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Kizza Besigye

Warren Kizza Besigye Kifefe is a former colonel in the Ugandan army, chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party and was a contestant in Uganda's 2001, 2006 and 2011 presidential elections and lost in all of them to the incumbent Yoweri Museveni. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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365 days of economic pain
2011-12-30
A heated election campaign was in its final stretch, and a bloody showdown between the country's key political opponents, Yoweri Museveni and Kizza Besigye, was largely expected. Yet, what none of this crop of industry watchers could not tell you then ...
(The Observer (blog))
  1. The year 2011 in the East African community

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Besigye politically shirtless
2011-12-22
(rtd) Dr Warren Smith Kizza Besigye Kifefe has announced he will retire “soon,” from the presidency of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). And almost immediately his propaganda sidekick Pilipo Wafula Oguttu, MP Bukholi Central quickly weighed in to ...
(New Vision)
  1. Uganda: 'Besigye Won't Quit'

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From court, FDC's Ingrid wears wide smile to remand in Luzira
2011-12-11
Ms Turinawe, who is still facing treason charges in which she is charged together with three other FDC supporters, including party chief Kizza Besigye's aides, was sent back to Luzira Prison. However, Nakawa Chief Magistrate Charles Sserubuga ordered ...
(Daily Monitor)

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    David Mpanga protests continued detention of FDC activists
    2011-11-28
    Kizza Besigye and Francis Tumwijukye who heads the youth wing. The suspects are alleged to have held meetings and mobilized other people to participate in activities to overthrow the government. They are alleged to have conducted activities in the ...
    (UGPulse.com)
    1. Lawyers protest prolonged detention of FDC members

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    It's no Arab Spring, but democratic yearnings in Africa have started to bud
    2011-11-14
    Inside his gated mansion, Kizza Besigye sits alone in the gloom, listening to the pounding rain as he ponders his fate. The Ugandan opposition leader has been released from house arrest, but the protest marches that he leads are growing weaker and more ...
    (Globe and Mail)
    1. Your Mail: Musumba gives Besigye inflated importance

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    Phony Human Hights Concerns at Amnesty
    2011-11-03
    Kizza Besigye (whether you call them demonstrations or protests they always spill over into riots) Human Rights Watch, another human rights organization, condemned the Uganda Police for, 'excessive use of force' in quelling riots deliberately ignoring ...
    (Uganda Media Centre)
    1. US Concerned Over Uganda's "Deteriorating" Human Rights
    2. Ugandan rights concern for United States
    3. US concerned about Uganda human rights crackdown

    Oct
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    Besigye's detention was unlawful, says court
    2011-10-28
    Dr Besigye is escorted by jovial supporters to his home after the court hearing yesterday. PHOTO BY ISAAC KASAMANI By ANTHONY WESAKA (email the author) The one-week detention of FDC leader Kizza Besigye at his Kasangati home was unlawful, the Kasangati ...
    (Daily Monitor)
    1. Uganda Court Rules Besigye's Confinement Unconstitutional
    2. Court dismisses Besigye case
    3. Besigye Walks to Court

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    Police Crack Down on Kampala Protesters
    2011-10-21
    Kizza Besigye, head of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change, has been effectively under house arrest since Tuesday. He was forcibly prevented from walking to his office from his home outside Kampala. Two of his aides have also been charged with ...
    (Voice of America)
    1. Uganda: 2 Leaders of Protest Movement Are Charged With Treason, Police Say
    2. Treason in Uganda is any political act contrary to orders of the Police

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    Uganda: Graft Fight Must Start With the State House - Besigye
    2011-10-07
    Kampala — Forum for Democratic Change leader Kizza Besigye has said if the country is to get rid of corruption, then President Museveni and State House ought to be investigated. Dr Besigye told this newspaper in an interview at Pope Paul Memorial ...
    (AllAfrica.com)
    1. Anti-Museveni book launched amid clashes

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    From speaking in the right forum to speaking only if in support of mzee
    2011-09-24
    The demand grew louder just after Dr Kizza Besigye published in 1999 his energetic critique of the Movement. Being a serving soldier then, he barely survived trial in the court martial. For going on radio and criticising the President in 2005, ...
    (Daily Monitor)

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      Uganda: Selective Prosecution Cannot Eliminate Corruption
      2011-09-19
      In this riveting interview with Sunday Monitor's Emmanuel Gyezaho, retired Justice John Bosco Katutsi bears it all out, and speaks about acquitting FDC leader Kizza Besigye of rape charges, growing up poor, working as a shamba boy, life as a father, ...
      (AllAfrica.com)

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        Uganda Bans Rally Celebrating North African Revolts
        2011-09-01
        The principal leader of the opposition, Kizza Besigye, was arrested on charges of inciting violence (charges were later dropped). The collapse of the long-entrenched regimes in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia has become a grave concern among leaders of many ...
        (International Business Times)
        1. Uganda Bans North-African Solidarity Rally
        2. DJ Uganda Police Vows Crackdown On Planned Opposition Protests

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        Court acquits Besigye of walk to work charges
        2011-08-09
        Dr. Kizza Besigye jubilating with his supporters outside the Kasangati Magistrates' Court Tuesday August 9, 2011 shortly after he was cleared of all the walk to work offences. PHOTO BY ISAAC KASAMANI By Anthony Wesaka (email the author) Kasangati Court ...
        (Daily Monitor)
        1. Uganda court acquits opposition leader of inciting violence after protest marches
        2. Uganda drops all Besigye charges
        3. Uganda drops cases against opposition leader

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        Besigye insists he will respect FDC constitution
        2011-08-01
        By Perez Rumanzi & Frankfurt Kuheisa (email the author) Forum for Democratic Change president Kizza Besigye has warned senior party members reported to be engineering a party constitutional amendment to allow him prolong his stay as party leader that ...
        (Daily Monitor)
        1. Will Museveni follow Besigye to retirement?
        2. When Besigye finally steps down, Museveni will miss him the most
        3. Besigye's lawyers want case dismissed

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        Make Owino fire report public -Besigye
        2011-08-01
        By Mercy Nalugo, Abdul Kiyaga & Jacinta Odongo (email the author) FDC leader Kizza Besigye yesterday challenged government to make public the findings of the 2009 report on the fire that gutted Owino Market before any new probe into the inferno that ...
        (Daily Monitor)
        1. Fire Ravages Uganda's Largest Market

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        The Future for Dr. Kizza Besigye
        2011-07-19
        Dr. Kizza Besigye had announced he would not be President of FDC beyond 2014 or become party flag bearer in the 2016 Presidential elections. Dr. Besigye who has competed in the last three presidential elections in 2001, 2006 and recently in February ...
        (UGPulse.com)
        1. Uganda: Besigye Calls for More Civil Disobedience

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        DPP drops charges against Besigye
        2011-07-13
        Dr Kizza Besigye (C) speaks to journalists after appearing at Kasangati Magistrates Court yesterday. The Director of Public Prosecutions dropped the charges of incitement to violence against him. The FDC leader accused the President of allegedly using ...
        (Daily Monitor)
        1. Besigye was 'misquoted'
        2. DPP drops one of Besigye charges
        3. Uganda Government News: Besigye challenges government

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        Besigye planning fresh demonstrations
        2011-07-05
        By Mercy Nalugo (email the author) The Forum for Democratic Change president, Dr Kizza Besigye, has said he is gathering fresh support from the public to reactivate peaceful anti-government demonstrations seeking to bring about political reforms and ...
        (Daily Monitor)
        1. A time for change in FDC
        2. Uganda: Besigye Has Hit the Right Chord
        3. Ground is ripe to force Museveni out – Besigye

        Jun
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        The return of 'walk to work'
        2011-06-22
        Both the political party he leads and his own lawyers have advised him against continuing with his 'walk to work' protest, but Dr Kizza Besigye is adamant. As a result of his resolve, The Observer has learnt, the 'walk to work' campaign that paralysed ...
        (The Observer)

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          Witnesses skip Besigye case
          2011-06-16
          By PASCAL KWESIGA THE trial of the Forum for Democratic Change president, Kizza Besigye, did not kick off yesterday after court heard that one of the key prosecution witnesses, David Owinyi, was bedridden after being involved in an accident. ...
          (New Vision)
          1. Media barred from Besigye trial
          2. Uganda Government News: Besigye asks courts to suspend cases against him

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          Uganda: Museveni and the “African Spring”
          2011-06-15
          by John Campbell Ugandan anti-riot policemen fire coloured tear gas canisters to disperse supporters of opposition Forum for Democratic Change during a procession to welcome their leader Kizza Besigye in the capital Kampala May 12, 2011. ...
          (Council on Foreign Relations (blog))
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