Ugandan authorities have fueled political and ethnic strife in eastern Congo with disastrous consequences for the local population, Human Rights Watch charged in a report released today.

Women rights activists have protested against President Yoweri Museveni's
decision to ask Parliament to restore the electoral college system for
electing district women MPs.

"We strongly support universal adult suffrage and the secret ballot as modes
of electing district women representatives. We therefore object to the
presidential veto against this (electoral colleges) and call upon MPs to re-
affirm the position they adopted in the Parliamentary more

Turnout was high in yesterday's presidential election in Uganda where the incumbent Yoweri Museveni is heading for another term in office in spite of having lost much of his popularity.

The main political opponent of Uganda's incumbent president Yoweri Museveni has hinted that he is to take "political action" to pressure the new leader to annul his landslide poll win this week following allegations of malpractice.