Long-term leader Yoweri Musveni was declared the winner of the 14 January presidential election, securing 58.6 percent of the vote and a sixth term after 35 years in power.
On August 13, 1960 the former French territory of Ubangui-Shari proclaims its independence, with David Dacko as president.
Darfur endured a bitter conflict that erupted in 2003, leaving roughly 300,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced, according to the UN.
Eloise is expected to make landfall in eastern Madagascar late on Tuesday, with warnings of flooding and washdays.
Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, opposition MDC leader Sikhala and party spokesman Mahere, were arrested on charges relating to “publishing or communicating false statements prejudicial to the state” arising from a Twitter post.
He has not left his home since he went out to vote in the election on Thursday, and on Friday said he was under “siege” as soldiers and police surrounded his home, preventing anyone from entering or leaving.

Africa WATCH: Flooding in Namibia after heavy rains

The City of Windhoek issued a warning as the weather posed a risk to power supply and road conditions.

Africa Egypt makes ‘major discoveries’ at Saqqara archaeological site

The wooden sarcophagi, which date back to the New Kingdom, were found in 52 burial shafts at depths of 10 to 12 meters.

Africa Jihadists seize military base in northeast Nigeria

Machine-gun wielding fighters from Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked the base in the town of Marte in the Lake Chad area overnight Friday into Saturday, two sources said.

Africa Wine under ‘house arrest’ as Uganda’s Museveni extends rule with disputed election win

The election took place after one of the most violent campaigns in years, with harassment and arrests of the opposition, attacks on the media and the deaths of at least 54 people.

Africa Who is Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa’s longest serving leaders?

Shortly after Museveni took power in 1986, ending years of bloodshed and chaos under murderous tyrants, the young president mused that leaders overstaying their welcome lay at the heart of Africa’s problems.

Africa Uganda’s Museveni on track for sixth term as president

The country’s election commission announced that with 91.1 percent of polling stations reporting results, Museveni had 58.8 percent of votes, while former popstar Bobi Wine had 34.5 percent.

Africa Mozambique replaces army chief as jihadist attacks intensify

The fighting in the north of the country has already claimed 2,400 lives and forced 570,000 people to flee their homes.

Africa Refugees fleeing Central Africa Republic double in a week to 60,000 – UN

Landlocked CAR is one of the world’s poorest nations and has seen a string of coups and wars since it gained independence from France in 1960.

Africa Uganda’s Bobi Wine says he won election ‘by far’

The 38-year-old former ragga singer turned politician has been the main rival to Uganda’s veteran leader who has been in power since 1986 and is seeking a sixth term in office.

Africa Five civilians killed in Algeria bomb blast, says ministry

The roadside bomb went off as a car drove by in the region of Tebessa, the ministry said in a statement.

Africa Congo sets presidential vote for 21 March

It is the first time since the Republic of Congo has adopted a two-phase ballot since it introduced multiparty elections in 1992.

Africa Ugandans vote under internet ban as Museveni seeks third term

The run-up to polling day has been marred by a sustained crackdown on Museveni’s rivals and government critics, and unprecedented attacks on the nation’s media and human rights defenders.

Africa 270 million Covid-19 vaccines secured for Africa

Under the deal, the African Union has secured vaccines which will be supplied by Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Africa Three Ivorian UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

Three soldiers died and six more were wounded.

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