Three's a Crowd in Love and Politics

An ex-friend and an ex-lover challenge the eastern African nation's strongman

This election in Uganda may sometimes appear to be National Geographic material, but look beyond the exotic, and you'll discover National Enquirer territory.

The Karamajong tribe, whose members usually go around naked, two weeks ago dressed up to greet President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who had come to town on a campaign swing. Young women in red-checked wrap skirts with layered necklaces of bright beads sang him a welcome song as they jumped straight up in the air. Male dancers wore animal skins and crowned their heads with gracefully curved, white ostrich feathers. All greeted Museveni with a two-word English slogan, in...

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