The New Paper

January 14, 2021

Uganda holds presidential elections

Uganda is holding presidential elections today, with incumbent President Yoweri Museveni facing off against 10 other candidates (including opposition frontrunner Bobi Wine). The East African nation has seen widespread violence leading up to the election, including 54 people being killed amid protests over Wine’s arrest in November. While Uganda’s government has maintained that the election will be free and fair, the nation has faced concerns over accountability and transparency (prompting the US to cancel its diplomatic observation). 

Extra: Here’s an explainer on today’s election.
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