Uganda: Fears of further violence ahead of election
Ugandan troops have been deployed ahead of Thursday's vote. Opposition candidate Bobi Wine has urged supporters to cast a 'protest vote.'
Unprecedented violence against journalists in Uganda as election approaches : Human Rights Network
The coordinator of the Human Rights Network for Journalists in Uganda says they have registered over 100 attacks against journalists since the nomination of candidates for the January 14th elections. He adds that the scale and often violent nature of the attacks is something that 'has never happened during an election in Uganda,' and comments on the difficulties journalists have faced in getting accreditation to cover the vote.
Ugandan police chief refuses to apologise for violence against journalists
Uganda's Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola, says that police has been using force against journalists to prevent them from going to dangerous places, and refuses to apologize for the violence of security forces against the media.
Troops kill over 50 bandits, recover rustled livestock in Zamfara, Nigeria has more cases - NMA
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Monday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Monday.
Demonstrators march against Chicago gun violence after bloody 2020
Demonstrators march through the streets of Chicago in memory of victims of gun violence. The number of victims has risen dramatically in the third-largest US city in 2020. Police in the Windy City recorded 762 homicides in 2020, up 55 percent from 2019, according to a December 27 count.
Niger's constant struggle against violence
Attacks have been rocking Niger ahead of February's presidential election runoff. Jihadists, ethnical disputes and the fight for resources are the key issues the next president will need to address, experts say.
Uganda sees no end to election-related violence
Tensions are rising as Uganda gears up for a general election. President Yoweri Museveni, in power for 36 years, has changed the constitution to be able to run again. Experts fear the violence will not stop at the polls.
CAR: Violence casts shadow over elections
Attacks in the Central African Republic have called into question elections scheduled for December 27. UN troops have retaken the rebel-held town of Bambari but the situation remains tense.
Kenya ordered to pay sex attack survivors after 2007 poll violence
Morocco normalises relations with Israel as the US, in turn, pledges to recognise Rabat's sovereignty over the Western Sahara. We look at the history of that conflict. Also, there's a landmark victory for rape survivors in Kenya as the High Court awards compensation to four women who were assaulted after the 2007 election. It's the first time judges have officially recognised post-election sexual violence. And making clothes for those who fled with nothing: we meet a tailor who has set up shop on the Sudanese-Ethiopian border, helping those who recently fled the conflict in Tigray.