Mon 22 Feb 2016, 13:58
Al Jazeera's The Stream speaks with young Ugandans about the election results
On Al Jazeera English (DStv 406) on Monday 22 February, at 22:30, The Stream speaks to young Ugandans about the election results and how they’ll shape their future.
This weekend, Uganda’s veteran President, Yoweri Museveni, secured another victory in the country’s general election. This extends his 30-year rule for another five years, making him one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.
The elections have been marred by vote-rigging claims, arrests of politicians, delays and social media shutdowns. The opposition accused the government of vote fraud and the main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, was arrested three times in the week leading up to the vote after he made allegations of government vote-rigging.
Although Uganda has experienced peace and security under Museveni’s leadership, the country is facing a number of problems. What does Museveni’s win mean for the future of everyday Ugandans?
On Monday, 22 February at 22:30, presenters Femi Oke and Malika Bilal will discuss this with Irene Ikomu, coordinator of Parliament Watch Uganda; Bebe Cool, a Ugandan musician and Museveni supporter; Andrew Karamagi, a lawyer and activist; and TMS ‘Teddy’ Ruge, a Ugandan entrepreneur working on solutions for social change.