Earth & Conservation

What Uganda's Election Means for Young People

The country's recent election comes amid a climate of fear and heightened security

The results from yesterday's election in Uganda continue to trickle in and reports say that official results will not be declared until Saturday. The proceedings have been marred by accusations of vote-rigging and Uganda's main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, was reportedly arrested multiple times. Uganda's incumbent candidate, Yoweri Museveni, has held office since 1986.

With that in mind, this is a good video that shows how young people are reacting to the political situation. This video from Fusion profiles a woman named Sammy, an engineering student. As she explains, participating in the voting process is a strange and downright scary process. Still, Sammy makes the case that Uganda's young people are effecting change--even if it's not inside the polling station.

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