Uganda’s president Museveni has been declared the winner of a tense election amid fraud allegations

Uganda’s president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has been declared winner of the country’s controversial election putting him on a journey to extend his rule to 40 years.

A number of opposition candidates led by Museveni’s closest rival Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine, 38, have disputed results of the polls following the most violent campaigns in the country since Museveni, 76, took power in 1986 promising a fundamental change.

To put it in context, Museveni’s declared win means his presidency has outlived those of six US leaders and will coincide with a seventh when Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20. Museveni is older than 80% of Uganda’s youthful population who have only known one president.

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