Uganda’s vote by hand gestures
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Uganda’s vote by hand gestures - and four other poll facts

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museni is seeking to extend his 30-year rule by winning a fifth term in government in presidential elections on Thursday.

Amongst the seven other candidates, two are his main rivals: Kizza Besigye and Amama Mbabazi.

They are all trying to win votes from the country’s growing young population.

The BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga looks at their techniques and the five things you need to know about the poll.

  • 16 Feb 2016
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