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Violence erupts ahead of Uganda election

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 01:08

Police clash with opposition supporters on the streets of Uganda's capital Kampala ahead of Thursday's presidential election. Gavino Garay reports.

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At least one person was killed and several injured in clashes between police and supporters of opposition leader Kizza Besigye in Kampala, just days ahead of Uganda's presidential election. It's the worst outbreak of violence to hit the capital city during the campaign season, ahead of Thursday's vote. Opponents say they are fed up with veteran leader Yoweri Museveni's 30-year rule, and see the election as yet another extension of power. (SOUNDBITE) (English) OPPOSITION SUPPORTER SAYING: "Thirty years it's time to go, you have to go, we get a new president. I was born in 1988, before I was born, you are the president now. Bye bye to you, this is the time." He's also been accused of failing to curtail rampant corruption and using intimidation tactics, which have included arresting opposition supporters and shutting down what the government says are illegal rallies. An election poll shows Museveni is expected to beat his opponents, though analysts say they see this election as being his toughest political challenge to date.

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Violence erupts ahead of Uganda election

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 01:08