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Kerry tells Uganda president to rein in security forces

February 19
20:55 2016

US Secretary of State John Kerry voiced concern Friday about election chaos in Uganda, calling on President Yoweri Museveni to rein in security forces after they repeatedly arrested his main challenger. Provisional results gave the 71-year-old longtime president a solid lead in the vote that has been marred by delays at polling sites, demonstrations by frustrated voters and police using tear gas. Kerry spoke on the phone with Museveni "to underscore that Uganda's progress depends on adherence to democratic principles in the ongoing election process," the State Department said in a statement.

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