UGANDA ELECTION CHALLENGES - ANALYSIS (VOA/Phillips) READ HOST INTRO by audiobyadam published on 2021-01-15T05:51:24Z HOST INTRO: Although Ugandans voted in presidential and parliamentary elections on Thursday, the refusal by President Yoweri Museveni’s government to allow most election observers and the media to monitor the vote has had many democracy advocates deeply concerned. There have also been several incidents of violence against opposition candidates in recent months, most notably including the popular 38 year old Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as the musician Bobby Wine. For analysis of the Ugandan situation in advance of the results, VOA’s Adam Phillips turned to Johnnie Carson, who has served as US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and as US ambassador to both Uganda and Kenya. He is currently senior adviser for the Africa program at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington DC. Secretary Carson began by praising Museveni’s early days as Uganda’s president beginning n 1986.