Minggu, 01 Mei 2011


Arrest of opposition leader in Uganda sparks largest sub-Saharan protest of year


KAMPALA, Uganda — Army troops and police fired at rioting demonstrators yesterday, and at least two people were killed and 120 wounded in the largest antigovernment protest in sub-Saharan Africa this year.
Rioters burned tires in downtown streets as security forces fired guns and tear gas. A Red Cross spokeswoman said 15 of the wounded had been hit by live bullets. Battles between protesters and police were also reported elsewhere around the country.
The protests are the first serious demonstrations in sub-Saharan Africa since a wave of antigovernment protests swept leaders in Tunisia and Egypt out of power. President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, who has been in power for a quarter century, has vowed repeatedly that his government will not be taken down by protests.

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