(Uganda) How long will Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni hold on to power? (Al Jazeera)

Longtime president has won a sixth term but is accused of cracking down on his opponents and critics.

One of Africa’s longest serving leaders is heading towards four decades in power after winning an election his opponent has branded a complete fraud.

But this time, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni faced his toughest ever challenge from the pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine.

The opposition leader has been under heavy guard at his home, in what his supporters say is effectively house arrest.

So, could dissent trigger turmoil in Uganda?

Presenter: Kim Vinnell


Agnes Gitau – Managing partner at GBS, a political and risk advisory firm on East Africa

Kristof Titeca – Senior lecturer at the Institute of Development at the University of Antwerp who researches governance and conflict in Uganda

Joseph Ochieno – Senior member of Uganda People’s Congress, an opposition party