Kizza Besigye, Uganda’s main opposition leader, has been arrested for the fourth time in eight days after claiming the country’s elections were fraudulent. President Museveni won a landslide victory that has western powers shaking their heads.
Yoweri Museveni is one of Africa's longest-serving leaders and has served five terms in office since taking power in 1986. His controversial decision allows him to run for a sixth in 2021.
Lawmakers in Uganda have voted to scrap the presidential age-limit of 75 years. The decision could extend 73-year-old President Yoweri Museveni’s rule after elections in 2021.
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.
Ugandan lawyer Nicholas Opiyo talked to DW about the deteriorating human rights situation in Uganda and the intimidation and harassment he, and other activists, face in their country.
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