Uganda: “President” Wins Election as Opponent Arrested

Uganda’s incumbent President Yoweri Museveni has been declared the winner of that country’s presidential election after opposition leader Kizza Besigye was arrested Thursday as voting took place.

Yoweri Museveni

The country’s election commission said Saturday that Museveni, who has held power since 1986, had 60.7 percent of the vote.

Ugandan police said they had arrested the main opposition presidential candidate “to prevent him from announcing his own election results.”

Besigye, who has now been arrested three times this week, was detained during a raid on his party’s headquarters in the capital, Kampala, following Thursday’s tightly contested elections. Police also fired tear gas to disperse his supporters.

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  1. Don’t you just love these Black African one party democracies. Uganda was a prosperous country when the white man laid down his burden. Remember that was when Idi Amin VC took over the country and kicked the Indians out – to the UK

  2. Britain, Germany, France, Russia etc were inveigled into wars of the most extreme cruelty. The same thing happens in Africa. They are part of the same world money system.

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