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The Forces That Shape Africa's Strongmen

May 13, 2016 | 01:58 GMT
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, riding with his wife to a campaign rally Feb. 16, has used his government's control over the nation's resources to remain in power for decades.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, riding with his wife to a campaign rally Feb. 16, has used his government's control over the nation's resources to remain in power for decades.
(ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

In Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni will have another term to add to his 30 years in power. It was a tumultuous election campaign, during which the main opposition candidate was placed under house arrest and social media channels were blocked. And in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Constitutional Court ruled that President Joseph Kabila, who seeks to have the country's constitution changed so he can run for a third term, could linger in office beyond the end of his mandated final term if national elections scheduled for November were delayed....

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