Uganda Police Ban Public Meetings for Presidential Challenger

Uganda's police force on Wednesday barred a former prime minister from holding meetings to promote his challenge to President Yoweri Museveni for power, saying their party had not yet nominated a candidate. The east African country plans presidential elections between February and March next year and Amama Mbabazi, whom Museveni replaced as prime minister last September, has emerged as a rival to the 70-year-old leader within their ruling National Resistance Movement party.