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East Africa deputy bureau chief @Reuters. Member of Reuters Editorial Peer Network. maggie.fick@tr.com

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Maggie Fick
a month ago
"These gunmen are all over and they are ready to kill," said Innocent Mutambi, 26, a welder, said after election results were announced. "I am sure what they announced is false, but right now we can't take them on, they will kill us."https://t.co/UEQWEquPj5 #UgandaDecides2021
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Maggie Fick
a month ago
KAMPALA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni won a decisive re-election victory on Saturday, elections officials said, but his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud and said citizens should reject the result.
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Maggie Fick
a month ago
KAMPALA, Jan 16 (@ReutersAfrica) - Long-time leader Yoweri Museveni was heading for a resounding win in Uganda's presidential election with nearly all votes counted on Saturday, but his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud and said citizens should reject the result.
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Maggie Fick
a month ago
So far at news conference, Wine says: 1/wants peaceful resolution but people have right to protest 2/has video proof to substantiate his fraud allegations https://t.co/RpPRowAqji

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a month ago
Bobi Wine, a singer-turned-lawmaker who has galvanized young Ugandans with his call for change, said in a tweet early on Friday that he was confident of victory despite "widespread fraud and violence" during the poll. He gave no further details. https://t.co/88vCh5PMyC
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Reuters
a month ago
Uganda's President Museveni has early lead in election, preliminary results show https://t.co/kVNrKJDVSK https://t.co/zbErKEXjoV
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Maggie Fick
a month ago
Ugandan opposition frontrunner Bobi Wine is expected to hold a press conference shortly at his home in Kampala. Electoral commission also expected to give another update as it continues tallying results. #UgandaDecides2021 https://t.co/y0W46uF9gT
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BOBI WINE
a month ago
Hello Uganda! Despite the wide spread fraud and violence experienced across the country earlier today, the picture still looks good. Thank you Uganda for turning up and voting in record numbers. The challenge now is for Mr. Byabakama and the EC to declare the will of the Pple.
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CIPESA
a month ago
Provisional results in the #Uganda elections put incumbent President Museveni in the lead. The country remains in an #InternetShutdown initiated hours before citizens went to vote. Access to #MobileMoney is intermittent. #UgandaDecides #InternetFreedomAfrica #KeepItOn https://t.co/IszhlCYzQK
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Maggie Fick
a month ago
Opposition frontrunner Bobi Wine after casting his vote in today's election in Uganda, photo by @ReutersAfrica photographer @BazRatner #UgandaDecides2021 https://t.co/SoVF83sEIR
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@reussae
Anna Reuß
a month ago
Tweeting the elections from #Uganda also are journalists @daniellutaaya @sabitijoseph @jkkarungi and media house @ntvuganda. Also on the ground are @micoh @cathkemi @Sumy_sadurni @MOnyiego @kikyjosh - we may see updates from the later in the day. https://t.co/eJwFHFFXa5
@reussae
Anna Reuß
a month ago
Good to see a handful of journalists in #Uganda having found their way onto Twitter despite the internet shutdown. So far, I can see @qataharraymond, @C_SOI, @eyderp & @rakidi. Follow them for updates & let me know of any others reporting from the ground.
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@C_SOI
Catherine Wambua- Soi
a month ago
Mood as Bobi Wine arrives to vote #UgandaDecides2021 https://t.co/JBHNIYAOU9
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@DG_Lewis
David Lewis
a month ago
As #UgandaDecides2021 a timely panel at the #ReutersNext online summit that will discuss "The Generational Split in African Politics". Tune in at 1330 East Africa time to listen to @efie41209591 + @WalleLawal https://t.co/2fovdaJP0n
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@lindseyhilsum
Lindsey Hilsum
a month ago
Long lines and great enthusiasm as ⁦opposition candidate ⁦@HEBobiwine⁩ voted at his local polling station in Kampala this morning #Ugandaelections https://t.co/cNP5Ks8cfe
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Maggie Fick
a month ago
Ugandans began voting on Thursday in a presidential election pitting long-time leader Yoweri Museveni against an opposition galvanized by a popular singer despite a campaign marked by brutal crackdowns. https://t.co/KI8dABkTaT
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@tizianacorda
Tiziana Corda
a month ago
The latest @ACLEDinfo data release confirms 2020 was the bloodiest year for Ethiopia in nearly two decades. Political violence increased in Tigray and Benishangul, but don’t forget Oromia too. If a good beginning bodes well... 2021 risks being even worse and more international. https://t.co/ImBglK08Ij https://t.co/ocGk0EJkP5
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@MapEthiopia
Ethiopia Map
a month ago
Another attack at Benishangul-Gumuz Region. Current death toll stands at 27. It might increase as bodies are still being collected https://t.co/SLzdQ48vJ7
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