Reposted from Blavity: Yoweri Museveni Is Uganda’s Unlikely Hip-Hop President And Afrobeat Artist Bobi Wine Is Campaigning For His Seat

In light of this week’s presidential election in Uganda, I’m reposting my article from November on incumbent President Yoweri Museveni and challenger Bobi Wine.From the article:

Wine is 38 years old, making him exactly half as old as Museveni and too young to remember anyone else as president. Challenging the long-time ruler of Uganda won’t be easy. Wine has seen his supporters attacked and even killed. Wine himself survived an attack that he said he sees as an assassination attempt. He has been arrested and tortured, and had to fly to the U.S. for medical treatment for his injuries.

Read all about them here.

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