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Uganda Political Tensions Climbing Ahead of 2016 Poll

Civil society leaders are calling for calm in Uganda, where political tensions are rising ahead of national elections set for February. Witnesses say police are using heavy-handed tactics to break up opposition gatherings, and both the government and opposition are allegedly recruiting youth militias to fight in the streets. Confrontations between police officers and opposition activists are on the increase in Uganda. There have been two major clashes in the eastern towns of Soroti and...

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