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Uganda election: Museveni social media ban caps violent campaign

By Vincent Obia, PhD Researcher, Birmingham City University
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Forty-eight hours before Ugandan voters went to the polls the country’s Communications Commission (UCC) imposed a social media blackout. It had been a bitter and violent election campaign pitting the 76-year-old veteran president, Yoweri Museveni against Robert Kyagulanyi – better known as Bobi Wine – a 38-year-old pop-star-turned-politician.

Museveni has been in power for 34 years and a victory in this election would be his seventh…


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