Ugandan opposition leader under arrest as Museveni wins sixth term

President holds on to power as rival Bobi Wine claims violence and fraud mar result

Bobi Wine, the Ugandan pop star turned politician, was under house arrest on Saturday after losing the country’s presidential election. President Yoweri Museveni extended his near 35-year grip on power, winning a sixth term, after an election marred by widespread accusations of fraud and violence, as well as an internet shutdown.

“No one is allowed in my house,” Wine said. “The military has taken total charge. I don’t know what’s going to happen to me and my wife in the next minute.” Wine called for US president-elect Joe Biden to intervene. “I want the world to know that he [Museveni] should be held accountable.”

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