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Topic - Kizza Besigye
Uganda's top opposition leader pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of convening an unlawful assembly in a case stemming from the killing of a policeman in violent street clashes last week.
An election tribunal has dismissed the main opposition party's challenge over fraud claims in the April presidential election, revalidating the ruling party's win in Africa's most populous nation.
Nigeria's main labor unions said they will begin a three-day strike July 20 after the government and private sector failed to implement a minimum-wage law signed by President Goodluck Jonathan earlier this year.
President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday blamed courts and police for being lenient with opposition groups protesting the rising cost of living, despite a crackdown on the demonstrators.
President Yoweri Museveni's costly inauguration Thursday turned into embarrassment, as thousands thronged the streets to cheer opposition leader Kizza Besigye on his return from Kenya, where he was recovering from a beating by Ugandan police two weeks ago.
Some 300 lawyers are protesting the Ugandan government's strong reaction to protests surrounding the arrest of an opposition leader.
Two people have been killed and 121 injured in riots that swept across this capital city Friday, a day after an opposition leader was dragged from his vehicle and beaten and pepper-sprayed by security forces.
A massive explosion ripped through a cafe popular among tourists in the Moroccan city of Marrakech on Thursday, killing 14 people, including foreigners and wounding 20 in what the government called a criminal attack.
The bookshelves of Uganda's top opposition leader reveal his ambitions: "The Audacity of Hope" by Barack Obama. "Winning" by former GE chief Jack Welch. Kizza Besigye's books are mostly about grass-roots mobilization and effective communication - skills that he is putting to the test as he tries to mobilize the masses against President Yoweri Museveni. These efforts have gotten him arrested four times in three weeks, most recently last Thursday, when police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of his supporters.
Voters who re-elected President Yoweri Museveni in a landslide in February never thought he would repay them by ordering soldiers to shoot them for walking to work.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni did the expected over the weekend by winning another five-year term in a landslide victory to add to his quarter-century of rule.
Uganda's longtime president has won another term, the country's election commission said Sunday, but the top opposition leader alleged the election was fraudulent and vowed to reject the results.
President Yoweri Museveni's re-election bid was stumbling in this dispirited, overpopulated nation - until he found his groove by churning out a rap song during a campaign speech.