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KAMPALA, Uganda | Kanye West meets Uganda’s president, gifts pair of sneakers

KAMPALA, Uganda— Kanye West has met with Uganda’s president during a visit to the East African nation and given the 74-year-old leader a pair of white sneakers. President Yoweri Museveni says he and the American rapper held “fruitful discussions” about promoting tourism and arts. West and his wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, have … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Kanye West meets Uganda’s president, gifts pair of sneakers

KAMPALA, Uganda | Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West visit Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan officials say Kanye West and his wife, the reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, have arrived in Uganda on a private visit. Information Minister Frank Tumwebaze told The Associated Press late Saturday that West’s visit is “an endorsement of our tourism resources.” Government spokesman Ofwono Opondo said on Twitter that the … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West visit Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda | The Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

KAMPALA, Uganda — The Latest on capsized ferry in Tanzania (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A regional official in Tanzania says 44 people are confirmed dead after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria. John Mongella, the commissioner of Mwanza, says 37 people have been rescued after Thursday’s capsizing. He cannot say how many people were … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | The Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

KAMPALA, Uganda | The Latest: Uganda’s pop star politician vows to fight on

KAMPALA, Uganda— 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 spoke to reporters shortly after police escorted him home from … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | The Latest: Uganda’s pop star politician vows to fight on

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

KAMPALA, Uganda — 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 the airport to welcome him home. Authorities say they will not … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Heavy security, arrests as Ugandan pop star set to come home

KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan pop star says he is fighting for ‘the oppressed’

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine said on Thursday he would return to Uganda to continue his struggle on behalf of “the oppressed” after allegedly being tortured by members of the presidential guard. Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, became emotional in his first news conference since arriving in the U.S. for … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan pop star says he is fighting for ‘the oppressed’

KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan police charge 5th opposition lawmaker with treason

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan authorities have charged a fifth lawmaker with treason over his alleged role in an incident in which the president’s motorcade was pelted with stones. Francis Zaake, an ally of the pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine, was also charged Monday with unlawful escape from custody. Zaake, who has been hospitalized with injuries allegedly … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan police charge 5th opposition lawmaker with treason