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Uganda: Bobi Wine Confined As Museveni Swears-in

Also under house detention is opposition stalwart Kizza Besigye who has tussled out with Museveni for over 20 years. 

Ugandan security forces confined pop star-turned-opposition leader Bobi Wine to his home as the East African nation prepares to inaugurate President Yoweri Museveni, who’s been in power for 35 years.

Also under house detention is opposition stalwart Kizza Besigye who has tussled out with Museveni for over 20 years.

Over 50 people have been arrested by security forces for allegedly planning to disrupt the inauguration ceremony, the army said on Tuesday

The headquarters of Wine’s National Unity Platform party is also surrounded, party spokesman Joel Ssenyonyi said on Twitter.

Police spokesman Fred Enanga didn’t answer calls to his mobile phone when Bloomberg sought comment. Security forces routinely confine opposition leaders to their homes under so-called preventative-arrest measures.

Bobi Wine was the runner-up in presidential elections on Jan. 14 that he says were rigged. Museveni will be inaugurated on May 12.