Uganda: Riots break out in Kampala after three weeks of protests against higher food prices, arrrest of opposition leader

by IRIN News

An army officer on patrol in Kasangati, on the outskirts of Kampala. Unconfirmed reports on 29 April indicated three demonstrators had been shot dead Photo: Philippa Croome/IRIN

After weeks of demonstrations against the rising cost of living in Uganda, the situation in the capital, Kampala, deteriorated on 29 April, with riots breaking out in the city centre in protest at the brutal arrest of an opposition leader a day earlier.

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