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Electoral Commission needs extra UGX 54.6 billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission a body charged with organizing elections in Uganda has said it will need an extra 54.6 billion Shillings to organize the 2021 general election amidst the COVID-19 pandemic threat. Speaking today at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Kampala, Sam Rwakojo, the …

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Trump threatens to ‘close down’ social media after tweets tagged

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to shutter social media platforms after Twitter for the first time acted against his false tweets, prompting the enraged Republican to double down on unsubstantiated claims and conspiracy theories. Trump will sign an executive order “pertaining to social media” …

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Burundi opposition leader rejects ‘fantasy’ early poll results

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi’s main opposition leader has rejected early signs the ruling party is heading for victory in this week’s general election, describing the results from 12 percent of municipalities as “fantasy.” “Absolutely I reject these results. These results being declared are a fantasy. They do not reflect …

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Burundi to vote in tense poll amid virus outbreak

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundians will vote Wednesday in a tense general election, despite a largely-ignored outbreak of coronavirus which is set to be the first major challenge for the new president. President Pierre Nkurunziza, who has been in power since 2005, shocked observers by deciding to step aside, five …

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Uncertainty looms over Poland presidential election

Warsaw, Poland | AFP |  Voters are still in the dark as to whether Poland’s presidential election will go ahead as scheduled on Sunday, amid mounting pressure for a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. The right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) government is still seeking parliamentary approval to conduct the election …

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Mali records first coronavirus death hours before election

Bamako, Mali | AFP |  Mali recorded its first coronavirus death on Saturday, a day before the West African country voted in a long-delayed parliamentary election threatened by both the pandemic and security concerns. The kidnapping of the leader of the main opposition party earlier in the week has also cast …

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