As Uganda targets a pop star rival, media under pressure

World 05/18/19, 04:37

Until recently the Ugandan pop star and opposition figure known as Bobi Wine could count on news crews trailing him. As his popularity grew in the past year, his activities were increasingly covered live by broadcasters satisfying public interest in ...

Uganda targets journalists on World Press Freedom Day

Africa 05/03/19, 11:45

As World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on Friday, television and radio stations in Uganda were being targeted over coverage of an opposition figure's appearance in court.Journalists have protested the ordered suspension of news leaders at 13 stations over what ...

Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine is freed on bail

Africa 05/02/19, 08:52

Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine was freed on bail Thursday after spending three nights in a maximum-security prison.The lawmaker, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, is charged with disobeying statutory authority. He faces trial over staging a ...

Ugandan pop star-politician performs 1st show since jailing

Africa 11/10/18, 16:07

Ugandan pop star and opposition politician Bobi Wine performed his first concert since he was charged with treason and jailed, a show of defiance Saturday punctuated by anti-government slogans and barbs aimed at the long-time president he is challenging.Thousands of ...

Uganda’s opposition pop star says he doesn’t feel safe

Africa 09/24/18, 11:37

Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine said on Monday he is concerned about his safety four days after returning from the United States, where he sought medical care for injuries sustained during alleged state torture.Bobi Wine, whose real ...

Update: Uganda’s pop star politician vows to fight on

Africa 09/20/18, 06:54

The Latest on Uganda's pop star politician (all times local):4:25 p.m.Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine is vowing to continue his fight for more freedom in the country "or we shall die trying."The singer whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu ...

Heavy security, arrests as Ugandan pop star set to come home

World 09/20/18, 03:54

Ugandan security forces have deployed heavily before the return of pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine from the United States.Lawyer Asuman Basalirwa says police have detained the singer's brother and at least two other people who were driving to ...

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