after a anxious election marketing campaign

In Uganda, the polls opened on Thursday morning, January 14, for parliamentary elections following a tense election campaign. For the presidential election, outgoing President Yoweri Museveni is running for a new seat – the sixth – against 10 other candidates, including the most popular, deputy and former singer, Bobbi Wine.

The polls opened this morning at. 04:00 UT. About 18 million Ugandans decide between the candidates for the presidency and the deputy in the more than 34,000 polling stations.

The election campaign was particularly tense, punctured by arrests and riots and left by dozens of dead, reports Agence France Presse. On Tuesday, authorities suspended social networking and courier services until further notice. The internet is also very slow, even inaccessible in some places in the capital Kampala on Thursday.

also read : In Uganda, the authorities block access to social networks two days before the parliamentary elections

In a country made up mainly of young people under the age of 30, expectations are high, as evidenced by those interviewed by our Kampala correspondent, Lucie Mouillaud.

The expectations of young people in Uganda

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