Early results of Uganda's presidential elections indicate a victory for incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, who has won 65% of votes counted so far. Counting is still ongoing and full results are expected by the afternoon of Saturday 16 January 2021.
In tonight's edition : Ugandans turn out for a landmark election amidst an internet blackout. Former popstar Bobi Wine takes on President Yoweri Museveni's 35 year rule following a bloody campaign in which the leader's opponents were regularly targeted. And Thursday marks 10 years since Tunisia's Jasmine revolution which saw the toppling of former leader Ben Ali following a wave of protests.
People in Myanmar's cities wait in long lines for a vote expected to return Aung San Suu Kyi's government to power, who remains popular at home in spite of a reputation abroad shattered by the Rohingya crisis. Despite questions of disenfranchised voters and Covid risk, Suu Kyi has refused to postpone the polls.