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What’s behind the crackdown on Uganda’s opposition?

Dozens killed in protests following the latest arrest of opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine.

The campaign for Uganda’s election is off to a violent start.

At least 37 people have died in protests triggered by the arrest of the most famous opposition figure, Bobi Wine.

He has been charged with breaking COVID-19 rules during a campaign rally.

Wine says he was tortured in detention and accuses the government of intimidation.

But the government is blaming Wine’s supporters for the unrest.

So just how much of a threat is he to President Yoweri Museveni in next January’s vote?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Kizza Besigye – four-time presidential candidate and patron of the opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)

Andrew Mwenda – founder and managing director, The Independent magazine

Marion Kirabo – politician and social movement campaigner

Oryem Nyeko – Africa researcher for Human Rights Watch