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To break Or To Build: Which Way Will Uganda’s Opposition Turn?

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With the Supreme Court upholding President Museveni’s election victory, which way will Uganda’s opposition turn? The choice is now facing them. Last Thursday afternoon, in downtown Kampala, a crowd of a hundred boda-boda (motorbike taxi) drivers gathered for a victory parade. To the front of their bikes they attached posters of Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s long-time president, who was declared the ...

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Burundi Finally Accepted UN Police Deployment

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Burundi has recently accepted the United Nations Security Council’s resolution to send in police, the foreign affairs minister told Reuters, after months of political tension. The 15-member council unanimously adopted on Friday a French-drafted resolution asking U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to offer options for a police deployment to Burundi, where violence threatens to spiral into ethnic conflict. Check Also: Meet The ...

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Uganda Court Confirms Museveni’s Re-election

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Uganda Supreme Court Thursday upheld the re-election of President Yoweri Museveni in the February 18 national poll. The court rejected a petition brought by former Prime Minister and presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi. Check also:  Court Dismissed Opposition’s Case Uganda’s electoral commission announced on February 20 that “Museveni had won 60 percent”of the vote to opposition challenger Kizza Besigye’s 30.5 percent. ...

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Court In Uganda Dismissed Opposition’s Case

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KAMPALA – Uganda’s top court dismissed a case that sought to nullify the results of a disputed presidential election, saying the long-time president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was validly re-elected. The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the cases of noncompliance cited by the petitioner, former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, were not substantial enough to warrant an annulment of the vote. Check ...

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Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou Has Been Re-elected

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Niger’s president, Mahamadou Issoufou has been re-elected as his main opponent remains in France seeking medical treatment after being jailed for several months. Check also: Niger’s lion president Muhamadou Issoufou to face run off vote Mahamadou Issoufou’s  rival Hama Amadou received 18 percent of the vote, which saw a low turnout after the opposition called for a boycott.  Amadou was arrested ...

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