Daily Archives: April 18, 2011

Uganda opposition leader charged over food protests.

Jody Clarke



kizza_besigye.jpgUGANDA’S MAIN opposition leader Kizza Besigye was yesterday charged with engaging in riotous behaviour and inciting violence, hours after he was arrested for attempting to take part in a third round of protests against rising fuel and food prices.

Mr Besigye, who came second to President Yoweri Museveni in February’s presidential election, was arrested after leaving his home in northern Kampala. Seventeen other opposition leaders, including two other presidential challengers, were detained in other parts of the city.

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