Uganda’s Museveni declared winner of presidential election

BREAKING Security personnel were out in force patrolling the capital, Kampala, on Saturday ahead of the official results. Uganda’s election commission on Saturday declared incumbent Yoweri Museveni the winner of the presidential election, extending his 35-year rule as his main rival alleged

Uganda votes in tense presidential election: Live news

Longtime President Yoweri Museveni faces strong challenge from pop star-turned-opposition leader Bobi Wine as he seeks a sixth term. Voting is under way in Uganda, in a tense presidential election pitting longtime President Yoweri Museveni against opposition frontrunner Bobi Wine, a pop

NFL coach Bill Belichick turns down US presidential award

Bill Belichick, a top National Football League (NFL) coach, has declined to accept the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civil honour, citing last week’s deadly riot at Capitol Hill. The six-time Super Bowl-winning coach said he was flattered

After unrest, Kyrgyzstan heads to presidential vote

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – The freezing, snowy streets of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital, bear few traces of the events that shook the nation last October, when mass protests led to the annulment of disputed parliamentary elections. But over the past four months, the Central

Niger presidential election heads to February runoff

Ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum to face former President Mahamane Ousmane in runoff, according to provisional results. Niger’s ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum will face former President Mahamane Ousmane in a presidential election runoff in February, according to provisional results announced by

Vote count under way in Niger’s presidential election

Almost 7.5 million cast their vote to choose a successor to President Issoufou. Vote counting has begun in Niger after an election that could lead to the country’s first peaceful transition of power since its independence from France 60 years ago. Almost

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