Tuesday 11 February 2014
NGOs challenge Museveni reelection bid
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni at the African Union summit in Ethiopia, January 2014.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni at the African Union summit in Ethiopia, January 2014.
Reuters/Tiksa Negeri
By Christina Okello

Uganda's long-standing President Yoweri Museveni has been endorsed by the country's ruling NRM party to stand for reelection in the 2016 elections after 26 years in power. Twelve civil society groups are calling for a cap on presidential terms and a reform of the electoral commission. Bishop Zach Niringye, a retired assistant bishop and prominent activist for social justice, explains the campaign's objectives.

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