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Ugandan dissident general placed under house arrest

Soldiers and police patrol in Kampala on July 3 2014An outspoken Ugandan general who recently returned to the country after 18 months in self-imposed exile has been placed under house arrest, officials said Saturday. General David Sejusa, a former intelligence chief who has emerged as a potential challenger to veteran President Yoweri Museveni, has been detained in order to “enforce discipline”, a government spokesman said. “His conduct since his return from self-imposed exile has been contrary to what is expected of a serving military officer, and the days when army officers acted with impunity are gone,” government spokesman Ofwono Opondo told AFP. General Sejusa was once one of Uganda’s top military bosses, serving as intelligence chief and as a close advisor to President Museveni, who has been in power since 1986.

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