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Uganda's election commission has declared the veteran leader Yoweri Museveni winner of the presidential election. But his main challenger Bobi Wine has called it the most fraudulent election in Ugandan history, vowing to present the evidence once the internet is restored.
Also on the programme: Germany's governing CDU party elects a new leader - another step closer to the end of the Angela Merkel era; and Signal is overwhelmed - why are so many people suddenly joining the messaging app?
(Photo: A voter casts a ballot in the presidential elections in Kampala, Uganda, January 14, 2021. Credit: REUTERS/Baz Ratner)
The Ugandan electoral commission has rejected allegations from the opposition candidate, Bobi Wine, that there was widespread fraud in Thursday's presidential election.
President Yoweri Museveni - running for a sixth term in office - has a commanding lead over Bobi Wine with 40% of the voting stations counted.
Also on the programme: the latest from Los Angeles where the COVID-19 infection rate continues to rage; and we’ll get analysis on the withdrawal of US troops from Somalia after 14 years.
(Picture: Voting queues in Uganda, Credit: Reuters)
Initial vote tallies in the Ugandan presidential election show the incumbent Yoweri Museveni with a clear lead over his rivals. But his leading challenger, the 38-year-old singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine, says he is confident he has won.
Also in the programme: hospitals in the Brazilian city of Manaus "overwhelmed" as the country faces two variants of the coronavirus; and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party meets to choose her successor from three male candidates.
(Photo: Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, otherwise known as Bobi Wine, speaks during a press conference the day after elections at his home in Kampala, Uganda on 15 January 2021. Credit: EPA/STR)
Election officials in Uganda have begun the process of counting ballots from the country's presidential election. An internet shutdown has fuelled opposition concerns about whether to trust the results. Dozens of members of a civil society group have been arrested, accused of having run an illegal vote-tallying centre.
Where now for the republican party in the US? We hear from one of the ten republican congressmen to vote to impeach the president.
And what this surge of Covid infections is doing to a hospital in London, and the health system in Los Angeles.
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Singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine, who says he represents the country's younger generation, is challenging Yoweri Museveni, who says he is standing for stability in seeking his 6th term in office. The United Nations says there have been numerous human rights violations in the run-up to the election.
Also in the programme: President-elect Biden has welcomed the House vote to impeach Donald Trump; and a study suggests most people who have had Covid-19 are protected from getting it again for at least five months.
(Photo: A man walks past a painting on the wall of the Ugandan electoral commission compound in Kampala, Uganda January 13. Credit: Reuters.)
The US House of Representatives is voting on whether to impeach President Trump for incitement of insurrection, after last week's assault on the Capitol.
Also in the programme: the UK records its highest number of daily deaths of those with Covid since the pandemic began. An intensive care doctor tells us about the stress, and pleads for the public to play by the rules. And the man Bitcoin investor who's made more than two hundred million dollars, but can't access his fortune.
(Photo: Nancy Pelosi in the Capitol. Credit: GETTY Images)