“The only sad thing … is that we are missing the communication because some lines have been cut off. We don’t have internet so we are lacking communication,” she mentioned. “Outside Kampala, we don’t know what is going on.”
What was happening, based on Wine and different opposition figures, was the election being stolen.
“That social channel you are talking about, if it is going to operate in Uganda, it should be used equitably by everybody who has to use it,” he mentioned. “If you want to take sides against the NRM, then (you) cannot operate in Uganda … We cannot tolerate this arrogance of anybody coming to decide for us who is good and who is bad.”
Thanks to Museveni’s management over conventional media within the nation, Wine has relied on on-line platforms to get his message out, so the ban on Facebook and Twitter affected him way over the President or NRM candidates.
“After a brutal, months-long crackdown on the media, Uganda’s internet disruption is the latest attempt to keep the country’s citizens in the dark … and to prevent journalists from reporting on events surrounding the vote,” Muthoki Mumo, a regional consultant for the Committee to Protect Journalists, mentioned in an announcement. “Ugandan authorities should reverse course and take steps to ensure unrestricted internet access and guarantee that the public is adequately informed during the post-election period.”
Museveni, 76, has outlasted many different onetime African revolutionary leaders, exhibiting a capability to remain in energy that exceeds even former stalwarts like Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe.
As the previous revolutionary begins his sixth time period in workplace, different wannabe authoritarian leaders, dealing with their very own on-line dissenters, will probably be taking observe.