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Uganda: Veteran leader Yoweri Museveni declared election winner

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main rival Bobi Wine. Mr Museveni won almost 59% of the vote, with Bobi Wine trailing with about 35%, the Electoral Commission...

Uganda elections 2021: Museveni takes lead as Bobi Wine cries foul

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has a clear lead in the presidential race following Thursday's vote, preliminary results show. The country's electoral commission has dismissed allegations of vote-rigging, made by opposition candidate Bobi Wine, a former pop star. But election monitors...

President Akufo-Addo, 10 others for AfCFTA awards

President Akufo-Addo and ten other African Heads of State and Governments will receive awards for their role in the coming into force of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina will...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the electoral body saying not all votes have yet been counted. Bobi Wine alleges Thursday's polls saw the worst vote-rigging in Uganda's...

Uganda hit by internet blackout on eve of election

The authorities in Uganda have cut off internet access in the country hours to a hotly contested presidential election pitting a pop star against one of Africa's longest-serving leaders. Internet monitoring group NetBlocks said on Twitter that the country descended...

Africa secures 270m Covid-19 vaccine doses

A provisional 270 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been secured by the African Union (AU) for distribution across the continent. All of the doses will be used this year, promises current AU head South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. This is...

Ivorian UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

Three Ivorian peacekeepers from the UN's mission in Mali were killed on Wednesday during an attack by an armed group about 95km (59 miles) south of Timbuktu. Six other peacekeepers were wounded. The attack happened around 12:30GMT while the troops were...

Malawi declares state of disaster as two ministers die of COVID-19

Transport Minister Sidik Mia and Local Government Minister Lingson Berekanyama passed away after contracting disease, government says. Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has declared a state of disaster in an address to the nation delivered hours after two cabinet ministers died...

Uganda shuts down communication apps ahead of tomorrow’s polls

Authorities in Uganda have blocked access to social media and messaging apps as the country heads to the polls tomorrow. Reports say the communications regulator had sent correspondence to all telecommunication firms ordering the immediate shutdown. This development comes a...

African Union ‘secures 300m Covid vaccine doses’

The Associated Press is quoting an adviser for the Africa Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as saying the African Union has secured close to 300 million Covid-19 vaccine doses. The continent is estimated to have over 1.2 billion people. Nicaise Ndembi...

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SPEECH: President Akufo-Addo Address to the nation (Update 22)

Address To The Nation By The President Of The Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, On Updates To Ghana’s Enhanced...

VIDEO: President Akufo-Addo Address to the nation (Update 22)

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WhatsApp changes: Signal messaging platform stops working as downloads surge

Messaging platform Signal said on Friday it was experiencing "technical difficulties" as it worked to accommodate millions of new users. Some users reported messages failing...

KATH Chief Executive commends media for support

Chief Executive Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital KATH, Dr OhenebaOwusu-Danso, has commended the media for the support they gave the hospital at...

NGO supports flood victims in the Upper East Region

The Widows and Orphans Movement, WOM an NGO, has presented assorted food items to victims of the 2020 flood disaster in three districts of...