August 14, 2018

Uganda gags Social Media as President is sworn in for 5th term

Uganda gags Social Media as President is sworn in for 5th term

It seems the Ugandan government doesn’t want people talking about its election or its once and future president — certainly not online.

The nation’s government blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for the second time in three months on Wednesday and Thursday, as President Yoweri Museveni was sworn in for his 5th consecutive term.

Museveni, who first became president in 1986, won reelection in February with around 60% of the vote, well ahead of the 35% won by his nearest challenger.

But many believe the election was rigged for Museveni from the start. Read more.

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