Uganda President Museveni Begins March to Trace Ascendancy to Presidency

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has begun a six-day march through the jungle, walking 195 km (121 miles).

He is retracing the route he and his forces took in 1986, when they seized power from Idi Amin and Milton Obote.

Critics have dismissed the march as a stunt ahead of Uganda’s elections next year, when Mr Museveni is expected to seek a sixth term in office.

He is facing a challenge from former pop star Bobi Wine, who portrays himself as a champion of the poor.

Mr Museveni will end his march in the western town of Birembo, the site of one of the fiercest battles between Mr Museveni’s rebels and then-President Obote’s troops, on 10 January.
BBCAFRICA