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FILE- In this Feb. 11, 2020 file photo, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni attends the state funeral of Kenya's former president Daniel Arap Moi in Nairobi, Kenya. Despite failing to dislodge the long-time leader Museveni, opposition challenger Bobi Wine has emerged from Uganda's Jan. 14, 2021 disputed polls as the country's most powerful opposition leader after his party won the most seats of any opposition group in the national assembly. (AP Photo/John Muchucha, File)
Despite election loss, Uganda's Bobi Wine wins growing powerUgandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine has emerged from last week’s disputed election as the country’s most powerful opposition leader after his party won the most seats of any opposition group in the national assembly
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South Africa's trailblazing Black food writer dies of virusSouth Africa’s pioneer Black food writer Dora Sitole, who quietly defied apartheid to win respect and a readership for African cuisine, died this month of COVID-19
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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)
Court in Central African Republic upholds election resultsCentral African Republic's constitutional court has upheld President Faustin Archange Touadera's re-election, raising the specter of more violence just days after rebels attempted to overtake the capital
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The National Unity platform presidential candidate Bobi Wine addresses the media at his home in Magere, Uganda, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. 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/Nicholas Bamulanzeki)
Uganda police surround Bobi Wine's opposition party officesThe party of Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine say that top officials have been denied access to their headquarters in the capital, Kampala, as they prepared to launch a legal challenge against Wine’s detention inside his house
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US military says its troop removal from Somalia is completeThe U.S. military says its troop withdrawal from Somalia is complete, in one of the last actions of President Donald Trump’s presidency
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A health worker checks the temperature of an elderly patient at the emergency entrance of the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, which is battling an ever-increasing number of COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Amid COVID-19 surge, South Africa delays reopening schools Faced with a rapid resurgence of COVID-19 overwhelming the country’s hospitals and driven by a more infectious virus variant, South Africa has delayed reopening its schools
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National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party Coordinator Sumini Nabagereka at May Medical Center in kampala, Uganda, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, nursing wounds sustained after being flogged by security personnel during celebrations to mark President Yoweri Museveni victory. (AP Photo/Nicholas Bamulanzeki)
Uganda's opposition rejects Museveni's reelection as 'fraud'A day after Uganda’s longtime leader was declared the winner of the country’s presidential election, the opposition party dismissed the results as “fraud” and called for the release of their leader, Bobi Wine, who has been under alleged house arrest for several days
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This satellite photo combo provided Sunday Jan. 17, 2021 by Planet Labs, Inc. shows the destruction of U.N. World Food Program warehouses at the Shimelba refugee camp in Ethiopia's Tigray region on Jan. 5, 2021, bottom center left, and before it was destroyed on Dec. 10, 2020, top. Starvation threatens the survivors of fighting in Tigray, and authorities say more than 4.5 million people need emergency food. Food supplies have been a target in the conflict, experts say. (2021 Planet Labs, Inc via AP)
'Extreme urgent need': Starvation haunts Ethiopia's TigrayStarvation is threatening the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region
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This satellite photo combo provided Sunday Jan. 17, 2021 by Planet Labs, Inc. shows the destruction of U.N. World Food Program warehouses at the Shimelba refugee camp in Ethiopia's Tigray region on Jan. 5, 2021, bottom center left, and before it was destroyed on Dec. 10, 2020, top. Starvation threatens the survivors of fighting in Tigray, and authorities say more than 4.5 million people need emergency food. Food supplies have been a target in the conflict, experts say. (2021 Planet Labs, Inc via AP)
Report: Images show latest 'attack' on Ethiopia refugee campNew satellite images of a refugee camp in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region show more than 400 structures have been badly damaged in what a research group believes is the latest intentional attack by fighters
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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
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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 alleged rigging and officials struggled to explain how polling results were compiled amid an internet blackout
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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
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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
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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.”
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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 Press4 days ago
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