Eye on Africa

Ugandan opposition candidate briefly detained on election day

In Uganda, the man hoping to break Yoweri Museveni's 30-year grip on the presidency is briefly arrested. Social media sites are shut down as voters cast their ballots under the gaze of riot police.


Also, dozens are killed in what is already reckoned to be one of Ghana’s worst ever road disasters. At least 60 people lose their lives after a passenger bus runs head first into tomato truck.

And the strongest El Niño weather phenomenon on record is wreaking havoc across East Africa. We see how Ethiopia has been particularly hard hit.

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