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    Uganda’s election campaign is off to a violent start. At least 37 people have died in protests triggered by the arrest of opposition figure Bobi Wine. Wine says he was tortured in detention. The government is blaming Wine’s supporters for the unrest. So just how much of a threat is he to President Yoweri Museveni in next January’s vote? Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom Guests: Kizza Besigye – Four-time presidential candidate and patron of the opposition party FDC Andrew Mwenda – Founder, The Independent magazine Marion Kirabo – Politician and Social Movement Campaigner Oryem Nyeko – Africa Researcher, Human Rights Watch –

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    Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.

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