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MAY 05, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Uganda bans live TV coverage of opposition protests

The Ugandan government on Thursday banned all live television coverage of protests organised by the country's main opposition leader against the re-election of President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for 30 years. The ban takes immediate effect," Uganda information minister Jim Muhwezi told AFP. Besigye, who came in second in the February presidential poll, had called on his ...

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MAY 05, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Protesters arrested in Uganda ahead of Museveni's swearing-in

By Mark Muhumuza KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan police arrested at least 18 protesters on Thursday, with the opposition accusing them of using live rounds and detaining close to 100 people demonstrating against newly re-elected President Yoweri Museveni. Tensions have festered since Museveni won the February election with 60 percent of the vote, extending his 30-year rule by another five-year term. ...

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MAY 05, 2016 - BBC

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Uganda bans opposition protest coverage

Uganda bans live media coverage of opposition protests against February's re-election of President Yoweri Museveni, extending his 30 years in office.

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MAY 05, 2016 - Washington Post

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Uganda government bans press coverage of protest movement

Uganda’s government is banning media coverage of a protest movement against the disputed re-election of the country’s long-time president.

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MAY 05, 2016 - The Guardian

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The lesbian rapper who escaped forced marriage in Somalia

Somali rapper and anti-FGM campaigner Berlin escaped being murdered by relatives when she was outed as a lesbian• ‘Treat me with dignity’: Somali anti-FGM rapper Berlin – videoUntil the end of last year, Berlin was leading an engaged and active life in Uganda, running successful anti-FGM programmes, competing in freestyle rap competitions and involved in LGBT rights groups. “I was ...

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