Uganda Begins Election Campaign Amid Call for ‘Level Playing Field’


Uganda Begins Election Campaign Amid Call for ‘Level Playing Field’

Candidates running in Uganda’s February presidential election officially began their campaigning Monday, while Human Rights Watch called on the government to ensure a “level playing field” for everyone. Uganda’s Electoral Commission approved a list of eight candidates, including President Yoweri Museveni’s bid for a fifth term and opposition leader Kizza Besigye’s fourth attempt to knock the president from power. Human Rights Watch issued a statement ...

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