Kizza Besigye

By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 27th, 2013
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KAMPALA (Reuters) – Leading opposition politician Kizza Besigye was arrested for planning anti-government riots in the Ugandan capital Kampala, police said on Saturday. Besigye has led protests for years aimed at toppling President Yoweri Museveni, to whom he lost a presidential election in Feb...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 24th, 2012
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Last Saturday came the breaking news that outspoken Woman Member of Parliament Cerinah Nebanda had passed away. Since the Butaleja District Woman MP was an outspoken critic of her own party, the NRM, and no accident was mentioned as the cause of her death, questions started being raised immediately. ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 9th, 2012
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British rule over Uganda came to an end on October 9, 1962. Half a century later, the African nation still has not made the transition to genuine democracy. In the early years of the 20th century, Winston Churchill, Britain’s World War Two prime minister, described Uganda as the pearl of Africa...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 8th, 2012
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Every year on my birthday, I take a moment to reflect on my life so far and what I hope to have achieved by my next birthday. As a lover of Uganda, I have written numerous musings and pieces on the various elements of the country, ranging from its wonderful landscape to its rich culture […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 4th, 2012
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At least 70 people sustained injuries as the police again arrested Forum for Democratic Change President Kizza Besigye in Kampala yesterday. Most injuries were sustained during a two-hour mid-morning clash that saw police indiscriminately lobbing tear gas canisters, firing rounds of live ammunition a...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 12th, 2012
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Pius Muteekani Katunzi President Museveni is being misunderstood when he says that he has not seen anyone in the NRM who could steer the country in the right direction after him. And he has been consistent on that point. His dream of retiring to becoming a modern cattle keeper has been frustrated by ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 17th, 2012
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Kampala – Uganda’s anti-government protests are shifting their rallies toward rural areas to escape a heavy police presence in the capital city. Marches against the country’s long-serving leader held in Kampala have turned violent in the past, with police using tear gas and batons t...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 24th, 2012
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Uganda – A group of women have stripped to their bras in protest at the alleged sexual assault by Ugandan police of a high-profile female opposition politician. Footage shows an officer squeezing the breast of Ingrid Turinawe of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) during her arrest ahead of a...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 22nd, 2012
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By Tonny Singoro The president of Uganda’s Forum for Democratic Change, Kizza Besigye, was hospitalised Tuesday when a political rally was dispersed by police in Kampala. A women MP, Sempalla Nabila, was taken to hospital after passing out after police fired tear gas. Reports indicate that oppo...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 19th, 2012
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Kampala – Ugandan police fired tear gas before bundling opposition leader Kizza Besigye and several allies into police vans on Thursday, witnesses said, shortly before planned anti-government protests. Besigye had been meeting a number of senior opposition figures in an upmarket suburb of the c...