Uganda's Bobi Wine goes to ICC ahead of elections

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When Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, sets out with his campaign team in the morning to canvass for votes, he's never sure how many of it will return at the end of the day.

Last week, when he addressed a Zoom press conference aimed at journalists outside Uganda, he said he "got up with 25 people, but by the end of the day, it's just me and the driver and one other". The rest had been arrested by the military, "and we don't know where they are", said Kyagulanyi, dressed in a flak jacket and combat helmet, which have become his campaign gear.

His press conference, held from the back seat of a car as he was being driven home after campaigning just outside the Ugandan capital Kampala, was constantly interrupted by law enforcement officers telling him not to park on the side of the road, and firing off what Kyagulanyi said was teargas outside his vehicle, and dragging him out of the car.

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