A coalition of four Ugandan opposition parties seeking to defeat President Yoweri Museveni in an election next year named Kizza Besigye of the Forum for Democratic Change as their joint candidate, his party said.
Uganda’s main opposition leader Kizza Besigye was detained in the capital, Kampala, for the second time in a week while protesting the rising cost of living, an official from his Forum for Democratic Change party said.
Kenya Airways Ltd. gave Uganda’s main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, a ticket to return home from neighboring Kenya, after he was prevented from travelling on the airline earlier in the day, the company said.
Uganda’s main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye , called off a planned protest against the rising cost of living because of illness, as the authorities deployed police at the entrance to his home and seized his vehicle.
Ugandan police fired bullets and tear gas in the capital, Kampala, to quell riots over opposition leader Kizza Besigye ’s arrest that local media said left him in a “critical condition.” At least two people died.