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Arrest of Uganda’s Bobi Wine Spells Trouble for 2021 Election

Expand Musician and opposition candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine during a press conference in Kampala, Uganda, October 1, 2019. © 2019 Sipa via AP Images Ugandan authorities have stepped up their repression recently by blocking all “political” meetings – even those held in private homes – and arresting opposition figures and journalists. And this week’s arrest of the Uganda’s most high-profile opposition member, Bobi Wine, sets a worrying new precedent. Last year, the Ugandan Electoral Commission authorized the People Power group, led by Wine – a parliament member and well-known singer…

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