Police used teargas to break up an election rally for opposition candidate Kizza Besigye. At least one man was killed. Besigye is considered the strongest of seven candidates challenging incumbent president Yoweri Museveni.
Police in Uganda fired teargas at demonstrators protesting against a proposed law that could remove presidential age limits. The change is seen as an attempt by longtime President Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule.
Ugandan opposition politicians who have spoken out against removing presidential age limits reportedly had grenades thrown at their houses. President Yoweri Museveni's party wants to scrap the limit. Alex Gitta reports.
Lawmakers from Uganda's ruling party have voted to introduce a bill to abolish presidential age limitations. When passed by parliament, the changes will let President Yoweri Museveni extend his grip on power.
Police in Uganda have arrested at least 53 people including an opposition leader, for demonstrating against a plan to amend the constitution and scrap the presidential age limit.
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