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Long-Time Ugandan Opposition Leader Abandons Presidential Race

  • Kizza Besigye vied for top seat at four elections in the past
  • The 64-year-old now focusing on a ‘Plan B’ to unseat president
Kizza Besigye in Kampala in 2016.
Kizza Besigye in Kampala in 2016.Photographer: Isaac Kasamani/AFP via Getty Images

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Uganda’s four-time presidential election loser has abandoned plans to challenge long-term ruler President Yoweri Museveni for the top seat at next year’s vote.