The Foreign Desk

Explainer 185: Bobi Wine’s red beret

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2 October 2019

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Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, is no stranger to suppressing opposition – but his move to ban popstar-turned-opposition leader Bobi Wine from wearing his trademark red beret is one of his most inventive yet. Andrew Mueller wonders if it will be enough to calm the country’s restless youth, who are sick of authoritarian rule.

2 October 2019

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