Yoweri Museveni

Regional News • Africa
Uganda's long-term ruler Museveni declared winner, opponent speaks of "manipulation"

Uganda's longtime President Yoweri Museveni has been elected for a sixth term with nearly 59 percent of the vote, according to the state election commission. Museveni's main rival, Bobi Wine, received just under 35 percent of the vote, the electoral commission said Saturday.

Thursday's presidential and parliamentary elections were preceded by one of the most violent election campaigns in years. At least 54 people died, government critics were intimidated or jailed, and journalists who had covered opposition events were attacked. On election day itself, a massive security force ensured calm, and the Internet has been blocked ever since.