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France 24 14 Jan 2021

'People are in fear': Ugandans vote in tense election


#Ugandans were voting Thursday in a presidential #election tainted by widespread violence that some fear could escalate as security forces try to stop supporters of leading opposition challenger #BobiWine from monitoring polling stations. Internet access has been cut off. FRANCE 24's Simon Wohlfahrt reports from Kampala.

Ten scientists from the World Health Organization have landed in Wuhan, China, to investigate how the novel coronavirus jumped from animals to humans. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft met virtually with Taiwan's leader, despite anger from China. Ugandans went to the polls for a presidential election. CBS News foreign correspondent Imtiaz Tyab has today's headlines from around the world.
Democrat Jon #Ossoff on Wednesday claimed victory in the second of two #Georgia run-off votes, claiming a win that would give President-elect Joe #Biden control of the US #Senate. "Georgia, thank so much for the confidence you have placed in me," Ossoff said in a televised statement. The US media have not yet called the race, and Ossoff's Republican opponent has not conceded.
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President Nicolas Maduro says he will step down if his party does not win the vote.
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