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Ugandan govt shuts down social media 48 hours to presidential election

The Ugandan authorities has ordered web service suppliers to close down social media and messaging companies.

The directive was issued forward of Thursday’s presidential election.

In a letter, Uganda Communications Fee (UCC) Govt Director, Irene Sewankambo ordered telcos to “instantly droop any entry and use” of social media and on-line messaging platforms.

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The motion was believed to be a retaliation for Fb deleting pro-government accounts “attempting to control” public debate earlier than the polls.

Banned platforms embrace Fb, Twitter, WhatsApp, Sign and Viber.

The main opposition candidate, Bobi Wine at this time stated his residence was raided.

Wine dared President Yoweri Museveni to inform the world “what he intends to do on this election that he ought to arrest my whole marketing campaign staff, my assistants & supporters”.

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“Final evening, the army but once more arrested so many pals and comrades; two days to the election! Others reside as fugitives!”, tweeted the favored singer, actual title Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.

Museveni, 76, has been in energy since 1986.

Ugandan govt shuts down social media 48 hours to presidential election

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