Eye on Africa

Uganda vote count underway

EYE ON AFRICA
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By: Georja Calvin-Smith Follow | Laura DI BIASIO
14 min

In tonight's edition: Ugandans turn out for a landmark election amidst an internet blackout. Former pop star Bobi Wine takes on President Yoweri Museveni's 35-year rule following a bloody campaign in which the longtime leader's opponents were regularly targeted. Also, this Thursday marks 10 years since Tunisia's revolution, which saw the toppling of then leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali following a wave of protests. A decade on, the country is held up as a rare example of democratic progress, but frustrations continue.