Thursday, January 21, 2021

Young Tunisians riot for third night amid hardship

There have been more clashes between protesters and police in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, and several other cities across the country. Sunday was the third night of tension which officials have described as riots. Pictures...

Navalny: EU and US demand release of poisoned Putin critic

The United States and several European governments have demanded the release of opposition politician Alexei Navalny from Russian detention. Mr Navalny, 44, was detained by police soon after his flight from Germany landed in Moscow...

Uganda: Veteran leader Yoweri Museveni declared election winner

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote-rigging by his main rival Bobi Wine. Mr Museveni won almost 59% of the vote, with Bobi Wine trailing with about...

Signal messaging platform stops working as downloads surge

Messaging platform Signal said on Friday it was experiencing "technical difficulties" as it worked to accommodate millions of new users. Some users reported messages failing to send on both the mobile and desktop apps for...

Coronavirus has now killed more than 2 million people worldwide

The coronavirus has now killed more than 2 million people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. The United States, with about 4%...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the electoral body saying not all votes have yet been counted. Bobi Wine alleges Thursday's polls saw...

Uganda elections: Museveni faces Bobi Wine in presidential contest

A 38-year-old pop star is challenging one of Africa's longest serving leaders in Uganda's hotly contested election. Robert Kyagulanyi, known by his stage name Bobi Wine, says he represents the country's younger generation, while Yoweri...

Trump impeached for ‘inciting’ US Capitol riot

The US House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for "incitement of insurrection" at last week's Capitol riot. Ten Republicans sided with Democrats to impeach the president by 232-197. But his trial in the Senate...

YouTube suspends Donald Trump’s channel

YouTube is suspending President Donald Trump's channel for at least one week, and potentially longer, after his channel earned a strike under the platform's policies, the company said Tuesday evening. A recent video on Trump's...

Uganda leader defends social media shut down ahead of poll

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has accused social media giant Facebook of arrogance and bias as he confirmed ordering the shut down of social media and messaging apps ahead of Thursday's election. Mr Museveni, dressed in...

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