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Al Jazeera 14 Jan 2021

Uganda votes in tense presidential election

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Voting has started in Uganda in fraught presidential and parliamentary elections with an internet blackout in place.
Longtime President Yoweri Museveni is competing against opposition front-runner Bobi Wine, a pop star-turned-opposition leader.
Security forces have killed more than 50 people in opposition rallies.
Two-thirds of the country's registered voters are under the age of 30 and many feel disconnected from politics.

Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Kampala, Uganda.


#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.
Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro votes in Sunday's legislative elections.
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.
In tonight's edition Uganda braces for tense presidential elections on Thirsday. It is doing so without internet as a blackout descends on the eve of the vote.

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