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Uganda silences dissent during vote count

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/15/21, 01:30 pm

The leading opposition candidate in Uganda’s presidential election said on Friday the military had “taken control” of his home. As of Friday, Bobi Wine had received 29 percent of the vote to incumbent President Yoweri Museveni’s 62 percent, according to the country’s electoral commission. Final results are expected on Saturday. Military spokeswoman Brig. Gen. Flavia Byekwaso denied that troops forced their way into Wine’s home, saying he should appreciate their protection.

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Strong earthquake rocks Indonesian island

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/15/21, 04:56 am

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake killed at least 34 people and injured more than 600 others on Sulawesi island early on Friday. Responders are still trying to reach dozens of people trapped under the rubble. A 5.9-magnitude undersea earthquake damaged several homes but didn’t cause any casualties when it hit the same region earlier on Thursday.

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Yemen’s deepening crisis

International | Aid workers worry a terrorism designation could make things worse
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/14/21, 06:42 pm

As 2020 drew to a close, aid workers in war-torn Yemen painted a stark future for the coming year: More than half of all Yemenis could go hungry in 2021, with some 5 million people one step closer to famine. The United Nations’ Humanitarian Response Plan from last year only received about half the funds it needed while needs continue to grow.

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