Uganda defends democratic image

KAMPALA, Uganda, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The political opposition in Uganda is using the national electoral commission "as a punching bag," a spokesman for the organization said.

Ugandan mayor charges police beat, gassed him on way to court

KAMPALA, Uganda, June 21 (UPI) -- The mayor of Kampala, Uganda, said he was hit with tear gas and beaten by police officers escorting him to court to face abuse-of-power charges.

Ugandans asked to mourn, not celebrate

KAMPALA, Uganda, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Opposition leader Kizza Besigye has called for Ugandans to wear black and mourn the country's independence day because of its "desperate condition."

Besigye arrested in Uganda march

KAMPALA, Uganda, March 22 (UPI) -- Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was arrested for unlawful assembly after a police officer was stoned to death during a march in Kampala, police said.

Uganda considering anti-gay legislation

KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in Uganda are again considering legislation that would make it a crime punishable by death to engage in homosexual sex on a repeated basis.

Ugandan rights concern for United States

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Washington said it had serious concerns about the deteriorating human rights situation in Uganda, where basic liberties are at a premium.

Opponents rally during Uganda inauguration

KAMPALA, Uganda, May 13 (UPI) -- Rallies for opposition leader Kizza Besigye upon his return from Kenya overshadowed the inauguration of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, witnesses said.

Uganda lets opposition leader fly home

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 11 (UPI) -- A Ugandan opposition leader said Wednesday he will be allowed to fly home from Kenya after being barred from an earlier flight.

U.N. worried by Ugandan violence

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 2 (UPI) -- The Ugandan government is in part to blame for the escalating level of violence in the country, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights said.

Political unrest turns bloody in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda, April 30 (UPI) -- Cost-of-living protests in Uganda have escalated and led to at least two civilian deaths as police vowed to use live ammunition to restore peace.

Uganda violence leaves 5 dead

KAMPALA, Uganda, April 29 (UPI) -- Police and military forces took aim at anti-government protesters in Uganda Friday in clashes that left five people dead and 150 injured, officials said.

Ugandan opposition leader arrested

KASANGATI, Uganda, April 18 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people stormed the Kasangati police station in Uganda, demanding the release of opposition leader Kizza Besigye, officials said.

Ugandan opposition leader shot, wounded

KAMPALA, Uganda, April 14 (UPI) -- Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was shot and injured after troops fired on protesters in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, authorities said Thursday

Ugandan candidate calls for demonstrations

KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Uganda's opposition presidential candidate claims the country's election was rigged and he wants residents to peacefully protest its outcome, officials said.

Opposition rejects Uganda vote as fixed

KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Uganda's opposition Sunday rejected the re-election victory claimed by President Yoweri Museveni, charging systematic fraud.
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