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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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2013Dec
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Sejusa spot on – Besigye
2013-12-18
Col Dr Kizza Besigye today supported Gen David Sejusa's weekend claim that NRM stole the 2006 presidential election, but added that the exiled general left out key details. One of those details, Besigye said, was that he (Besigye) also won in 2001 and ...
(The Observer (blog))
  1. FDC Pays Tribute to Sam Njuba
  2. Njuba Was a Towering Politician
  3. Sejusa Spot On - Besigye

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African press review 3 December 2013
2013-12-03
Former opposition leader Kizza Besigye, a close ally of the Lord Mayor, was also confined to his residence in Kasangati yesterday as the police suspect the duo is planning to cause chaos in the capital. President Museveni has other things on his mind.
(RFI)

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    'Impeached' Leader of Ugandan Capital Returns to Work
    2013-12-01
    Dr. Kizza Besigye, former presidential candidate for the main opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), and Lukwago were detained Tuesday night and charged with inciting violence after attempting to address an "illegal rally." Lukwago returned home ...
    (AllAfrica.com)
    1. Museveni ready to 'talk to opposition'

    Nov
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    Police deploy at Lukwago, Besigye homesPublish Date: Nov 29, 2013
    2013-11-29
    The police have sealed off the residences of the embattled city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and former FDC president Dr. Kiiza Besigye to forestall chaos in the city in what they termed as preventive deployment. Police said they had no option but to ...
    (New Vision)
    1. Court Reinstates Impeached Kampala Mayor

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    Uganda Police Arrest Opposition Leader in Crackdown on Street Protests
    2013-11-19
    KAMPALA Uganda--The Ugandan police Tuesday arrested veteran opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, in a crackdown to quell renewed opposition protests in the capital, Kampala, a police spokesman said Tuesday. Anti-riot police fired teargas to disperse ...
    (Wall Street Journal)

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      Ugandan Mayor Who Opposes President Found Guilty
      2013-11-14
      Lukwago is an ally of the opposition figure Kizza Besigye, who has led "Walk to Work" protests that sometimes turn into stone-throwing, tear gas-filled confrontations with riot police. The government tribunal was set up in May after local leaders wrote ...
      (NPR)

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        Rubaramira's Long Journey Back Home
        2013-10-28
        Rubaramira became a vocal opposition voice during the Presidential campaigns for the 2001 elections when he joined Dr Kizza Besigye's Reform Agenda, accusing Museveni of stigmatising people living positively with Aids. Before the 2011 elections, ...
        (AllAfrica.com)
        1. FDC Defectors - the Inside Story
        2. Flashback: When Rubaramira called Museveni egoistic, sadist and a liar

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        Leaders Must Show Tolerance
        2013-10-14
        There was even more excitement when it was reported that former FDC leader Dr Kizza Besigye would attend the national independence celebrations in Rukungiri, where his nemesis, President Yoweri Museveni, was going to preside as chief guest.
        (AllAfrica.com)

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          Besigye, Lukwago Attend Independence Fete
          2013-10-10
          Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Dr. Kizza Besigye, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago also attended unlike in the past where opposition politicians have shunned such events. Besigye who came walking was ushered into the VIP tent ...
          (AllAfrica.com)
          1. Ugandan opposition leaders briefly detained

          Sep
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          Army Vows to Crush New Sejusa Group
          2013-09-23
          While it is treasonable to attempt to fight a sitting government, opposition figures such as Dr Kizza Besigye have often pointed out that Article 3 of the Constitution allows Ugandans to use all means to defend the Constitution. With this political ...
          (The Observer)
          1. Uganda: Museveni on the defensive (analysis)

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          600 Teachers Ordered to Join NRM - Bukenya
          2013-09-04
          Drawing into last weekend's incident in Masaka, where the police attempted to stop former FDC President Dr Kizza Besigye from addressing a rally, the former VP said the prevailing circumstances are forcing him to launch countrywide campaigns to ...
          (AllAfrica.com)
          1. NRM moving in wrong direction, says Bukenya...

          Aug
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          Harsh Bill aimed at quashing dissent
          2013-08-13
          The report notes that with the regular arrests of opposition leader Kizza Besigye, it was already evident that government feels threatened. BBC News reports that Amnesty International has described the Bill as a 'serious blow to open political debate'.
          (Legalbrief (subscription))

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            Ugandan passes bill critics say seeks to silence opponents
            2013-08-06
            The government, which has arrested opposition leader Kizza Besigye on numerous occasions alleging he was seeking to incite trouble at rallies, says the law will prevent unrest. Helen Kawesa, a spokeswoman for the parliament, confirmed the bill's ...
            (euronews)
            1. Uganda public order bill is 'blow to political debate'
            2. Uganda criminalizes political protests with new law
            3. Uganda Bill Could Outlaw Public Protest

            Jul
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            Besigye Detained, Released On Police Bond
            2013-07-24
            Mukono — Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Dr Kizza Besigye was detained for several hours Monday at Naggalama Police Station in Mukono. Kampala Police spokesman Ibin Ssenkumbi said Besigye was picked from his Kasangati ...
            (AllAfrica.com)
            1. Uganda charges opposition figure over rallies
            2. Ugandan police arrest protest leader over rallies

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            Ugandan police arrest opposition leader, others in crackdown on anti ...
            2013-07-22
            The police said it was a "preventive arrest," but for Kizza Besigye —a three-time presidential aspirant who has presented the most formidable challenge to the rule of Uganda's long-serving president — the move highlights the government's crackdown on ...
            (Montreal Gazette)

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              Opposition leaders charged with unlawful assembliesPublish Date: Jul 04, 2013
              2013-07-04
              Eight opposition leaders, including former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, Kizza Besigye were Thursday charged with managing unlawful assemblies last year. The opposition leaders appeared before Buganda Road ChiefMmagistrate Olive ...
              (New Vision)
              1. 8 4GC leaders charged in Court

              Jun
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              President's son says Uganda not a monarchy after succession row
              2013-06-24
              In what critics said was part of another move to silence them, opposition leader Kizza Besigye, repeatedly detained in recent years, was briefly arrested on Thursday over accusations he had held an unsanctioned a rally, a charge an aide denied ...
              (Reuters)
              1. Museveni son speaks out on succession

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              One Killed As Police Arrest Besigye
              2013-06-21
              Tear gas canisters and bullets were unleashed in a bid to break up the rally that was to be addressed by Lukwago and Dr Kizza Besigye, the former FDC leader. "The two, who were accompanied by some [other] politicians, were due to address people about ...
              (AllAfrica.com)
              1. Kampala mayor Erias Lukwago 'beaten by Uganda police'
              2. Ugandan police crack down on opposition
              3. Uganda Police Fire Live Rounds on Kampala Mayor Protesters

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              Besigye detained for inciting violencePublish Date: Jun 20, 2013
              2013-06-20
              Opposition leader Kizza Besigye was arrested on Thursday for holding an unsanctioned rally and seeking to incite violence, police said. The police detained Besigye for allegedly inciting a crowd that rallied to support Erias Lukwago, an opposition ...
              (New Vision)
              1. Ugandan opposition politician detained over rally charge

              May
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              Uganda Opposition Leader Blames President Museveni for Tension - VOA
              2013-05-13
              “There is a clear intension of monopolizing the control of the military, which is the source of power, and that is what is clearly being described as the construction of a presidential monarchy,” said Dr. Kizza Besigye, the former leader of the main ...
              (Voice of America)
              1. Punishing Tinye not the answer - Besigye
              2. Frank Tumwebaze - Tinyefuza Using Scapegoats to Launch Presidential Bid?

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              Bukenya needs Buganda to have a go at Museveni
              2013-05-12
              Thirdly, the failure of Col Kizza Besigye to defeat Museveni at the ballot three times in a row has convinced some people that Bukenya could be a better candidate. The current opposition leaders seem to be weak compared to Museveni and, therefore, ...
              (The Observer (blog))

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                Besigye the best FDC can offer – OguttuPublish Date: May 07, 2013
                2013-05-07
                Dr. Kizza Besigye, remains the party's best candidate for the 2016 presidential elections, party spokesperson Wafula Oguttu has said. Oguttu was addressing journalists during FDC's weekly press briefing at the party's headquarters in Najjanankumbi, ...
                (New Vision)
                1. Besigye is still FDC's Number One, Oguttu says

                Apr
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                Brig. Tumukunde not a free man yet...
                2013-04-22
                (Rtd) Kizza Besigye, Tumukunde's political mobilisation record was what the Movement needed at the time. He was instrumental in mobilising support for the Movement in Busoga and was so popular in Kampala because of his underground kakuyege ...
                (New Vision)

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                  Uganda: New anti-Museveni political coalition snubs opposition leader Besigye
                  2013-04-15
                  But the coalition says it does not want to work with Museveni's fierce rival and former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader Kiiza Besigye accusing him of thriving on chaos. The parties, namely Democratic Party (DP), FDC, Uganda People's Congress ...
                  (The Africa Report)

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                    Mao suspends party publicist for supporting youth elections
                    2013-04-02
                    On Monday, Mr Mao attacked former FDC leader Kizza Besigye and the 4GC pressure group, who he accused of fueling divisions in UYD by offering money to one of the factions led by Ms Brenda Nabukenya. The UYD has not held elections for almost a ...
                    (Daily Monitor)

                      Mar
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                      Besigye beats security to attend Kategaya's burial
                      2013-03-07
                      Presidential security appeared anxious in Itojo, Ntungamo District, yesterday when Dr Kizza Besigye made a surprise appearance, joining thousands of mourners at the burial of First Deputy Prime Minister Eriya Kategaya. Amidst a heavy downpour, the ...
                      (Daily Monitor)

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                        Ariong murder: Court halts Besigye, Lukwago trial
                        2013-03-05
                        Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate, Ms Eleanor Mary Khainza Tuesday halted the hearing of a case in which opposition politicians including the former president of Forum for Democratic Change Dr Kizza Besigye and Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago are ...
                        (Daily Monitor)
                        1. Besigye intercepted on his way to court, detainedPublish Date: Mar 05, 2013
                        2. Uganda opposition crusader Besigye arrested
                        3. Police accused of supporting angry mob

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                        How Besigye survived stone squad
                        2013-03-03
                        Dr Kizza Besigye's brief detention at Kira police station on Saturday capped a bad weekend for the former FDC president who a day earlier (March 1) had been confronted by a mob in Kawempe where he was scheduled to address a political rally with other ...
                        (The Observer)
                        1. Besigye freed without charge

                        Feb
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                        FDC officials arrested in Butaleja polls...
                        2013-02-11
                        Police also arrested Dr. Kizza Besigye's aides Sam Mugumya and Francis Mwijuke at Busolwe town council. All the suspects were detained at Tororo Police station except Musumba who was transferred to Malaba Police station, at the Uganda-Kenya border.
                        (New Vision)

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                          Pius Katunzi - We Need Museveni - Besigye National Debate
                          2013-02-11
                          Can you imagine how helpful it would have been if it had been a live face-off between you and Dr Kizza Besigye? I would have wished to see you wag that finger while rolling your eyes tasking him to explain those "lies" he unleashes on the innocent ...
                          (AllAfrica.com)
                          1. Then & Now: Museveni contradicts self on Muhoozi recruitment

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                          Shoot Not the Messenger, Mr President
                          2013-02-08
                          President Museveni this week released a statement in which he responded to comments made by former FDC President Kizza Besigye. Dr Besigye had spoken, in a Sunday Monitor interview, about his dissatisfaction with the management of the economic ...
                          (AllAfrica.com)

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                            Police hunting for opposition 4GC leadersPublish Date: Jan 29, 2013
                            2013-01-29
                            Police identified the five as former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Dr. Kiiza Besigye, Butambala county MP Muwanga Kivumbi, Masaka Municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga, JEEMA president Asuman Basalirwa and FDC women leader Ingrid ...
                            (New Vision)

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                              Opposition activists to demonstrate on Saturday
                              2013-01-24
                              Dr. Kizza Besigye, the former FDC president, Mr Matthias Mpuuga the Masaka municipality legislator, Mr Asuman Basalirwa, the inter-party co-operation chairman and other activists like Muwanga Kivumbi and Paddy Bitama. Dr Besigye also promised to start ...
                              (Daily Monitor)
                              1. 4GC leaders wanted for inciting public...

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                              Winnie Byanyima takes on Oxfam top job...
                              2013-01-16
                              Until recently, Byanyima, the wife to Uganda's opposition leader Col. Kizza Besigye, was director of the gender team of the UNDP, working on crucial issues of development, climate change and economic policy through the prism of gender considerations.
                              (New Vision)
                              1. Winnie Byanyima takes top Oxfam Job
                              2. Winnie Byanyima Takes On Oxfam Top Job