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The Uganda government, through the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), has written to US-based Google, that owns YouTube, a global video sharing platform, asking it to close at least 14 channels for allegedly mobilizing riots.

The riots in November resulted to at least 50 deaths and several injuries.

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) headquarters.

The channels include TMO Online, Lumbuye Fred, Trending Channel UG, Uganda Yaffe, Uganda News Updates, Ghetto TV, Busesa Media Updates and Uganda Empya.

Others are Map Mediya TV,  KK TV, Ekyooto TV, Namungo Media, JB Muwonge 2 and Bobi Wine 2021.

The Uganda government stated that the channels were used by Bobi Wine to cause riots.

Uganda Presidential candidate Bobi Wine arrested yet again (watch)

The riots broke out in Kampala on November 18 and spread to other parts of the country following the arrest of National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine.

Bobi Wine.

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