Uganda TV Ban For Showing President Sleeping In Parliament


One of Uganda's main Televison stations was banned by the government from covering the Presidential event after showing images of the current President, Yoweri Museveni snoozing in parliament.

"The president has habits, he meditates and they know it, and still they go out and say he was sleeping," government media centre manager Dennis Katungi told AFP.

"We have suspended their coverage of the president as we reconsider our relationship with them," he said, accusing NTV of a "lack of professionalism and biased coverage".

"The suspension should not be permanent, it's temporary, to make them think," Katungi added.

The government spokesman Ofwono Opondo confirmed that NTV Uganda, part of the Nation Media Group and east and central Africa's largest independent media house, would be punished.

President Museveni, 69, is one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, and has led the impoverished east African nation since 1986.

NTV Uganda said they had not been informed of the suspension.


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