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Museveni clings on as one of Africa’s longest serving leaders

Yoweri Museveni has been president longer than most Ugandans have been alive, and his disputed election win Saturday cements his place among the world’s longest-serving and authoritarian leaders. Shortly after Museveni took power in 1986, ending years of bloodshed and chaos under murderous tyrants, the young president mused that leaders overstaying their welcome lay at
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As Museveni dips into more ignominy

By Emmanuel Aziken Early results from Thursday’s presidential election in Uganda showed President Yoweri Museveni in early lead. The lead by the president was, however, no cheer most people, especially victims of his 35-year iron grip on his nation. A nation once enriched by the flavour of Africa’s rich tradition, Uganda has been worsened by
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Ugandan ruling party backs Museveni reelection bid, to clock 40 years in office

The executive committee of Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as its candidate in the next presidential election due in 2021, potentially extending his tenure to 40 years. Museveni, 74, has held office since 1986 when he took power after a five-year guerrilla war, making him one of Africa’s longest-ruling leaders.
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