Ugandan President Museveni extends 35-year rule with disputed election win

Jan 16, 2021 | INVESTING

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 accused of crushing the opposition and media ahead of one of the most violent election campaigns in recent years.Museveni won with 58.6 per cent of votes, seeing off a…

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