Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine has accused soldiers of raiding his home and arresting his security guards, two days before an election pitting the singer-turned-lawmaker against one of Africa's longest-serving leaders.
Uganda's Museveni Faces Tough Challenge In Presidential Election Ugandans go to the polls this week to elect a leader.
Mr Museveni and his supporters have also been using Facebook, though the United States media giant said on Monday it had taken down a network linked to the ministry of information for posting from fake and duplicate accounts.
Kezia said that they used fake and duplicate accounts to manage pages, comment on other people's content, impersonate users and re-share posts in groups to make the appear more popular than they were.
"Given the impending election in Uganda, we moved quickly to investigate and take down this network".
The Associated Press quoted presidential spokesman Don Wanyama as saying Facebook was "interfering in the electoral process of Uganda". Users said they were unable to access WhatsApp or Facebook.
Di accounts wey di United States social media giant take down na fake and duplicate accounts wey dey linked to di kontri ministry of information and dem dey use am post as di kontrii dey prepare for elections dis week.
He added, "That's the ground that President Museveni calls level".
Museveni's online account is still active but many government officials and members of the ruling party have seen their pages taken down, including a well-known blogger and Museveni supporter, a prominent doctor and a senior official in the information ministry.
He has repeatedly accused Wine of being "an agent of foreign interests" without providing any evidence for his claims.
Anim-Addo said over 100 such networks seeking to manipulate public debate have been removed worldwide since 2017.
They notably blocked US President Donald Trump after Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol last Wednesday.
At 38, Mr Wine is half the age of President Yoweri Museveni and has attracted a large following among young people in a nation where 80 per cent of the population are under 30.