Uganda’s pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine said he was arrested, “beaten” and “tortured” by police on Tuesday minutes after he registered his candidacy to challenge President Yoweri Museveni in next year’s election. Wine told AFP by telephone that he was held for several hours in the police van and was “tortured” before the officers who had driven him home finally left, while remaining heavily deployed in the neighbourhood. The presidential hopeful, who has amassed a popular youth following, nonetheless promised he would “not abandon” his quest to unseat one of Africa’s longest-serving rulers.