2021 in Uganda
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Events in the year 2021 in Uganda.
Incumbents[edit source | edit]
Events[edit source | edit]
Ongoing — COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda
January[edit source | edit]
- 7 January
- Opposition leader Bobi Wine calls on the International Criminal Court to investigate Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and other senior government officials for human rights abuses leading up to the 2021 Ugandan general election.
- Eighteen million people are registered to vote as campaigns wind up. At least 54 people have been killed since November 2020.
- 11 January – Presidential spokesman Don Wanyama accuses Facebook of interferring in the election after several accounts linked to President Museveni’s campaign were removed for inauthentic behavior.
- 13 January – The United States cancels its observation of the elections, saying the voting will lack transparency and acountability.
- 14 January – 2021 Ugandan general election. Yoweri Museveni is declared the winner with 59% of the vote compared to 35% for Bobi Wine. Wine promises to present evidence of voter fraud and to challenge the election. Museveni had 5.85 million votes and Wine had 3.48 million votes; Vote turnout was 52%.
- 18 January – Internet service is restored in 90% of the country after a five-day blackout; Bobi Win remains under house arrest since 15 January.
Scheduled Events[edit source | edit]
Deaths[edit source | edit]
- 1 January – Paul Etyang, 82, politician, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
- 7 January – Wilberforce Kisamba Mugerwa, 75, agricultural economist and politician, COVID-19.
References[edit source | edit]
- van den Berg, Stephanie; Fick, Maggie (January 7, 2021). Clarke, David (ed.). "Uganda's Bobi Wine asks ICC to investigate rights abuses". Reuters.
The 41-page brief filed by Wine requests the ICC investigate Museveni, Security Minister Elly Tumwine and eight senior security officials. It asks the ICC to consider incidents dating back to 2018, saying the police and military have deployed, “widespread use of shoot to kill, beatings and other violence”.
- "Uganda wraps up violent and chaotic election campaign". news.yahoo.com. Yahoo News. AFP. January 7, 2021. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
- "Uganda accuses Facebook of 'interfering' in tense polls". AP NEWS. 11 January 2021. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
- "U.S. cancels its observation of Uganda's presidential election". msn.com. Reuters. January 13, 2021. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
- "Electorial guide. Republic of Uganda. Election for President". electionguide.org. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
- "Electorial guide. Republic of Uganda. Election for Parliament (Ugandan National Assembly)". electionguide.org. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
- Lawler, Dave (January 16, 2021). "Uganda's election: Museveni declared winner, Wine claims fraud". news.yahoo.com. Axios. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
- "Museveni declared winner of disputed Uganda presidential election". aljazeera.com. Al Jazeera English. January 16, 2021. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
- McSweeney, Eoin (January 18, 2021). "Internet restored in Uganda as Bobi Wine remains under house arrest and appeals for intl support". msn.com. CNN. Retrieved January 18, 2021.
- "Former deputy Prime Minister Paul Etyang dead". newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
- Former minister Kisamba Mugerwa succumbs to COVID-19
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