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US says ‘deeply troubled’ by reports of violence, irregularities in Uganda poll

US says ‘deeply troubled’ by reports of violence, irregularities in Uganda poll

The US State Department said Saturday it is “deeply troubled” by reports of violence and irregularities surrounding Uganda’s presidential election, which saw Yoweri Museveni win a sixth term in office. “The Ugandan people turned out to vote in multiparty national elections on January 14 despite an environment of intimidation and fear,” department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus […]

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

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 […]

Uganda’s Museveni extends 35-year rule with disputed election win

Uganda’s Museveni extends 35-year rule with disputed election win

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office, extending his 35-year rule after an election which took place under heavy security and an internet blackout, and which his main rival said was marred by fraud and violence. The 76-year-old leader, who took power in 1986, is one of Africa’s longest-serving presidents and was […]

Uganda’s Museveni wins sixth term with 58.6% vote

Uganda’s Museveni wins sixth term with 58.6% vote

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office with 58.6 per cent of the vote, in an election disputed by his main rival Bobi Wine who trailed with 34.8 per cent, the electoral commission announced on Saturday. “The electoral commission declares Yoweri Museveni… elected President of the Republic of Uganda,” said election […]

As Museveni dips into more ignominy

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 […]