Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Uganda: Profile of main opposition leader Kiiza Besigye

Kiiza Besigye, a former colonel in the Ugandan army, is the presidential candidate for the country's largest opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).

Widely regarded as incumbent President Yoweri Museveni's main challenger in upcoming elections on 23 February 2006, this is Besigye's second stab at the presidency. He lost to Museveni in 2001.

Uganda's opposition leader Besigye

Photo: Opposition leader, Kiiza Besigye, and his wife Winnie Byanyima at a campaign rally. (Courtesy Vincent Mayanja/IRIN)

See full report and profile at IRIN 15 Feb 2006.

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