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Ugandans Head to Polls in Potentially Historic Elections

Many hopes are pinned on Uganda's elections today as main opposition leader Bobi Wine attempts to unseat current President Yoweri Museveni from his 34-year term in office.

Today, Ugandans are heading to the polls to cast their vote in the national elections despite a recent partial internet shutdown which has seen a ban on all social media platforms. The elections are arguably the most highly-contested in decades as opposition leader, Bobi Wine (real name Robert Kyagulanyi), attempts to remove current President Yoweri Museveni from office following a 34-year rule. Clad in face masks as the COVID-19 pandemic remains ongoing, voters have already gathered at polling stations across the country to have their voices counted.

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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ends Internet Shutdown in Ethiopia

Internet access has returned to Ethiopia following country-wide protests sparked by the death of Oromo musician and political activist Hachula Hundessa.

According to Aljeezara, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recently restored full internet access across the country following a three week shutdown. The decision to resume internet access follows the gunning down of Oromo musician Hachula Hundessa who is alleged to have led a political movement against Prime Minister Ahmed. Countrywide protests ensued shortly after news of his death. Ethopia has for years, been struggling with ethnic tensions. Mostly because Oromo people were protesting because they feel Hundessa spoke up for them.

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Somalia Shuts Down Internet Amid Prime Minister's Vote of No Confidence

Central and Southern parts of Somalia are facing internet shutdowns shortly after the surprise ousting of Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre.

Burundian Government Shuts Down Social Media Amid Elections

As elections in Burundi continue despite the coronavirus outbreak, reports confirm that the government has shut down access to WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.

The Internet is Gradually Being Restored to Sudan

A court has ordered the country's telecoms providers to end the month-long internet blackout.

Sudan has Returned Internet Access—But to Just One Individual

With the exception of a lawyer who won his court case against the country's telecoms operator, the country is still without internet access.

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