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The mother of a young man who was shot dead by government forces during an election-related protest, reacts to her son's death as she sits by his body, Kampala, Uganda, 19 November 2020, Getty Images/Getty Images

“Daily Monitor” directors summoned over published election violence report

The directors of “Daily Monitor” directors face criminal libel charges for publishing the findings of a BBC investigation into the deaths of Ugandan civilians during election-related protests.

Soldiers patrol in Magere, Uganda, 18 January 2021, YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images

Journalist targeted for attack by soldiers

Uganda journalist Enoch Matovu had to be hospitalised after being violently assaulted by soldiers and injected with an unknown substance.

A vendor displays newspapers whose front pages show a portrait of re-elected President Yoweri Museveni, at a kiosk in Kampala, Uganda, 17 January 2021, YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images

President Museveni threatens to bankrupt “Daily Monitor”

Ugandan President Museveni threatens to take legal action against “Daily Monitor” newspaper over an article alleging his inner circle received the COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of prioritised Ugandan citizens.