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Uganda Faces Possibilities Of Scientific Elections In 2021 If COVID-19 Persists

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Uganda Eases Restrictions Despite Virus Surge

Uganda is looking forward to next year’s elections and is preparing for scientifically-conducted campaigns should the threat of Coronavirus persist in the country.

The ministry of health, along with the Uganda Electoral Commission, has recommended that public political rallies be avoided if Coronavirus threats continue.  It says the candidates will have no other choice but to reach out to their electorates through other media platforms.

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But experts express fear that media access in the country is not widespread.

Survey shows that sixty-seven percent of Ugandans personally own radio sets and twelve percent share in the household.  Only seventy-eight percent of the population own mobile phones.  The survey also shows only twenty-one percent of the population own television sets.

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While eight percent share in their households.  Seventy-one percent of the population do not possess television sets.

Access to computers is even more limited as ninety-two percent do not own computers.

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With these disparities, experts say there would be reservations over likely election outcomes of a campaign in which political hopefuls are unable to sell their manifestos to most of the electorate.

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako.  The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.

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Nda`w said, in his inauguration speech, that he will end militant insurgency in the country’s north and stop organized crime.

The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy.  The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.

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Mali leaders are hoping ECOWAS will lift sanctions on the country after the inauguration. The new government is expected to be in office for a transition period of 18 months that will lead to an election.

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