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Day after Uganda's Yoweri Museveni wins sixth term as president, Opposition decries results as 'fraud'
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Day after Uganda's Yoweri Museveni wins sixth term as president, Opposition decries results as 'fraud'

Bobi Wine, the 38-year-old singer-turned-lawmaker, posed arguably the greatest challenge yet to Museveni, 76, since he came to power in 1986

Lockdowns begin across Africa after COVID-19 cases cross 1,000 in 42 nations; Nigeria shuts all airports to international flights
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Lockdowns begin across Africa after COVID-19 cases cross 1,000 in 42 nations; Nigeria shuts all airports to international flights

Meanwhile, two senior representatives in Africa appeared to defy their own travel restrictions to attend another president’s inauguration.

Refugee policies in Brazil, Uganda, Turkey offer lessons for India, but realities of influx, political contexts cannot be ignored
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Refugee policies in Brazil, Uganda, Turkey offer lessons for India, but realities of influx, political contexts cannot be ignored

In the first part of this series, we analysed refugee policy in three countries that, like India, have also not signed the RC51 (and its1967 Protocol) – Bangladesh, Lebanon, and Jordan. In this part, we will explore the refugee policy regimes of key countries in the Global South that have – Brazil, Turkey, and Uganda.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who featured in 2016 Disney film Queen of Katwe, dies at 15
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Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who featured in 2016 Disney film Queen of Katwe, dies at 15

Local media reported that Nikita Pearl Waligwa had been in and out of hospital with a recurring brain tumor and had previously received treatment, including surgery, in India.

Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei breaks Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto's 5 km road world record
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Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei breaks Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto's 5 km road world record

Cheptegei, the 10,000m world champion, crossed the finish line in 12 minutes and 51 seconds in his first race of the year to eclipse Kipruto’s effort from the 10K Valencia Ibercaja in Spain last month

Today in Wait, What? — Ugandan man discovers his 'wife' is a man two weeks after wedding
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Today in Wait, What? — Ugandan man discovers his 'wife' is a man two weeks after wedding

The Ugandan couple did not consummate the marriage as the bride had 'claimed' to be on her menstruation cycle.

Eritrean footballers go missing in Uganda again as seven players go off radar after playing in regional tournament
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Eritrean footballers go missing in Uganda again as seven players go off radar after playing in regional tournament

Seven players from Eritrea’s national football team have gone missing after playing at a tournament in Uganda, an official said, the second time in two months its footballers have disappeared while touring the country.

Climate strike: From Asia to Africa, millions of schoolkids inspired by Greta Thunberg march for action on global warming
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Climate strike: From Asia to Africa, millions of schoolkids inspired by Greta Thunberg march for action on global warming

Crowds of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change, heeding the rallying cry of teen activist Greta Thunberg.

Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships: India men's and women's teams make dominant start, advance to Super Eight stage
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Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships: India men's and women's teams make dominant start, advance to Super Eight stage

Indian men's and women's had to hardly break a sweat as both teams lost just two games in the entire day, winning their team events comfortably to advance

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Guinea, Namibia, teams with low returns from tournament go about firing coaches for poor performance
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Guinea, Namibia, teams with low returns from tournament go about firing coaches for poor performance

Many football associations in Africa have gone about firing their coaches after a dismal performance and early exit at the Africa Cup of Nations

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Senegal forward Sadio Mane says he won't take penalties for remainder of tournament
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Senegal forward Sadio Mane says he won't take penalties for remainder of tournament

Sadio Mane has stepped down as the one who'll take the spot-kick for his side, saying that others deserve a chance after he missed two chances

African Cup of Nations 2019: Sadio Mane's all-important goal helps Senegal beat Uganda in last-16 clash
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African Cup of Nations 2019: Sadio Mane's all-important goal helps Senegal beat Uganda in last-16 clash

Sadio Mane became the leading scorer in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Friday when he scored the goal that gave Senegal a 1-0 win over Uganda in a feisty last-16 clash.

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Mohamed Salah scores as Egypt beat Uganda to make it three wins in a row
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Mohamed Salah scores as Egypt beat Uganda to make it three wins in a row

Mohamed Salah scored from a free-kick as host nation Egypt defeated Uganda 2-0 in Cairo on Sunday to win Group A at the Africa Cup of Nations with a perfect three-win record.

Latest Ebola outbreak in Congo kills over 500; govt says new vaccination programme saved ‘thousands’
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Latest Ebola outbreak in Congo kills over 500; govt says new vaccination programme saved ‘thousands’

More than 500 people have died from the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but a vaccination programme has prevented thousands more deaths, the country's health minister told AFP.

Uganda landslide: 41 killed after river bursts banks in Bududa district; search for victims continues
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Uganda landslide: 41 killed after river bursts banks in Bududa district; search for victims continues

Rescue teams continued picking through the rubble late, searching for survivors and victims of the disaster which took place the previous day in Uganda's Bududa district. An unknown number of people remained missing.

Lake Victoria ferry disaster: Toll rises to 209 in boat accident in Tanzania; rescue workers pull out one survivor
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Lake Victoria ferry disaster: Toll rises to 209 in boat accident in Tanzania; rescue workers pull out one survivor

Although hopes were fading of finding any more survivors in Lake Victoria by day three of the search effort, workers rescued an engineer who had managed to locate a pocket of air in the vessel.

Lake Victoria ferry disaster: Desperate search for survivors resumes after at least 44 die in boat accident in Tanzania
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Lake Victoria ferry disaster: Desperate search for survivors resumes after at least 44 die in boat accident in Tanzania

The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers — double the ferry's capacity — when it capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island on Thursday afternoon, according to state media.

South Sudan's warring leaders sign peace deal to share power in latest effort to end five-year civil war
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South Sudan's warring leaders sign peace deal to share power in latest effort to end five-year civil war

Sudan's state news agency said that South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel opposition leader Riek Machar have signed a peace deal to share power in a transitional government, the latest effort to end a five-year civil war.

Thirteen confirmed cases of Ebola virus in Congo; WHO warns of 'particular challenge' posed by latest outbreak
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Thirteen confirmed cases of Ebola virus in Congo; WHO warns of 'particular challenge' posed by latest outbreak

The number of confirmed cases in Congo's new outbreak of the Ebola virus has risen to 13, including three deaths, the health ministry said late Saturday.

Ebola outbreak: Congo health ministry reports 13 new cases of viral infection, three deaths in its capital Kinshasa
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Ebola outbreak: Congo health ministry reports 13 new cases of viral infection, three deaths in its capital Kinshasa

Congo has witnessed a sudden outbreak in Ebola which has already infected 13 and killed 3 people