FOREIGN NEWS

Uganda: Museveni Wins Re-Election

Uganda’s long time President, Yoweri Museveni was on Saturday, re-elected for another five years in office, extending his 35 years in power.

Museveni’s main rival at the presidential election, Music Star, Bobi Wine, however, accused the president of rigging the polls.

The country’s electoral commission said Museveni won almost 59% of the vote, with Mr Wine trailing with about 35%.

The commission also refuted the allegation that there was vote-rigging at the election which started on Thursday.

Election observers criticised the government closure of internet access. Uganda has been shut down for days.  The say this undermined confidence. Mr Wine said he would provide evidence of fraud once the internet was restored.

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