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Uganda elections: Museveni and Bobi Wine face off after violent campaign

Polls open today across Uganda after a violent election campaign. In his effort to end the 34-year rule of President Yoweri Museveni, opposition candidate Bobi Wine has suffered a series of brutal attacks on both himself and his campaign staff. He is now unreachable, according to his lawyer, and an internet blackout is now in force.

Out of…

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Somalia's opposition urges Turkey not to send arms to police unit

Somalia’s opposition says it has written to Turkey urging it not to send a planned shipment of weapons to a special police unit that they fear incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed could use to “hijack” forthcoming elections.

Political tensions have been high in the Horn of Africa country, stoked by opposition anger over a delay in holding…

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Tanzania to reduce time taken for travellers to receive Covid-19 test results

Tanzania’s chief medical officer has directed that results of Covid-19 test samples taken from travellers transiting at the country's airports should be ready within 24 hours instead of the previous 72.

Dr Abel Makubi told The EastAfrican that he had instructed the National Community Health Laboratory in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam to…

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Somalia revokes visa on arrival for Kenyans

Somalia Monday suspended its visa on arrival policy for Kenyan citizens citing the Covid-19 pandemic but escalating diplomatic tension with Nairobi.

Relations between Kenya and her eastern neighbour have been frosty over a maritime boundary whose contested geometrical progression from the hinterland could have either country lose or gain an…

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