Kizza Besigye

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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Uganda opposition leader held again as votes counted

Uganda’s main opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been arrested for the third time in a week, as provisional results gave veteran President Yoweri Museveni an early lead in an election overshadowed by persistent claims of vote-rigging. A Reuters news agency witness saw Besigye and several of his supporters loaded in[…]

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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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