Uganda’s president Museveni wins re-election Jan 17, 2021 0 246 12345 dpa KampalaUganda’s long-time president, Yoweri Museveni, has been re-elected with 5.85 million votes, or 58.64 per cent, the electoral commission said Saturday.Museveni’s closest contender, Bobi Wine, a pop star-turned-politician whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, received 3.47 million votes or 34.83 per cent, according to the commission.“The electoral commission declares Yoweri Museveni the elected president of the Republic of Uganda,” the chairman of the electoral commission, Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, said after announcing the results.Wine, has alleged “widespread fraud” during the Thursday poll, which was seen as Uganda’s first election that posed a real threat to Museveni’s rule.Museveni, 76, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, who has held onto power for 35 years, has changed Uganda’s constitution to enable himself to run for yet another five-year term. The election has been overshadowed by violence since campaigning began, with almost daily violence and tight police and military presence on election day.Wine, who has the support of Uganda’s youth, said army troops raided his Kampala residence on Friday evening.The internet was shut down across the country shortly before the start of voting, and the blackout remained in place. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES India begins world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccination drive Jan 17, 2021 0 1199 Iran tests medium-range missiles in Gulf Jan 17, 2021 0 271 Pakistan approves AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use Jan 17, 2021 0 82 China donates 1 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Cambodia Phnom Penh: China is to give Cambodia 1 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by state-owned Sinopharm, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced. Hun Sen revealed the donation on Facebook on Friday .. Bombings and shootings leave at least 18 dead in Afghanistan dpa Kabul A series of bombings and shootings in six Afghan provinces has left at least 18 dead, despite ongoing peace talks, officials said on Saturday. In the capital Kabul on Saturday morning, two police officers were .. Palestine to elect new president in July in 1st vote since 2006 Ramallah/Gaza: Palestinian voters will go to the polls at the end of July to elect a new president for the first time in 15 years. The voting date was set for July 31, according to a decree signed by incumbent Mahmoud Abbas on .. Indonesia quake death toll hits 45; aftershock rattles residents dpa Jakarta A 5.0-magnitude aftershock on Saturday rattled residents in an Indonesian province where at least 45 were killed and more than 600 injured in a shallow earthquake. Friday’s quake in West Sulawesi province ..