Museveni, 76, wins Uganda Presidential Election for Sixth Term

  Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni has been declared winner of Uganda presidential election in an exercise already rejected by his rival, Bobi Wine. Museveni hss been the President of Uganda since 1986 that is for 35 years and his new win makes it sixth time he would be elected  President of the East African nation. On Saturday January 16, 1986, Museveni, was involved in rebellions that toppled Ugandan leaders Idi Amin and Milton Obote before he captured power, was declared winner of a controversial Election and returned as duly elected…

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#Uganda: Tension as Bobi Wine Rejects Results, Soldiers Surround his House

  Museveni’s landslide victory is the worst vote-rigging in Uganda history – main rival, Bobi Wine, says as he declares himself winner of Presidential election  Presidential candidate of National Unity Platform (NUP) in the just concluded Uganda election, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine has rejected the outcome of the election and declared himself the winner of the election. Bobi Wine during a press briefing on Friday, said this is the worst vote-rigging in Uganda history. The lawmaker also said the struggle to liberate Uganda from the incumbent President…

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How Will Africa Remember Donald Trump? Here Is How, By Azu Ishiekwene

  READ ALSO: https://platformsafrica.com/2021/01/14/uganda-shuts-down-internet-as-keenly-contested-elections-results-troop-in/ US President Donald Trump may have lost re-election but he would be escorted out of the White House on Tuesday night with a special prize: Africa’s worst friend in modern times. Not that it matters to Trump one way or the other. We can only hope that after four years of spite, insults and hostilities, he might yet, in a fleeting moment of sanity, ask himself whether going out of his way to annoy or denigrate the continent was worth all the trouble. Trump had a…

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Uganda shuts down Internet as keenly contested Elections Results troop in

  38 year-old Singer Bobi Wine who takes on 76 year-old Yoweri Museveni was three year-old when Museveni seized power in 1986   The internet is blocked and security has been stepped up in Uganda as counting gets under way after polls closed in a hotly contested election. A 38-year-old singer is challenging Yoweri Museveni, 76, in one of the world’s youngest countries. Robert Kyagulanyi, known by his stage name Bobi Wine, says he represents the younger generation, while Mr Museveni says he is standing for stability. Dozens of people…

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Trump impeached again, became 1st American President impeached twice

  The United States House has impeached President Trump for the second time, making Mr. Trump the first President ti he impeached twice in the over 200 years of American democracy. Trump was impeached for inciting a violent insurrection against the United States government. 10 members of the president’s party joined Democrats to charge him with high crimes and misdemeanors for an unprecedented second time. Reconvening under the threat of continued violence and the protection of thousands of National Guard troops. The House was determined to hold Mr. Trump to…

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‘Pfizer Vaccine For The Elite, China Vaccine For The Rest’

  One thing is constant in the human ecosystem – class struggle. According to Karl Marx, “The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles.” There is perhaps, no other country where the fault lines of class are well accented like in Nigeria – where the rich secrete themselves in vulgar mansions with ramparts flanked by slums and where the elite hedge themselves about with phalanxes of police officers, and even conscripting the security officers into their household servantry. But I think Nigeria is where there…

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Nigeria’s APC Berates US Riot, Urges Donald Trump To Emulate Buhari

  Nigeria’s ruling party, The All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged United States President Donald Trump to emulate his Nigerian counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari, on how best to react to losing an election. The APC, generally referred to by some of its staunch members as the biggest political party in Africa, made this known in a statement by Secretary of its Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee, John Akpanudoedehe, entitled, “The integrity of a leader is as important as strong institutions’. The party also condemned the US Capitol Hill riot…

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Trump skipping inauguration ‘a good thing’ – Biden

  President-elect Joe Biden said President Donald Trump’s decision to skip his inauguration is “one of the few things he and I have ever agreed on.” “It’s a good thing, him not showing up,” Biden, according to CNN, told reporters Friday in Wilmington, Delaware, at a news conference after he introduced Cabinet nominees. “He exceeded even my worst notions about him. He’s been an embarrassment to the country, embarrassed us around the world. He’s not worthy to hold that office,” Biden said. However, Biden said he is glad Vice President Mike…

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Inside Petitions that forced Sanwo-Olu to Cancel LASU VC’s appointment

  Lagos State Governor and Visitor to Lagos State University (LASU), Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has cancelled the ongoing process set up for the appointment of a substantive ninth Vice Chancellor of the University based on strong petitions he recieved against the process. Spokesman for the Governor, Gboyega Akosile, who declared this in a statement obtained by Platforms Africa, maintained that the Governor Sanwo-Olu’s decision on the cancellation came after a thorough investigation and stakeholders engagement, which were necessitated by various petitions against the selection process. Over ten petitions written by…

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‘Trump considering pardoning himself’

  United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump is considering pardoning himself in the final days of his administration, according to the New York Times. The paper cited two anonymous sources said to be privy to Trump discussing the subject with his aides. In several conversations since the November 3 election, Trump has told advisers he is considering giving himself a pardon, the news outlet reported on Thursday. The president is reportedly weighing both the legal and political implication of a self-pardon. However, the paper could not confirm whether he has…

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