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The Pop Star Who Would Challenge Uganda's President

Sep 13, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
Police detain musician-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu – also known as Bobi Wine - during a demonstration on July 11, 2018, in Kampala.

Musician turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi is arrested by police before he was whisked away by his supporters during a demonstration on July 11, 2018 in Kampala to protest a controversial tax on the use of social media.

(ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

After 32 years in office, Yoweri Museveni has become deft at eliminating threats to his rule, but a new upstart opponent – singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine – can harness something the long-time president cannot: youth. ...

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