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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 court backs age law benefiting longtime president

KAMPALA, Uganda  — A court in Uganda has validated a law that removed an age limit for the country’s presidents and cleared the way for President Yoweri Museveni to remain in power. Three of five judges on the panel rejected a legal challenge to a constitutional amendment that jettisoned a clause preventing anyone 75 and … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan court backs age law benefiting longtime president

KAMPALA, Uganda | Uganda protest over new social media tax turns violent

KAMPALA, Uganda— Ugandan police on Wednesday used tear gas and bullets to break up a street protest against a new tax targeting social media users. Two protesters were arrested in downtown Kampala, the capital, after a scuffle in which some policemen were assaulted, said Luke Owoyesigire, a spokesman for Kampala police. The protest was organized … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Uganda protest over new social media tax turns violent