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Can We Talk? Ugandans Try To Coax Longtime Leader Lo Leave

In this Thursday, May 12, 2016 file photo, Uganda's long-time president Yoweri Museveni, left, and his wife Janet Museveni, right, attend his inauguration ceremony in the capital Kampala, Uganda. A new movement wants to find out whether President Yoweri Museveni's tentative embrace of a so-called "national dialogue", after a government showdown with opposition pop star Bobi Wine, can lead to one of Africa's longest-serving leaders being talked into giving up power. (AP Photo/Stephen ]andera, File BY RODNEY MUHUMUZA

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Can one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders be talked into giving up power?

A new movement in Uganda wants to find out, encouraged by the president’s tentative embrace of a so-called “national dialogue” as the government is in a showdown with an opposition pop star whose popularity with disaffected young people is unsettling the ruling party.

The talks, set to be launched on Dec. 18, are being pushed by religious and civic leaders a…

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