Monday, February 15, 2016

Uganda: Presidential hopeful arrested ahead of elections

Police arrested leading Ugandan presidential candidate Kizza Besigye as he was along one of the main highways in the capital, Kampala, eyewitnesses say.

Police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of supporters, who were escorting him, the eyewitnesses added.

Mr Besigye is one of seven opposition candidates seeking to end President Yoweri Museveni's 30-year rule in Thursday's election.

Source: BBC

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