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Ugandans About to Head to Polls as Singer Challenges Museveni’s Rule

Ugandans head to the polls Thursday to cast ballots for the country’s next president. Musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine is the most prominent of 11 candidates challenging President Yoweri Museveni, who has led the country for nearly 35 years. Stab…

Rebels Attack Central African Republic Capital Amid Election Dispute

Rebels attacked the Central African Republic capital of Bangui on Wednesday, in an escalation of violence following the presidential election last month.President Faustin-Archange Touadera’s army, with the aid of Russian and Rwandan troops alongside U….

Rights Groups Doubt Cameroon Military’s Massacre Investigation

Rights groups in Cameroon doubt the military’s claim it will properly investigate the latest alleged massacre of civilians by its troops.? Activists and witnesses say the military killed 10 villagers Sunday, including women and children, while attempti…

Rights Group Urges Lifting Ugandan Social Media Ban

Amnesty International is calling for Ugandan officials to lift bans on social media imposed ahead of Thursday’s election.Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni announced on Tuesday that the government had shut down social media. On Jan. 9, Facebook deleted …