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.
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.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said opposition leader Kizza Besigye , who has been hospitalized after being injured during his arrest this week, should inform the police about planned protests to avoid riots in the country.
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.