Ugandan Military Enters Opposition Leader’s House After Election Fraud Accusations

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Ugandan soldiers entered the home of opposition leader Bobi Wine on Friday, after he said Thursday’s presidential election was marred by widespread fraud.  Wine claimed victory and declared himself president-elect, even as early results showed longtime leader …

Newly-Wed Sudanese-South Sudanese Couple Fear Persecution

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – Nineteen-year-old Ishan Ahmed Abdallah, a Sudanese national, married a man from South Sudan last year.  She acted without her mother’s and father’s permission and knew the marriage likely would upset her tradition-minded parents, but she hoped …

COVID-19 Kills Two Malawian Cabinet Members; President Declares State of National Disaster

BLANTRYE, MALAWI – Two ministers in the cabinet of Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera died Tuesday from COVID-19. The southern African country is dealing with a steep rise in cases, and in a televised address the president urged Malawians to take …

Foreign Workers Flee to Cameroon After Central African Republic Post-Election Violence

GAROUA BOULAY, CAMEROON – Cameroon authorities say more than 250 foreign workers, most of them Chinese, have fled post-election violence in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) to the border town of Garoua Boulay.  The foreign workers say they are being …

Facebook Shuts Down Ugandan Government-Linked Accounts Ahead of General Election 

Facebook has taken down several accounts linked to the government of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, saying they were being used to manipulate public opinion ahead of this week’s presidential election.

The U.S.-based social media giant said Monday it linked the …