Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine addresses supporters after troops withdraw from his house
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Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine addresses supporters after soldiers stood down their positions around his residence, a day after a court ordered an end to the confinement of the presidential runner-up.
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