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Uganda’s Museveni Wins AGAIN

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Uganda’s veteran President, Yoweri Museveni, secured another victory in the country’s general election. This was supposed to be the toughest challenge yet for Museveni and extends his 30-year rule for another five years, making him one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.

The elections have been marred by vote-rigging claims, arrests of politicians, delays and social media shutdowns.

The opposition accused the government of vote fraud and the main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, was arrested three times in the week leading up to the vote after he made allegations of government vote-rigging. There were also delays in delivering voting materials, especially in areas seen as opposition strongholds. Social media, including Facebook and Twitter, were also largely inaccessible on voting day, although internet-savvy Ugandans dodged the apparent shutdown using virtual private networks. The government regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission, said the attempted shutdown was for “security reasons”.

Although Uganda has experienced peace and security under Museveni’s leadership, the country is facing a number of problems. The economy is faltering and there’s massive unemployment. Two-thirds of youth are without a job, according to government data. Though non-governmental organisations estimate the figure to be much higher.

Uganda’s youths, dubbed  “Museveni babies”, are increasingly frustrated over the government’s failure to ensure job security. Corruption, improving the quality of public services and developing the country’s oil reserves have been debated as well.

So what does Museveni’s win mean for the future of everyday Ugandans?

Aljazeera.

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US Election: Trump Claims Victory Hours After Saying Biden Won

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US Election: Trump Claims Victory Hours After Saying Biden Won

Donald Trump

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has declared himself the winner of the US Election 2020.

President Trump declared himself the winner of the US election in a tweet on Monday morning, November 16 by simply tweeting: “I won the election.”

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This came hours after he tweeted that his opponent Joe Biden “won because the election was rigged.”

The latest vote tallies project Democratic candidate, Biden a clear winner in the state-by-state Electoral College that decides the presidency, with 306 votes against Trump’s 232.

However, President Trump has remained defiant, continuously claiming he won the election free and fair.

US election: Trump claims victory hours after saying Biden won

 

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Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings Is Dead

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Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings Is Dead

Jerry Rawlings

Jerry Rawlings, a former Ghanaian president has reportedly died from suspected COVID-19 complications.

The former Ghanaian leader died at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana on Thursday morning.

Rawlings led the country first as a military ruler and then as a democratically elected president between 1981 and 2001.

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Rawlings initially rose to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant in the Ghana Air Force, following a coup détat in 1979.

After initially handing power over to a civilian government, he took control again in December 1981 as Head of State.

He was re-elected in 1996 for four more years.

Rawlings left office in 2000 after exhausting Ghana’s constitutional term-limit of eight years for Presidents.

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US Election Is Far From Over — Trump

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US Election Is Far From Over — Trump

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U.S. President Donald Trump has refused to concede after his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, secured the required number of electoral college votes to win the presidential race.

Shortly after Biden was projected winner, Trump in a defiant statement expressed that the election was “far from over” and criticised Biden for “rushing to falsely pose as the winner.”

“Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.

Also Read: Joe Biden Defeats Trump To Win US Presidential Election

“Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.

“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.

“The American people are entitled to an honest election, that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots,” Trump said.

 

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