Uganda votes in tense presidential election

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    Voting has started in Uganda in fraught presidential and parliamentary elections with an internet blackout in place.

    Longtime President Yoweri Museveni is competing against opposition front-runner Bobi Wine, a pop star-turned-opposition leader.

    Security forces have killed more than 50 people in opposition rallies.

    Two-thirds of the country’s registered voters are under the age of 30 and many feel disconnected from politics.

    Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from Kampala, Uganda.

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