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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main rival Bobi Wine.Mr Museveni won almost 59% of the vote, with Bobi Wine trailing with about 35%, the Electoral Commission...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official poll results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the electoral body saying not all votes have yet been counted.Bobi Wine alleges Thursday's polls saw the worst vote-rigging in Uganda's...

Ethiopia army kills ex-foreign minister in Tigray

Ethiopia army has announced that it has killed former Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin, one of the founding members of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).Mr Seyum, who served as foreign minister from 1991 until 2010, was killed along with...

Uganda election: US observers denied accreditations

The United States ambassador to Uganda said Wednesday the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country’s tense presidential election on Thursday, citing a decision by electoral authorities to deny accreditation to most members of the observation team.Ambassador Natalie...

Uganda police to voters; go home after voting

Security chiefs in Uganda have warned members of the public not to hang around polling stations to cause violence after voting.The country heads to the polls next week, following a campaign season that has been dominated by violence, loss...

Two Children and a woman drown after boat capsizes on Lake Kivu

At least two children and a woman have drowned after a passenger boat capsized on Lake Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, regional government spokesman Claude Basila has been quoted by Reuters news agency as saying.A total...

Suicide bombing targeting Turks kills 5 in Mogadishu

An early morning suicide bombing near the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday killed five people including two Turks, Turkish and Somali officials said.The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack in a post by its Shahada News...

Ethiopia rights body says over 76 killed by security forces after Haacaaluu death

Ethiopia state-appointed human rights commission said on Friday that security forces killed at least 76 people and wounded nearly 200 during violent unrest in June and July that followed the killing of a popular singer.The commission also detailed brutality...

Ugandan presidential hopeful Bobi Wine and campaign team arrested

Uganda opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and his campaign team were arrested in the country’s central region on Wednesday, he said on Twitter.No further details of their arrest were immediately available. They were arrested...

Ethiopian migrant killed on her goat farm in Italy

An Ethiopian migrant who became a symbol of integration in Italy, her adopted home, has been killed on her farm where she raised goats for her cheese business, police said on Wednesday.A Ghanaian employee on her farm in the...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...
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