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MP Bobi Wine charged

Publish date: 12 August 2019
Issue Number: 836
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Uganda

Ugandan pop star and presidential aspirant Bobi Wine has been charged with intending to 'alarm, annoy or ridicule' President Yoweri Museveni. BBC News reports that the lawmaker has also been charged with inciting violence after being accused of calling on his supporters to physically harm the Museveni. The charges relate to a rally last year when the presidential convoy was allegedly stoned by opposition supporters. The MP says the charges are all politically motivated to undermine his presidential ambitions. The report notes that Wine intends to run against Museveni in the 2021 election.

Full BBC News report