East Africa

Owiny-Dollo directs Bobi Wine to gazette poll petition withdrawal request

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Robert Kagulanyi alias Bobi Wine the leader of the Ugandan opposition filed an application withdrawing his electoral petition challenging President Yoweri Museveni’s victory. The National Unity Platform (NUP) president, through his lawyers on Wednesday, outlined six grounds that influenced him to lose interest in the petition. Mr Kyagulanyi argues that …

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Paul Kagame faults ‘hypocrisy’ in the supply of vaccines

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The Rwandan President Paul Kagame has faulted the “hypocrisy and double standards” in the global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines. President Kagame made the comments in a tweet after the World Health Organization (WHO) director, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said deals between rich nations and vaccine manufacturers had made it hard to …

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Jane Aceng denies vaccination of Museveni’s inner circle

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For few days, according to rumors, the inner circle of the Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni would have been immunized against the coronavirus pandemic. The Ugandan health minister Jane Aceng in a Tweet denied reports that top government officials have been vaccinated against Covid-19 before the country formally receives vaccines. Minister …

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Tanzanian leader finally admits the country has covid cases

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Tanzanian president John Magufuli is finally acknowledging that his country has a coronavirus problem after claiming for months that the disease had been defeated by prayer. The president’s comments came days after the country mourned the death of one of its highest-profile politicians, the vice president of the semi-autonomous island …

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Opposition leaders in Somalia defy the government and held protests

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Heavy gunfire has been reported in Somali capital, Mogadishu, as a group of opposition leaders defied a government ban on public gatherings and held protests. Security forces have closed most roads in the city over the planned protests. The opposition parties want President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to leave office after …

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