KAMPALA, Uganda | Can we talk? Ugandans try to coax longtime leader to leave

17Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

KAMPALA, Uganda — Can one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders be talked into giving up power?

A new movement in Uganda wants to find out, encouraged by the president’s tentative embrace of a so-called “national dialogue” as the government is in a showdown with an opposition pop star whose popularity with disaffected young people is unsettling the ruling party.

The talks, set to be launched on Dec. 18, are being pushed by religious and civic leaders and some retired public officials who envisage a peaceful end to the presidency of Yoweri Museveni.

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