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VIDEO: President Museveni warns striking doctors

VIDEO: President Museveni warns striking doctors Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | As the doctor’s strike enters a fortnight, the president Yoweri Museveni has revealed that striking doctors who don’t return to work will be sacked. He made the remarks while addressing a rally in Kabarole district. The doctors’ industrial action …

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‘Instagram president’ wins Slovenia runoff

Ljubljana, Slovenia | AFP | Slovenia’s internet-savvy President Borut Pahor on Sunday won a second term in a runoff vote that was marred by an abysmally low turnout. Centre-left ex-premier Pahor, 54, had been touted to win in October, but a record low 44-percent turnout triggered a repeat vote, with 1.7 …

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Zambia president warns judges not to follow Kenya’s lead

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | President Edgar Lungu has warned Zambia’s judges against blocking him from running in 2021 elections, saying a judicial intervention like that in Kenya could plunge the country into chaos. Lungu is expected to contest the 2021 race but may face a legal challenge from opposition parties …

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VIDEO: Muntu asks FDC party members to work together

VIDEO: Muntu asks FDC party members to work together Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Mugisha Muntu has refuted claims that he is working as President Museveni’s mole. He has urged FDC party members to put aside their individual differences and work together to oust the government. Muntu …

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Kenya’s election standoff: Five key questions

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of the country’s election, but his rival Raila Odinga insists he is the true winner, and the election was stolen from him. Odinga has said he will outline his strategy to contest the vote on Tuesday. Deadly …

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‘Ghosts’ drive Brazil’s president from residency

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Brazil’s President Michel Temer blames bad vibes and even ghosts for driving him from his sumptuous official residence in the capital Brasilia, a Brazilian news weekly reported Saturday. Temer surprised Brazilian politics watchers this week with the revelation that he has decamped from the …

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S. Korean presidential aides raided in scandal probe

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | South Korean prosecutors on Saturday raided the homes and offices of senior advisers to President Park Geun-Hye, as she struggled with a corruption and influence-peddling scandal involving a close family friend. The crisis centred around Park’s long-time confidante Choi Soon-Sil has rocked her presidency, …

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