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Another UN peacekeeper killed in Mali, 5th in a weekThe United Nations says a peacekeeper from Egypt was killed in Mali’s northern Kidal region on Friday, and another was seriously injured, after their vehicle hit an explosive device during a logistics convoy
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Uganda's leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine walks back to his residence after giving a press conference outside Kampala, Uganda, Friday,Jan. 15, 2021, one day after Ugandans went to the polls. Uganda’s electoral commission says President Yoweri Museveni leads in Thursday’s election with results in from 29% of polling stations. He has 63% of ballots while top opposition candidate Bobi Wine has 28%. Wine, a popular singer-turned-lawmaker half the president’s age, alleges that the vote in the East African country was rigged. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Uganda says president wins 6th term as vote-rigging allegedUganda’s electoral commission says longtime President Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term, while top opposition challenger Bobi Wine alleges rigging and officials struggle to explain how polling results were compiled amid an internet blackout
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Uganda says President Yoweri Museveni wins a 6th term, as top opposition challenger Bobi Wine alleges riggingUganda says President Yoweri Museveni wins a 6th term, as top opposition challenger Bobi Wine alleges rigging
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Rebels kill 1 UN peacekeeper in Central African RepublicThe U.N. mission in the Central African Republic says at least one peacekeeper has been killed and another two injured in two successive attacks by armed rebels near the town of Grimari
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Uganda opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says military has entered his home and “we are in serious trouble.”Uganda opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says military has entered his home and “we are in serious trouble.”
The Associated Press1 day ago
Election officials count the ballots after polls closed in Kampala, Uganda, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.Ugandans voted in a presidential election tainted by widespread violence that some fear could escalate as security forces try to stop supporters of leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine from monitoring polling stations. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine says military enters homeUgandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says the military has entered his home and “we are in serious trouble.”
The Associated Press1 day ago
People walk back from a market outside of Yei town in Central Equatoria state, South Sudan, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Ten years after South Sudan gained its independence and two years after its own deadly civil war ended, large-scale fighting has subsided but clashes continue between communities and between the government and groups that did not sign the peace deal — and the use of rape as a weapon remains rampant. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
Rare conviction of South Sudan soldiers for rape raises hopeFirst, the soldiers stole their belongings
The Associated Press1 day ago
WHO says Africa to see 1st vaccine doses from COVAX in MarchA World Health Organization official says Africa in March should see the first COVID-19 vaccine doses from the global COVAX effort aimed at helping lower-income countries obtain the shots
The Associated Press2 days ago
Zimbabwean journalist Hopwell Chin'ono arrives at the magistrates courts in Harare, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. On Friday, Zimbabwe police arrested the prominent journalist for the third time in six months. Chin’ono posted on his Twitter account that police had picked him from his house and said they were charging him with “communicating falsehoods.”  (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe court denies bail for journalist over false story A Zimbabwean court has denied bail to prominent journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, who has been in detention for almost a week on accusations of publishing a falsehood
The Associated Press2 days ago
Uganda's leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine, left, and his wife Barbie Kyagulanyi, give a press conference after casting their votes in Kampala, Uganda, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Long lines of Ugandans are voting in a presidential election tainted by widespread violence that some fear could escalate as security forces try to stop supporters of leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine from monitoring polling stations. (AP Photo/Nicholas Bamulanzeki)
'The world is watching': Ugandans vote in tense electionLong lines of Ugandans have voted in a presidential election tainted by widespread violence that some fear could escalate if security forces try to stop supporters of leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine from monitoring the process
The Associated Press2 days ago
African Union buys 270 million vaccine doses for continent The African Union has announced it has purchased a total of 270 million doses of coronavirus vaccines for the continent from Pfizer, AstraZeneca through the Serum Institute of India, and Johnson & Johnson
The Associated Press2 days ago
Watchdog: More than 80 dead in new massacre in EthiopiaThe Ethiopian Human Rights Commission says it has received information that over 80 civilians were killed early Tuesday in the latest massacre in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region
The Associated Press3 days ago
President Faustin-Archange Touadera, center, arrives to cast his vote at the Lycee Boganda polling station in the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. Touadera and his party said the vote will go ahead after government forces clashed with rebels in recent days and some opposition candidates pulled out of the race amid growing insecurity. (AP Photo)
Central African Republic soldiers repel rebels at capitalCentral African Republic officials said security forces repelled attacks by rebels trying to seize the capital after intense fighting on the city’s outskirts
The Associated Press3 days ago
Security forces patrol the streets near opposition leader Bobi Wine headquarters in Kampala, Uganda Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. 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. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Internet 'blackout' in Uganda on eve of tense electionUgandan authorities appear to have cut off internet access in the country on the eve of a tense presidential election, while a lawyer for leading opposition candidate Bobi Wine says all contact has been lost with him
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2011 file photo, a torn banner of former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is seen in the center of Tunis. Since winning a parliamentary seat in 2019, Tunisian lawmaker Abir Moussi has become one of the country’s most popular, and most controversial, politicians, riding a wave of nostalgia for a more stable and prosperous time, just as Tunisia marks 10 years since protesters overthrew autocratic former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Since 2011, Tunisia has been plagued by sinking wages, growing joblessness and worsening public services. Unemployment has risen amid the coronavirus pandemic from 15% to 18%. Attempts to migrate to Europe by sea have soared. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
Nostalgia for old era challenges Tunisia’s democratic gainsA lawmaker nostalgic for Tunisia's past has become one of the country’s most popular and most controversial politicians
The Associated Press3 days ago
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