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Ugandan president wins sixth term amid vote-rigging claims   40%

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office, election officials have confirmed, despite his top challenger Bobi Wine dismissing the results as “cooked-up” and “fraudulent”.

Bobi Wine: the reggae singer vying to be Ugandas next president   23%

Ugandans go to the polls today to elect a new president. Can a charismatic young musician end three and a half decades of rule by a strongman? Freelance reporter Samuel Okiror has been following Bobi Wine’s campaign to defeat Yoweri Museveni

In Uganda, the 38-year-old musician turned politician Bobi Wine – his real name is Robert Kyagulanyi – is seeking the presidency. Wine hopes to oust Yoweri Museveni, 76, who has been in office since 1986. Museveni, who took power after the fall of the dictator Idi Amin, is known for bringing stability to the region and for helping manage the HIV crisis. But he also has a long history of using violence against his political opponents, and Wine is no exception. Over the course of his campaign, Wine has been beaten and repeatedly detained; in November, his bodyguard was killed in an attack on his vehicle.

The freelance reporter Samuel Okiror explains why the country’s youth are rallying behind Wine, and assesses whether the challenger has a real chance of taking office.

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Museveni declared election winner in Uganda as rival Bobi Wine alleges fraud   18%

Opposition candidate urges citizens to reject result of ‘most fraudulent election in country’s history’

Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, has won a sixth term in office, according to an official tally from Thursday’s election, as his main rival, Bobi Wine, alleged widespread fraud and rejected the result.

After one of the most turbulent election campaigns in Ugandan history, the electoral commission said Museveni had taken 59% of the vote and Wine 35%.

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Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine says he and wife fear for lives video   -5%

Bobi Wine, the Ugandan opposition leader, said soldiers were attacking his home. 'Our lives are in danger,' Wine said. 'Our only security is letting the world know what is happening.'

Lt Col Deo Akiiki, Uganda’s deputy military spokesperson, said the soldiers were at Wine’s house to protect him

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Uganda: Yoweri Museveni declared winner amid election fraud allegations   16%

Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term as president of Uganda while his main challenger, Bobi Wine, has countered with allegations of vote-rigging. Museveni warned people not to "cause chaos."

Uganda's Museveni declared winner of presidential poll, rival alleges fraud   3%

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni won a decisive re-election victory on Saturday, elections officials said, but his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud and said citizens should reject the result.

'Serious trouble': Ugandan army surrounds pop star candidate's home  

Uganda's long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni is ahead in the polls but sent soldiers to surround the compound of his chief challenger, reggae star Bobi Wine.

Ugandan challenger Bobi Wine claims he won presidential election by far despite early results   -2%

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Friday claimed victory in presidential elections, rejecting as a “complete sham” early results that gave President Yoweri Museveni a wide lead.The 38-year-old former ragga singer said his party’s polling agents were beaten and chased away in parts of northern and western Uganda, that ballot boxes were opened and stuffed, and that some voters were only given ballots for the parliamentary election.Museveni, 76, is seeking a sixth term after almost four…

A safe, fair vote? Why pandemic rules fuel concerns in Uganda.   8%

Uganda’s elections will determine if President Yoweri Museveni wins a sixth term. Bobi Wine and other opposition candidates have faced restrictions.

Museveni declared winner of disputed Uganda presidential election   23%

Security personnel out in force as longtime president wins sixth term and main challenger Bobi Wine alleges rigging.

We are under siege: Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine says military has taken over his home as election count continues   3%

Uganda’s main challenger to the presidency, Bobi Wine, has claimed that the country’s military has besieged his home, as votes are still being counted from Thursday's poll in an election already marred by controversy.
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Uganda's long-time leader Yoweri Museveni declared election winner   -36%

But his main rival Bobi Wine cries foul, alleging vote-rigging and saying he's fearful for his safety.

Ugandas Leader of 35 Years Is Re-elected Amid Accusations of Vote-Rigging  

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni faced his strongest challenge yet from Bobi Wine, a rapper-turned-lawmaker.

Uganda Forces Surround Home of Opposition Leader Bobi Wine  

One day after the election, Bobi Wine, the top rival to the incumbent president, sounded an alert from his home, saying, “We are under siege.”

Uganda Election 2021: What's at Stake?   60%

Longtime leader President Yoweri Museveni is facing his toughest challenge ever, and has used all the levers of power at his disposal to try to overcome 10 rivals — including Bobi Wine, a popular lawmaker and musician.

Bobi Wine Petitions The Hague, Citing Human Rights Violations   -13%

The leading opposition presidential candidate, Bobi Wine, urged the International Criminal Court to investigate human rights violations that have intensified in the run-up to this month’s election.

Ugandan President Museveni wins sixth term as vote rigging alleged   3%

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni won a decisive re-election victory on Saturday, elections officials said, but his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud and said citizens should reject the result.

Uganda's Bobi Wine rejects early poll results, claims victory   -6%

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Friday claimed victory in presidential elections, rejecting as a "complete sham" early results that gave President Yoweri Museveni a wide lead.

Ugandans head to polls under heavy security and amid internet blackout   -13%

Ugandans began voting in a tense election Thursday under heavy security and an internet blackout as veteran leader Yoweri Museveni pursues a sixth term against challenger Bobi Wine, a former pop star half his age.

Which way for Uganda? Bobi Wine takes on longtime incumbent Museveni   -14%

It has been billed as a generational battle. Africa's gaze is turning to Uganda and the tense homestretch to Thursday's presidential election. 38-year-old pop star-cum-opposition leader Bobi Wine is among nine candidates taking on 76-year-old Yoweri Museveni, the former military leader whose National Resistance Movement took the capital way back in 1986.

Uganda bans social media ahead of critical vote   31%

Uganda banned social media and messaging apps on Tuesday, two days ahead of a presidential election pitting Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa'slongest-serving leaders, against opposition frontrunner Bobi Wine, a popular singer.

Run-up to Uganda vote marred by violence, repression  

Uganda votes on Thursday in presidential and parliamentary elections marred by political repression as singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine challenges President Yoweri Museveni’s 34-year rule.

Uganda's President Fends Off Opposition In Contested Election   -10%

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine faced longtime President Yoweri Museveni in yesterday's election, official results are expected on Saturday.