14 January 2021
Ugandan elections were rigged by general Museveni
|11 February 2021||European Parliament passes a resolution saying ” |
Parliament deplores that the 14 January general elections in Uganda were neither democratic nor transparent. MEPs also condemn the excessive use of force by the police and armed forces during the election and their growing interference in political affairs “
12 February 1982
|Birthday of Bobi Wine|
|12 May 2021||Illegal swearing in of general Museveni|
|31 May 2021||Release of “Three killings in Kampala”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7d2AvLEPyA|
|3 August 2021||Fred Lumbuye arrested in Turkey|
|13 August 2021||Ahead of by-elections in Arua, Bobi Wine’s driver was killed. https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/08/uganda-investigate-death-of-opposition-politicians-driver/|
|3 Novermber 2020||Bobi Wine arrested on Nomination Day. https://www.africanews.com/2020/11/03/uganda-s-bobi-wine-arrested-after-presidential-nomination//|
|18 November 2020||Bobi Wine arrested during campain in Luuka. During protests after his arrests hundreds of unarmed Ugandans are killed. https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/bobi-wine-arrested-in-luuka-3202494|
|27 December 2020||Frank Senteza run over by police vehicle during campaign. https://www.independent.co.ug/kyagulanyis-bodyguard-knocked-dead/|
|30 December 2020||Entire NUP campaign team arrested in Kalangala and locked up for many months. https://observer.ug/news/headlines/67994-bobi-wine-and-entire-campaign-team-arrested-in-kalangala|
On 12 May 2021 Norway annouced it would no longer use AstraZenica because of risks or rare bl0od clots.
It seems that this not apply to Ugandans.
Ugandans should protest with the Norwegian government for begin treated as second-rate humans.
Here are the people in the Norwegian parliament in the Foreign Affairs committee.
Let’s send them an email to request them to address this issue in the Norwegian parliament.
Pls find their email addresses here:
If you do not know what to write, then you can write
My name is [ ] Ugandan citizen and proud supporter of the National Unity Platform, the biggest party of Uganda. In Uganda we have a lot of respect for Norway as one of the most democratic countries of the world.
However, even in a very democratic country something can go wrong. Your country is one of the biggest supporters of General Museveni, the dictator who has ruled Uganda for 35 years killing over 5 million of Ugandans & Congolese.
Thousands of opposition members have been kidnapped and are tortured, raped & killed in jails that were built with European money.
Recently the news broke that Norway is donating AstraZenica vaccin to Uganda, a vaccin that was abolished two months ago by Norwegian government because of the risk of blood clots.
You can imagine that your support of our dictator and dumping vaccins in Uganda that you don’t regard as safe makes us feel like we are inferior people.
We request that you address this issue in Norwegian parliament. It would be beneficial if you get into contact with the National Unity Platform. I have cc-ed the spokesperson (email@example.com)
Analysis shows that to cover up for the first lie, they created two additional lies.
Around 22 January Lt.Col Akiki of the UPDF shared a press statement about successes in their fight against al-Shabaab. Many influential media houses ran the story, such as Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/23/ugandan-army-says-it-has-killed-198-al-shabab-fighters-in-somalia
The NilePost even included more details: https://nilepost.co.ug/2021/01/23/two-commanders-captured-as-updf-kills-over-180-al-shabaab-fighters-in-somalia-raid/
Journalists start to verify the UPDF claims, but couldn’t find any confirmation. Researcher Rashid Abdi tweeted his doubts.
The pressure started to increase and on 27 January the Ugandan government had no choice but to withdraw the story.
UN ambassador Adonia tried to label it as ‘Internet chatter’, but journalists didn’t go for that:
Reuters then had to withdraw the whole story. UPDF didn’t apologize but rather spread more lies.
Reuters also posted a tweet to announce they had withdrawn the story.
UPDF communication person ‘bandivan’ directly jumped to the conclusion that the tweet was fake.
The first error in the bandivan tweet is that’s it wasn’t @nup_ug, an account that was silent at the time because the operator was locked up in Kitalya prision, but @fdcofficial1 that shared the Reuters tweet.
Bandivan didn’t take into account the possibility that media houses sometimes post Tweets temporary. This can be seen by looking at the replies to those tweets.
Although Reuters withdrew the story, on many places the UPDF fake news is still found.
Reuters will never publish another UPDF press statement anymore without thoroughly double checking.
UPDF and Ugandan government finds it increasingly more difficult to manipulate news. In this case they were even caught lying thrice. First the announcement of the 189 killed al Shabaab fighters, which they had to withdraw when it became more and more clear that no confirmation could be found.
To withdraw the press announcement, they created another lie that the press announcement didnt come from UPDF, the UN ambassador even referred to it as ‘internet chatter’.
Reuters then had to pull the story, and posted a temporary tweet. After Reuters removed its tweet, UPDF communications account ‘bandivan’ claimed that a fake tweet from Reuters was distributed. By looking at the replies it can be shown that there was actually a Reuters tweet.