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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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Njuba rejects Nandala conditions for talks...
2012-12-29
The two groups fell out last month after the latter defeated the former in elections for the party president following the stepping aside of Dr. Kizza Besigye. Sam Njuba told New Vision that the Nandala camp has been given an opportunity to put across ...
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    Wolokoso - Besigye Fence-Sitting for 2016?
    2012-12-24
    And some observers now believe former FDC leader Dr Kizza Besigye is keeping on the fence to gain leverage in the contest for the FDC flagbearer race. With more cracks likely to emerge in the armoury of the largest opposition party, Besigye could ...
    (AllAfrica.com)
    1. Muntu eyes 2016, splits from Besigye

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    Wolokoso: Besigye fence-sitting for 2016?
    2012-12-23
    And some observers now believe former FDC leader Dr Kizza Besigye is keeping on the fence to gain leverage in the contest for the FDC flagbearer race. With more cracks likely to emerge in the armoury of the largest opposition party, Besigye could ...
    (The Observer)
    1. Rift in FDC: Could Mafabi be breaking away?...

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    Written by Sadab Kitatta Kaaya
    2012-11-19
    With the countdown, down to three days to the delegates' conference that would elect the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) new president to replace Dr Kizza Besigye, the tribal card is likely to play an integral part at the ballot. All three ...
    (The Observer (blog))
    1. FDC struggling to raise funds for party electionsPublish Date: Nov 18, 2012
    2. FDC candidates debate

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    Mafabi, Ekanya plan would destroy FDC
    2012-11-18
    A recent article in The Observer newspaper by Kyadondo East MP Ssemujju Nganda on the ongoing campaign by Mugisha Muntu, Nandala Mafabi and Geoffrey Ekanya to replace Dr Kizza Besigye as President of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) ...
    (The Observer (blog))

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      FDC presidential candidates to hold public debate...
      2012-11-14
      The debate to take place at Namboole Stadium near Kampala will be part of the campaign that took three months with three candidates vying to replace outgoing party president Dr. Kizza Besigye. The candidates include the leader of opposition in ...
      (New Vision)
      1. FDC Will Keep Strong - Muntu

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      Police denies blocking Besigye in Mbarara...
      2012-10-29
      Dr. Kizza Besigye from going to Kabale over the weekend. The Police disclosed that they provided escorts for Besigye up to Rugando towards Ntungamo district after order was restored in Mbarara town where crowds had blocked traffic. Tear gas and bullets ...
      (New Vision)
      1. Nandala's Vision
      2. Gunfire, tear gas rock Mbarara as police try to block Besigye
      3. Movement is a God given right; respect it

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      Police Confine Lukwago, Besigye at City Hall
      2012-10-25
      Police have blocked City Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago and the opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, from leaving City Hall to their planned inspection of civil works in the city suburbs. City Hall is the seat of Kampala Capital City Authority. Also blocked ...
      (AllAfrica.com)
      1. Besigye, Lukwago denied exit from City Hall
      2. Lukwago stopped from visiting Kisekka Market
      3. Kizza Besigye and Lord Mayor Lukwago Denied Exit

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      Besigye Free to Move - Police
      2012-10-12
      Kizza Besigye's home at Kasangati in Wakiso district, saying he was free to move but maintained that his movements will be monitored. Police had since Monday restricted Besigye from leaving his home saying that he had plans to interrupt the ...
      (AllAfrica.com)
      1. Here's how the next 50 years can be different

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      Muntu is not a mole - Nandala campPublish Date: Sep 16, 2012
      2012-09-16
      "These campaigns are not aimed at sharing power by regions or on grounds of friendship but we want something which is measurable, we are looking for a person to stand in the long feet of Dr. Kizza Besigye," he said. Nandala is among the three ...
      (New Vision)
      1. Why Mugisha Muntu is best choice for FDC
      2. Besigye struggles to restore calm in Muntu-Mafabi race
      3. Muntu Is Not a Mole - Nandala Camp

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      Besigye, Mafabi Gang On Muntu
      2012-09-03
      Kizza Besigye's home turf, the Kasangati Ssaza Grounds outside Kampala city, was on Aug. 23 the scene of excited ululations, political speeches, and feisty dancing to the kadodi, the imbalu circumcision dance from Mbale, eastern Uganda. The scene of ...
      (AllAfrica.com)
      1. Wolokoso: DP, Mafabi conflict takes new twist

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      Mafabi Vs Muntu
      2012-08-26
      The race between Nathan Nandala-Mafabi and Mugisha Muntu to grab Dr Kizza Besigye's crown is a tale of two contrasting figures eyeing the holy grail of leading the country at a later stage. Despite his humble background, Mafabi, who is the Leader of ...
      (The Observer)
      1. Dilemma befalls FDCPublish Date: Aug 27, 2012

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      Cabinet has become irrelevant - Besigye
      2012-08-20
      FDC president Kizza Besigye (R) raises a point as the lady who was shot at by police officers at Kajjansi as the opposition leader returned last year, Ms Brenda Nalwendo, looks on. Ms Nalwendo needs an operation in India after she sustained gunshot ...
      (Daily Monitor)
      1. FDC president starts fundraising for a police shooting victim

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      Mafabi says he won't leave office to campaign for party presidency
      2012-08-20
      FDC is seeking to fill the position which fell vacant after Dr Kizza Besigye revealed recently that he was retiring before his term ends in 2014. Mr Mafabi is contesting for the seat with former Army Commander Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu and Tororo County ...
      (Daily Monitor)

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        FDC's Besigye Backs Religious Leaders on Term Limits
        2012-07-16
        Forum for Democratic Change president Dr. Kizza Besigye has said that the religious leaders have a right to demand for restoration of the presidential term limits because their concern affects the people they lead spiritually. Besigye was at Kanungu ...
        (AllAfrica.com)
        1. 80 NRM MPS FORM NEW ORANGE MOV'T

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        Police pays Shs 6.3m for journalist's broken cameras
        2012-07-03
        The Police has given Ntege Shs 6.3m to replace his two cameras that were spoilt by security operatives while covering the Kampala Mayoral elections and a recent visit to St Balikuddembe (Owino) market for lunch by FDC President Kizza Besigye. A joyous ...
        (The Observer)
        1. Police compensates WBS journalist with cameras

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        Ugandan President's Achievements Challenged
        2012-06-08
        Kizza Besigye said such changes must include creation of an independent electoral commission. Interview with Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye Playlist Download In a nationwide speech Thursday, Museveni accused Besigye of attempting to overthrow ...
        (Voice of America)
        1. Uganda: Besigye Challenges President Museveni's achievements
        2. Highlights of the State of Nation address

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        Uganda Leader Attacks Opponents, Media
        2012-06-07
        But he also attacked opposition leader Kizza Besigye, accusing him of misrepresenting Uganda and its problems and, in doing so, scaring away tourists and their much needed dollars. “Besigye's lawlessness added to the problem of the relative scarcity of ...
        (Voice of America (blog))

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          Besigye trial over Cop murder starts next month
          2012-05-16
          By Vision Reporter The trial of the opposition leader Kizza Besigye in connection with a murder of a senior policeman starts next month. Buganda Road Court Magistrate fixed June 26, 2012 for trial to commence after prosecution submitted that ...
          (New Vision)
          1. Court sets date for Ariong hearing

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          German police intervene in noisy Ugandan kimeeza
          2012-05-15
          President Museveni's press secretary, Tamale Mirundi, who participated on phone from Uganda, alleged that FDC party leader, Dr Kizza Besigye has shares in a company that supplies tear gas to the Ugandan government, and constantly incites violence for ...
          (The Observer)

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            FDC in turmoil, 2 more MPs threaten to quit
            2012-05-10
            He adds that the FDC president, Dr Kizza Besigye, was informed about it. “It was supported by the shadow cabinet and the FDC NEC (National Executive Committee) that I should take action on errant shadow ministers. So, it is bad for them to personalise ...
            (The Observer)

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              Warrior Politics (part III)
              2012-04-30
              Kizza Besigye has also in many ways tried to convince the wider-society that he can manage the army if elected as president. In 2001 he told his supporters that he was the hammer that would remove the cotter pin (Museveni) from leadership.
              (AllAfrica.com)
              1. Then & Now: Museveni is a darling to Ugandans, says Byanyima

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              Mafabi, Muntu 'Campaign' During Prayer Session
              2012-04-30
              Kizza Besigye expressed his opposition of the term limits. "Even if we bring back the term limits in the Constitution now, they will only say Museveni can stand for another two terms," Besigye said. Before Besigye addressed the congregation, ...
              (AllAfrica.com)

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                Warrior politics (Part II)
                2012-04-21
                Kizza Besigye threatened to announce his own elections results, Museveni called a press conference, donned his military fatigues and talked-tough: “It is just comedy; no one should take him (Col. Besigye) seriously… Uganda is not Ivory Coast, ...
                (Independent.co.ug)

                  Mar
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                  Uganda protest leader in court after police death
                  2012-03-28
                  Uganda police detain a supporter of Uganda's top opposition leader Kizza Besigye outside the court in Kampala, Uganda, Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Besigye and his co-accused pleaded not guilty Wednesday and were freed on bail, from charges of convening ...
                  (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
                  1. Besigye Appears Before Court Over Death of Top Cop

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                  Police roundup 50 over Ariong death
                  2012-03-25
                  A police officer attempts to stop FDC leader Kizza Besigye (L) and Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago from proceeding with a city road inspection tour on Wednesday. Photo by Isaac Kasamani By EPHRAIM KASOZI & MARTIN SSEBUYIRA (email the author) Business along ...
                  (Daily Monitor)
                  1. Opposition Wants Independent Inquiry Into Ariongo's Murder
                  2. Police release Uganda's opposition leader
                  3. Uganda Government News: Besigye calls for independent investigation into ...

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                  Besigye Under House Arrest, Addresses Journalists At Home
                  2012-03-20
                  By Vision Reporter, 20 March 2012 Police Tuesday morning put opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye's under preventive arrest at his home at Kasangati in Wakiso district. Sources say that Besigye is among the opposition pressure group, Activists for ...
                  (AllAfrica.com)
                  1. Besigye home not surrounded by Police
                  2. Opposition MPs condemn Besigye's home arrest
                  3. Besigye, Lukwago, Nabilah detained

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                  How far this country has sunk with Makubuya and Bbumba
                  2012-02-20
                  For his part, Makubuya as Attorney General stunned the world with some of his advice, especially when he claimed that Dr Kizza Besigye should not stand in the 2006 presidential election because he was 'tainted with illegalities.' Yet Besigye was only a ...
                  (Daily Monitor)
                  1. Uganda's Gen. Museveni Mortgages Country to Foreign Oil, Opposition says

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                  Museveni, Besigye Draw Line in Jinja Poll
                  2012-02-08
                  By Dalton Wanyera and Emmanuel Mulondo, 8 February 2012 President Museveni and his rival FDC leader Kizza Besigye yesterday spent the day in Jinja campaigning for their candidates in the Jinja East by-election slated for tomorrow. As Dr Besigye rallied ...
                  (AllAfrica.com)

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                    Museveni has betrayed NRA comrades, says Kazoora
                    2012-02-04
                    Kiiza] Besigye's missive of 1999. He pointed out a number of wrongs and wrote to the chairman of the NRM Caucus and said let's discuss it internally. But they said he should be tried by the court martial. But Besigye was faulted for using the wrong ...
                    (Daily Monitor)
                    1. NRM had historically suffered major defections before every election but it ...
                    2. Why we had to leave
                    3. Museveni will seek 5th term - Col Fred Mwesigye

                    Jan
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                    Trial of FDC treason suspects to begin
                    2012-01-23
                    Kizza Besigye and Francis Tumwijukye who heads the youth wing were recently released after more than a month of incarceration. Three trio on Monday re-appeared in court for mention of their case in which the state said they are ready to proceed with ...
                    (UGPulse.com)
                    1. Treason case against FDC officials adjourned
                    2. Ingrid Turinawe: FDC's new iron lady

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                    Besigye implores people to change current regime
                    2012-01-22
                    FDC president, Dr Kizza Besigye, has likened the current government to a bunch of armed robbers who put people at gunpoint before robbing them of their property. Addressing a public rally in Kireka on Saturday, Besigye said some people had shared ...
                    (The Observer)
                    1. Opposition slams Govt on evictions
                    2. Ugandans struggle with soaring inflation
                    3. Peaceful A4C Kireka rally turns rowdy

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                    Besigye Teargassed
                    2012-01-18
                    The Forum for Democratic Change leader Dr. Kizza Besigye together with other FDC leaders were this afternoon tear gassed by police who moved in disperse a procession that they were leading in downtown Kampala. The FDC leaders had just had lunch at the ...
                    (AllAfrica.com)
                    1. Top Besigye aide confined to Ankole after tough bail conditions
                    2. Police siege FDC's Turinawe home in Wakiso