Ugandans at polling station in Kampala
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Uganda election: Yoweri Museveni faces Kizza Besigye

Ugandans are going to the polls, with President Yoweri Museveni hoping to extend his 25 years in office.

Voting has generally been smooth but a journalist has been shot in the east of the country after soldiers opened fire at an opposition politician.

Mr Museveni's former doctor, Kizza Besigye, is standing against him for the third time and has warned of protests if he is "cheated" of victory.

East Africa correspondent Will Ross is at a polling station in Kampala.

  • 18 Feb 2011
  • From the section Africa