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Uganda eases internet shutdown imposed over election

Kanpala - Internet was partially restored in Uganda on Monday almost five days after a near-total blackout was imposed across the East African country ahead of elections the opposition says were rigged.

Uganda eases internet shutdown imposed over election

Kanpala - Internet was partially restored in Uganda on Monday almost five days after a near-total blackout was imposed across the country ahead of elections the opposition says were rigged.

Meet the Bidens: America's new 'first family'

Washington - President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill will become the new White House residents when he takes office on Wednesday.

Uganda's Bobi Wine still under 'house arrest' after poll: party

Kanpala - Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine remains under "house arrest", his party said on Sunday, after a disputed election returned President Yoweri Museveni to office for a sixth term.

Race to succeed Merkel in top job thrown wide open

Berlin - Moderate Armin Laschet may have won a key vote this weekend to become the new leader of Germany's conservative CDU party, but his victory has thrown wide open the question of who will succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel in the top job.

Armin Laschet: Moderate and Merkel loyalist

Berlin - Armin Laschet, the new head of Germany's conservative CDU party, is a sworn European and defender of multiculturalism who has promised to continue the centrist course of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Uganda's Museveni extends 35-year rule with disputed election win

Kanpala - Uganda's Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office, the election commission said Saturday, extending his 35-year rule after an election which his main rival said was marred by fraud.

Merkel's party picks her ally as next leader

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU party picked her ally Armin Laschet as its next leader on Saturday, in a vote for "continuity" as Europe's biggest economy heads into a key election year with the deadly coronavirus pandemic still raging.

Merkel urges moderate leader on eve of key party chairman vote

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday urged her conservative Christian Democrats to remain a centrist party, signalling her rejection of nemesis Friedrich Merz who is frontrunner for the post of party chairman.

Merkel urges moderate leader on eve of key party chairman vote

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday urged her conservative Christian Democrats to remain a centrist party, signalling her rejection of nemesis Friedrich Merz who is frontrunner for the post of party chairman.

Uganda's Bobi Wine rejects poll results, claims victory

Kanpala - Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Friday claimed victory in presidential elections, rejecting as a "complete sham" early results that gave President Yoweri Museveni a wide lead.

Uganda's Bobi Wine rejects poll results, claims victory

Kanpala - Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Friday claimed victory in presidential elections, rejecting as a "complete sham" early results that gave President Yoweri Museveni a wide lead.

Uganda holds election under internet blackout

Kanpala - Ugandans voted Thursday under heavy security and an internet blackout in an election pitting veteran leader Yoweri Museveni against a former popstar after one of the bloodiest campaigns in years.

CDU to pick new leader in key vote for Merkel succession

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU party will elect a new leader on Saturday, in a key vote kicking off the race for Germany's top job as a deadly pandemic roils Europe's biggest economy.

Ugandan opposition urges voters to guard against rigging

Kanpala - Uganda's opposition frontrunner on Tuesday urged supporters to turn out in large numbers and to "protect" this week's election from rigging, accusing the ruling party of trying to intimidate voters.

Uganda to vote following violent pre-election crackdown

Kanpala - Ugandans vote Thursday in a highly-charged election after one of the bloodiest campaigns in years, as veteran leader Yoweri Museveni seeks a sixth term against a singer-turned-lawmaker half his age.

Kyrgyz president-elect dismisses fears of strongman rule

Bichkek - Kyrgyz populist Sadyr Japarov promised supporters a "dictatorship of law and justice" on Monday and dismissed fears of a strongman crackdown after a huge election win completed his journey from prison to the presidency.

Kazakhstan vote lacked 'genuine' competition: observers

Astana - International election monitors on Monday said a weekend parliamentary poll in Kazakhstan lacked any real competition and they raised concerns over freedom of assembly after riot police detained opposition protesters.

Facebook shuts Uganda accounts ahead of vote

Kanpala - Facebook has shut a slew of accounts belonging to Ugandan government officials accused of seeking to manipulate public debate ahead of elections Thursday, the internet giant told AFP on Monday.

Kyrgyzstan's presidential vote: How did it get here?

Bichkek - Claiming 80 percent of the vote in Central Asian Kyrgyzstan's presidential polls Sunday, populist Sadyr Japarov has shot from prisoner to president following a crisis over a disputed parliamentary vote.

Kyrgyzstan populist on course for victory in presidential vote

Bichkek - Populist Sadyr Japarov claimed victory in Kyrgyzstan's presidential elections Sunday and pledged to weed out graft in the Central Asian country after a political crisis put him on the path to power.

Kyrgyzstan populist tipped for easy win in presidential vote

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan went to presidential polls Sunday in its first elections since a political crisis embroiled the ex-Soviet country and saw a populist freed from jail who is now tipped to top the ballot.

Ruling party dominates opposition-free vote in Kazakhstan

Astana - Kazakhstan's ruling party swept to victory in an opposition-free parliamentary election Sunday, cementing the Central Asian country's authoritarian trajectory despite promises of reform.

25th Amendment provides for transfer of power from US president

Washington - President Donald Trump faced a growing chorus of calls Thursday to be removed from office under the 25th Amendment for inciting the mob violence that swept through the US Capitol one day earlier.

With historic wins, Democrats seize US Senate control

Atlanta - Democrats seized control of the US Senate Wednesday with dramatic election wins in Georgia, slapping Donald Trump's party with a crushing loss two weeks from the president's exit and handing Joe Biden comprehensive power in Washington.

'It is extreme': Uganda tightens screws as vote looms

Nairobi - Tear gas, midnight arrests, threats and intimidation -- the tactics employed every election cycle in Uganda are familiar to all who dare challenge President Yoweri Museveni's 35-year grip on power.

C. Africa's Touadera wins re-election as opposition cries foul

Bangui - Central African Republic President Faustin Archange Touadera has won an outright election victory after a tense first round of voting in the coup-prone country, the electoral commission announced on Monday.

Trump heard on tape urging state official to 'find' votes for him

Washington - President Donald Trump pressured Georgia's top election official, a fellow Republican, in an extraordinary phone conversation to "find" enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's victory in the Southern state, US media reported Sunday.

Some USA senators plan to oppose Joe Biden certification

Washington - A group of Republican senators led by veteran lawmaker Ted Cruz said Saturday they will challenge Joe Biden's election win -- the latest last-ditch move to support Donald Trump's efforts to undermine the vote.

A dozen US senators plan to oppose Biden certification

Washington - A group of Republican senators led by veteran lawmaker Ted Cruz said Saturday they will challenge Joe Biden's election win -- the latest last-ditch move to support Donald Trump's efforts to undermine the vote.
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