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Uganda election: Museveni claims victory, as Wine alleges rigging

Kampala, Uganda Uganda’s electoral commission said Saturday that longtime President Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth five-year term, while top opposition challenger Bobi Wine alleges rigging and officials struggle to explain how polling results were compiled amid an internet blackout. In a generational clash watched across the African continent with a booming young population and […]

Progress: FIFA guarantees maternity leave, and more

1. United States Several U.S. cities are addressing voting rights violations for non-English speakers with new urgency, including Malden, Massachusetts, where people of Asian descent make up 23% of its residents. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 calls for translated voting materials in jurisdictions that meet certain criteria, such as having 10,000 eligible voters or […]

Uganda elections: Why pandemic fuels concerns

In Uganda, like much of the world, the line between protecting people’s health and upholding their rights has often been a blurry one during the pandemic. And in Uganda, that has played into the hands of the country’s 76-year-old president, Yoweri Museveni, who is running for a sixth term in Thursday’s election. The president has […]

National security law arrests send stark signal for Hong Kong

Just over a year ago, pro-democracy candidates won Hong Kong’s district council elections in a landslide. The vote, taking place amid months of massive protests for democracy, signaled voters’ desire to maintain and strengthen the city’s freedoms. But last week 53 democracy advocates, including one U.S. citizen, were arrested in early-morning raids by Hong Kong […]

As US democracy stumbles, the world watches and wonders

At a time when democracies are on the defensive worldwide, the U.S. Capitol crisis resonated strongly. What hit home among allies from Canada to Germany wasn’t just the mob violence. It was the fact that a sitting president instigated the assault, with the declared aim of staying in power. Whether in Beijing, Amman, or Tel […]