Bobi Wine.Ronald Kabuudi AP 5.2.19

Ugandan pop star, legislator and presidential candidate Bobi Wine has all the excitement – and all the danger – on his side in the 14 January election; his opponent Yoweri Museveni, president since 1986, who has used the virus to launch a military crackdown on dissent. Museveni has had Wine arrested many times and has banned election rallies in the capital, Kampala, where Wine is known to have widespread support; Wine has frightened Museveni’s forces by drawing huge crowds in the countryside too, Museveni’s base of support. Uganda has 44 million citizens and is one of the world’s youngest nations; the median age of the population is 17. (Ronald Kabbudi/AP, 2019)

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