Uganda elections

Uganda’s Museveni wins election; extends 30-year rule

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni extended his 30-year rule on Saturday, winning an election that international observers said lacked transparency and his main opponent, under house arrest, denounced as a sham. One of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, Museveni won 60.8 percent of the vote, while opposition candidate Kizza Besigye secured 35.4 percent,[…]

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Rigging claims and arrest mar voting in Uganda

Uganda’s opposition leader has been released after being arrested by police, with the country wrapping up voting for a presidential election alleged by the opposition to have been rigged in favour of the incumbent Yoweri Museveni. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb, reporting from the capital Kampala on Thursday, said police detained[…]

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