The international community has joined East Africans in condemning the arrest and beating of opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi in Uganda. Military court charges against the man better known as Bobi Wine were dropped, only for the State to rearrest him and charge him with treason.
Who Is Bobi Wine and Why Is He Creating Such a Fuss?
The Conversation Africa, 24 August 2018
Ugandan singer turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known as Bobi Wine, is at the centre of a storm in the East African nation. Ssentamu has been arrested and charged with… Read more »
Bobi Wine Charged With Treason
Monitor, 23 August 2018
The Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on Thursday appeared before Gulu Magistrates Court where he was charged with treason. Read more »
How Govt Uses Treason Charge to Harass Its Opponents
Observer, 23 August 2018
Treason, over the years, has become government's preferred charge of choice against many of its harsh critics. Read more »
Govt Withdraws Charges Against Bobi Wine, But He's Not Free...
Nairobi News, 23 August 2018
Uganda government has withdrawn charges against Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi-cum-singer Bobi Wine. Read more »
Ugandan MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine appeared in a military court in Gulu. Those charges were dropped, but he was rearrested and then appeared in a civil court.
During his visit to the Kampala prison on August 22, Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah said the MP is in a lot of pain and also condemned his beating.
Army Deployed in Kampala Ahead of Bobi Wine Trial
Monitor, 22 August 2018
There is a heavy deployment of UPDF and police in Kampala to stop the anticipated chaos on Thursday, when detained Kyadondo East MP, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine will appear… Read more »
Bobi Wine Hires International Lawyers
Nation, 23 August 2018
Uganda's Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, who faces a court martial in Gulu on Thursday, has hired international law firm Amsterdam & Partners LLP. Read more »
US Concerned About Bobi Wine Condition
The US State Department has voiced concern over the medical condition of detained Ugandan MP Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine. Read more »
Top International Stars Condemn Beating of Ugandan Musician Bobi Wine
Deutsche Welle, 23 August 2018
Music artists including Angelique Kidjo and Chris Martin have condemned the brutal treatment of jailed Ugandan pop star Bobi Wine. The singer-turned-lawmaker was arrested and… Read more »
Journalists Receive Threatening Calls to Back Off Bobi Wine Stories
Journalists covering the stories on the beating, imprisonment and detention of MPs Bobi Wine and Francis Zaake have said they have been threatened and ordered to stop writing the… Read more »
Rights groups have slammed the growing harassment of the media in countries like Uganda, Nigeria, and Tanzania. Some Ugandan journalists who were reporting on protests supporting ... Read more »
Kenyans have joined hands with their Ugandan counterparts to demand for release of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, who was arrested and allegedly ... Read more »
Police and the army have fired teargas and live bullets on protesters who lit fires at Kisekka Market, Namirembe Road and Kikuubo Market Lane - demanding the release of Kyadondo ... Read more »
President Yoweri Museveni has hit out at media reports that suggests that Kyadondo MP Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, was seriously injured while being apprehended ... Read more »
When African musicians take the path of challenging autocratic governments, they mostly end up enduring unimaginable levels of persecution - and Uganda's Bobi Wine is one such ... Read more »
First Images of Detained MP Bobi Wine Released
Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah has visited Kyadondo East MP, Hon Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine at Makindye Military Barracks. Read more »
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