In Pictures: Uganda Goes to the Polls

President Yoweri Museveni is seeking to extend his 30-year rule in the East African country.
A Karamojong tribesman waits to vote in Uganda's elections.
In Pictures: Uganda Goes to the Polls Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

Uganda decides its future on Thursday.

Some 15 million voters have the opportunity to cast their ballot in presidential and parliamentary elections, where Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is seeking to extend his 30-year stay in power. Museveni faces a tough challenge from Kizza Besigye, the opposition Forum for Democratic Change candidate, along with six other candidates.

A polling assistant issues a ballot in Kirihura, western Uganda.
A polling assistant issues a ballot paper in Kirihura, western Uganda, February 18. Seven opposition candidates, including a lone woman and a former Ugandan prime minister, are trying to dislodge President Museveni after his 30 years in power. James Akena/Reuters