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Ahead of Uganda vote, Facebook maverick flourishes amid stifled media - Christian Science Monitor

With the election Friday, an anonymous Facebook user has become a much-needed voice, reporting in ways journalists – under President Museveni's repressed media landscape – cannot. By Ryan Lenora Brown, Correspondent February 15, 2016. close. Uganda's ...and more »

Opposition Candidate Briefly Held Before Uganda's Presidential Vote - New York Times

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda's leading opposition figure was arrested on Monday, three days before the East African country's presidential elections. The opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, who was once a personal physician to President Yoweri Museveni but ...and more »

Why hoe is still relevant in mechanising Uganda - New Vision

When President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni promised to give 18 million hoes to small land owners to boost their food security and incomes, he was not building castles in the air. Jameskatongana 703x422. James Katongana is a Pan Africanist. When President ...and more »

Challenger hopes voters will finally break Uganda leader's stubborn grip on power - The Guardian

Kizza Besigye, Uganda's leading opposition leader and presidential candidate, during an election rally in Kampala. Photograph: Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty Images. Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni's campaign crowds are as lethargic as his 30-year ...and more »

Clashes after Ugandan presidential candidate detained days before election - The Guardian

Kizza Besigye waves shortly before being arrested by Ugandan police in Kampala on Monday. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP. The arrest of a top presidential candidate has caused outrage in Uganda just days before the country heads to the polls to elect a new ...and more »

Uganda on edge ahead of presidential election - Al Jazeera America

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni waves to supporters as he arrives at a campaign rally in Entebbe ahead of the presidential elections this week, Feb. 10, 2016. James Akena / Reuters. Uganda Museveni. At a rally for Museveni on Jan. 29, in Kakindu ...and more »

Ugandan police clash with opposition supporters ahead of elections - Al Jazeera America

Ugandan police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a crowd of opposition supporters and briefly arrested a leading opposition candidate on Monday, raising tensions ahead of presidential elections widely seen as close. Ambulances carried the ...and more »

Uganda 2016: Opposition Candidate Kizza Besigye Released After Brief Detention - Newsweek

Kizza Besigye campaigns in Jinja, Uganda. Uganda's main opposition candidate Kizza Besigye, pictured campaigning in Jinja, Uganda on February 12, was briefly detained just three days before presidential elections in the country. James Akena/Reuters ...and more »

Ugandan police clash with opposition as presidential poll nears - Reuters

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan police fought running battles with supporters of opposition leader Kizza Besigye in Kampala, in the worst outbreak of violence yet during campaigning for Thursday's presidential election. Uganda riot policemen pass by an ...and more »

Pastors, politics and anti-gay rhetoric: Uganda's election cometh - SBS

Anti-gay rhetoric in Uganda has intensified in the lead-up to this week's elections, with pledges to "rehabilitate homosexuals" and the threat of violence worrying LGBT community leaders. By. Amy Fallon. 15 Feb 2016 - 11:19 AM UPDATED 15 Feb 2016 - 11 ...and more »