Uganda vote count underway
15 January 2021 | 8:23 am
In tonight's edition : Ugandans turn out for a landmark election amidst an internet blackout. Former popstar Bobi Wine takes on President Yoweri Museveni's 35 year rule following a bloody campaign in which the leader's opponents were regularly targeted. And Thursday marks 10 years since Tunisia's Jasmine revolution which saw the toppling of former leader Ben Ali following a wave of protests.
Kenya's outgoing Deputy President William Ruto has won a narrow victory in the presidential election over his rival Raila Odinga. However, four of the seven election commissioners have contested the results. Also
Kenya's election commissioners stand by their disavowal of the presidential vote. The dramatic events of Monday have raised fears of violence like that seen after past disputed polls. In 2017, more than 100 people were killed after the Supreme Court overturned the result citing anomalies in the voting process.
Polls closed in the evening and vote counting began on Wednesday after Angolans voted in a tight race in which the main opposition coalition had its best-ever chance of victory as millions of youths left out of its oil-fuelled booms were likely to express frustration with nearly five decades of MPLA rule.
Kenya's Supreme Court starts working on the petition challenging the result of this month's presidential election. Also, the UN sounds the alarm over the humanitarian situation in northern Ethiopia. This as a ship loaded with 23,000 tonnes of Ukrainian grain finally arrives in Djibouti, on its way to Ethiopia. Finally, we see how former Rwandan lawyer-turned-designer Lambert Shumbusho wows clients from around the world with his skillfully crafted furniture.
To kick off a new season, Annette Young is in Scotland whose haunting beauty has served as a backdrop to many films and TV series about sorcery and witches such as "Harry Potter" and "Outlander". But in the 16th century, a true horror tale began as thousands of women were persecuted, tortured and killed after being accused of witchcraft. Now 400 years on, the Scottish Parliament is set to clear their names. Annette Young meets the two women who are behind the campaign to get Scottish authorities to pardon the accused.
Traders and residents along the popular Lambe-Matogun road in Ogun State have continued to recount their losses shortly after a fuel tanker fell off the road, exploded, and destroyed shops and properties over the weekend.
The EU raises serious questions about the actions of energy giant TotalEnergies in Uganda, with members of parliament saying its oil pipeline project has led to evictions and arrests. Also in this edition: The United Nations publishes a report shedding light on increased human rights violations in Burkina Faso. And finally: The tourism industry in Tunisia says goodbye to a better summer season than last year, but still far from what the country was used to before the pandemic.
As Brazil prepares for the first round of presidential elections in October, we take a closer look at the importance of the Evangelical Christian vote. Four years ago, the vast majority of that electorate supported Jair Bolsonaro, but today their loyalties are wavering.
DW spoke with former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who warned Moscow will consider an attack on annexed territory in Ukraine as an attack on Russia. He also asked Germany to send more heavy weaponry to Ukraine.
Thousands of Angolans have taken to the streets of the country's capital to protest against alleged electoral fraud. The demonstrations were called by the main opposition party, UNITA.
Voters turned out to choose the country's new tripartite presidency and national, regional and local lawmakers. Nearly 30 years after the Bosnian war, the Balkan country is plagued by friction between its ethnic groups.
A lockdown is now in place in the two central districts of Uganda where Ebola has claimed at least 19 lives. Most of the country's immediate neighbors are taking action to keep the deadly virus out.
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