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Ugandan opposition leader arrested at protest

The opposition leader Kizza Besigye was dragged from his car at gunpoint by police yesterday and thrown into a pick-up truck during a fifth round of protests against high food and fuel prices.

It was the fourth time in three weeks that Mr Besigye, runner-up to President Yoweri Museveni in a disputed February election, has been detained over the protests which have killed at least five people. Mr Museveni, in power since 1986, blames drought and high oil prices for the soaring cost of living.