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#EastAfricaNews : Museveni rival Kizza Besigye arrested over protest march

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Uganda's main opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been taken into police custody after vowing to lead a protest march against President Yoweri Museveni's election victory.
Mr Besigye was bundled into a police van when he tried to leave his home, where he had been under house arrest.
His wife Winnie Byanyima said it was like a "military barracks" outside their home in the capital, Kampala.

Mr Museveni won Thursday's poll by a landslide to extend his 30-year rule.
Mr Besigye said the result had been rigged, while foreign observers said the poll had been marred by fear and intimidation.
    In a BBC interview, Mr Museveni rejected allegations of vote rigging, and accused Mr Besigye of planning to incite violence.
    Responding to criticism from European Union observers that the electoral commission "lacked independence and transparency", Mr Museveni told the BBC's Zuhura Yunus that "those Europeans are not serious".
    "Transparency is what we've been voting for," he added.

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