Africa's youth stand up to seasoned politicians

Bobi Wine is challenging Museveni's three-decades hold on power
Bobi Wine is challenging Museveni's three-decades hold on power

Bobi Wine's political movement in Uganda shows how organised youth groups can challenge the status quo. MUNEINAZVO KUJEKE and CHIDO MUTANGADURA* report

Africa’s youth are formalising their participation in politics – and Uganda’s 2021 presidential polls are a good backdrop against which to see how they’re doing.

The entry into the race of reggae artist turned politician Bobi Wine’s People Power Movement (PPM) pits the nascent youth political movement against seasoned politicians including long-time President Yoweri Museveni and veteran opposition leader Kizza Besigye.

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