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Uganda’s electoral commission says President Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term while top opposition challenger Bobi Wine alleges rigging and officials struggle to explain how polling results were compiled amid an internet blackout.

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BREAKING: Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says the military has entered and 'taken control' of his home and 'we are in serious trouble.'

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Replying to @AP: Nearly a dozen South Sudanese women and girls who accused soldiers of rape won a rare conviction. The case is raising hopes that su…

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Nearly a dozen South Sudanese women and girls who accused soldiers of rape won a rare conviction. The case is raising hopes that such crimes will increasingly be prosecuted in a country where they are rampant.

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Tunisia marks a decade since the flight into exile of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali after a popular revolt that helped spark the Arab Spring. But a coronavirus lockdown in the North African nation means there will be few visible celebrations.

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Replying to @AP: AP PHOTOS: Some lost legs, some have scarred faces, others are in a wheelchair. All these men were injured in Tunisia’s democratic…

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Ugandans vote in a presidential election with internet access cut off and soldiers in the streets. One of Africa's longest-running leaders faces singer-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine in a clash of generations. 'If we are to die, let us die,' one voter says.

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The African Union has announced it has purchased a total of 270 million doses of coronavirus vaccines for the continent from three manufacturers.

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AP PHOTOS: Some lost legs, some have scarred faces, others are in a wheelchair. All these men were injured in Tunisia’s democratic uprising 10 years ago, and they are begging the government to recognize them as official victims of the revolution.

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Ugandan authorities appear to cut off mobile internet access on the eve of a tense presidential election. And a lawyer for leading opposition candidate Bobi Wine says all contact has been lost with him.

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Security forces in Central African Republic repelled attacks by rebels trying to seize the capital early Wednesday after intense fighting on the city’s outskirts, authorities say.

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As Tunisians mark 10 years since they overthrew an autocratic president and sparked the Arab Spring, a lawmaker nostalgic for the more stable and prosperous past has become one of the country’s most popular and controversial politicians.

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The U.S. ambassador to Uganda says the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country’s tense presidential election Thursday after electoral authorities denied accreditation to most of the observation team.

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Officials say the African Union has secured close to 300 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in the largest such agreement yet for Africa.

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The United States ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks, said she spent 10 days in a South African hospital's intensive care unit with COVID-19 and is now recovering at her residence. She urged all in South Africa to take precautions amid spike in cases..

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Zimbabwe, battling a spike in new COVID-19 cases, has banned families from transporting their dead relatives between cities, as part of new measures to stop traditional funeral rites that are believed to be increasing the spread of the disease.

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A top Ugandan official accused Facebook of meddling in the country's upcoming election after several accounts linked to President Yoweri Museveni's campaign were removed for alleged inauthentic behavior for harsh attacks on opposition candidate Bobi Wine.

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South Africa's hospitals are exceeding capacity and deaths are rising amid a spike in COVID-19 cases driven by the spread of its more infectious variant during widespread holiday travel.

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Activists battling repressive regimes around the world found a morale-boosting lesson when President Donald Trump’s riotous supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building: The country's democratic institutions held firm.

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Many hospitals in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, outside its capital, have been struck by artillery during its two-month conflict. That's according to the first humanitarian assessment of the devastation as badly needed aid begins to arrive.

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The United Nations fears 'massive community transmission' of COVID-19 in Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region, fueled by displacement and the collapse of health services, as humanitarian workers finally access the region two months after fighting began.

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