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Unrest intensifies in Uganda

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/20/20, 04:56 pm

At least 37 people have died during protests after the Ugandan government arrested opposition presidential candidate and musician Bobi Wine, police said Friday. Authorities have arrested and detained some 350 people in the capital of Kampala.

Why are they protesting? Authorities detained Wine, 38, on Wednesday for allegedly breaking COVID-19 rules by addressing more than 200 people. He has gone to jail several times in recent years and has called for President Yoweri Museveni to retire after leading the country for 36 years.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archive, read Onize Ohikere’s report about the disputed election in which Museveni won five more years of power in 2016.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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