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Libya talks make progress towards new temporary government: UN | Elections News

UN Libya envoy Stephanie Williams says participants at peace conference reach deal on interim leadership ahead of elections.A Libyan political dialogue arranged by the...

Museveni, one-time critic of clinging to power, wins sixth term | Uganda News

Yoweri Museveni has already ruled Uganda for 35 years – and he is now set for five more. The veteran leader was declared on Saturday...

Armed group captures military base in northeast Nigeria | Conflict News

Residents, government troops flee as armed group overran a town in Nigeria’s Borno state in attack claimed by ISIL.Government troops and hundreds of residents...

Can the Milkmaid win Nigeria’s first Oscar? | Arts and Culture News

When the Nigerian Official Selection Committee sat down to select Nigeria’s nominee for the 2021 Academy Awards last December, the jury voted overwhelmingly for...

Museveni declared winner of disputed Uganda presidential election | Elections News

Uganda’s electoral commission has declared incumbent Yoweri Museveni the winner of the country’s presidential election, extending his 35-year rule as his main rival Bobi...

UN peacekeeper killed, two others wounded in CAR ambush | Conflict News

One peacekeeper was killed in an ambush by rebels near the town of Grimari in the Central African Republic (CAR) as deadly violence continues...

Major security partners: US hails Bahrain, UAE after Israel deal | Bahrain News

White House statement ties designation to normalisation deal with Israel, saying it reflected ‘extraordinary courage’.The United States called Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates...

Uganda: Bobi Wine says election marred by ‘fraud, violence’ | Elections News

The opposition leader did not give details about the accusations, as government says vote was peaceful.Bobi Wine, the main challenger of incumbent Ugandan President...

‘Dead heat’: 2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA finds | Climate News

When it comes to the Earth’s global surface temperature, 2020 came in hot — tying 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to...

Uganda: Vote count under way after hotly contested election | Uganda News

People turned out in droves on Thursday to make their mark in an historic election in which Museveni’s reign is said to be strongly...

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