14 Jan 2021

Uganda blocks internet after elections – as Bobi Wine takes on Yoweri Museveni

International Editor

Security has been stepped up and all internet access has been cut, as the vote counting begins in Uganda’s fiercely contested presidential elections.

Long-standing President Yoweri Museveni, who is seeking a sixth term in office, is facing a stiff challenge from popstar-turned-politician Bobi Wine.

Despite violence in the run up to the election, people waited patiently in long queues outside polling stations to cast their votes.