Uganda

Bobi Wine reveals Ugandan soldiers assault him in detention

Ugandan soldiers beat up pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine and squeezed his genitals until he passed out, he charged on Monday, three days after he departed for the US for medical care for the injuries he allegedly sustained while in detention. Soldiers “violated me as if they were beasts,” said Wine, whose real name is Robert […]

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Uganda attributes improvement in healthcare system to Chinese donation.

Uganda’s healthcare system is improving thanks to hospital and medical equipment donated to the country by China. This China-Uganda Friendship Hospital, donated by the Chinese government, was built in 2012 to provide specialized free treatments for locals, including caesarean. Doctors say they have managed to reduce maternal deaths at the facility by 99 percent. But […]

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Uganda: R. Kyagulanyi re-apprehended over seeking treatment abroad.

Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, was being held at a government hospital Friday after being rearrested while attempting to seek medical treatment abroad. Kyagulanyi who faces treason charges alongside 32 others after President Yoweri Museveni’s car window was allegedly broken by a tossed stone was released on bail on Monday but […]

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Uganda: Aura lawmaker faces treason charges after swearing in.

Parliament of Uganda has sworn in the legislator for Arua Municipality, Kassiano Wadri, whose campaigns sparked off violent confrontations between opposition supporters and the president’s security officers two weeks ago. Wadri, who was subsequently charged with treason, along with several other legislators and political activists, took oath before the deputy speaker of parliament, Jacob Oulanyah. […]

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