Environment before Uganda's elections

This week Ugandans will head to the polls following robust campaigning that many characterised as violent which saw the death of dozens of people.President Yoweri Museveni is seeking his sixth elected term in office after 35 years in power. The 76-year-old faces 10 challengers, most notably the pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine. Meanwhile human rights groups have accused security forces of using excessive force to break up opposition rallies during the campaign. But the government says the strong measures are necessary to ensure people comply with a ban on large crowds imposed to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

To take the conversation further as we close off the month we talk to:

• Prof Dominique Uwezeyimana
Associate Professor
University of Johannesburg

• Michael Arareng
Former Channel Africa Executive Producer: Kiswahili Service

• Ivan okuda
Lawyer & Managing Editor: Vox populi