Kizza Besigye

  • Event Start: 12th June 2018, 5:00pm
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Ugandan Opposition Leader

A veteran leader of the Ugandan opposition movement, Besigye has unsuccessfully stood in several elections against his country's President, Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled since 1986.  On all these occasions Besigye and international observers have claimed widespread irregularities with the electoral process.  Following the 2016 poll, Besigye rejected the official results and declared himself President.  Following this announcement, he was arrested by Museveni's security forces