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Friday, 19 February 2016

Kerry strongly ​advised Uganda's president to 'rein in police

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called up Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni urging him to  "rein in the police and security forces".

A statement from the State Department said he emphasised that "Uganda's progress depends on adherence to democratic principles in the ongoing election process".

The call came after main opposition leader Kizza Besigye was arrested at his party's headquarters, and the security forces used tear gas to quell his supporters.'
The police say Mr Besigye was detained because he was announcing results of the election when that was the role of the electoral commission....more after cut




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