Opposition Candidate Arrested Days Before Uganda’s Presidential Vote

February 15, 2016 12:14 PM

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Opposition Candidate Arrested Days Before Uganda’s Presidential Vote

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s leading opposition figure was arrested on Monday, three days before the East African country’s presidential elections.

The opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, who was once a onetime confidant of President Yoweri Museveni but is now challenging him for the presidency, was arrested around noon as he was holding a rally in this capital city. Mr. Besigye was traveling along Jinja Road, Kampala’s main street, when his conv...

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