14 Jan 2021

Ugandans vote in contested presidential election

Ugandans moved to the polls on Thursday to vote in the presidential election as the 76-year old president runs for a sixth term. Bobi Wine, a 38-year old is considered to be the front-runner against Museveni. There has been no sign of violence in the capital, however, a delay in

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13 Jan 2021

Uganda orders all social media to be blocked – letter

Internet service providers were ordered to block all social media platforms and messaging apps on Tuesday in Uganda. This order was issued through the country’s communications regulator in a letter and is in effect until further notice. Facebook and WhatsApp are among the social media platforms that are unable to

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12 Jan 2021

‘Unprecedented’ violence as Uganda gears up for elections

Security forces are under criticism for the widespread violence before the presidential election on Thursday. Main challenger Bobi Wine said soldiers raided his home and beat two security guards just two days before the election. Police spokesman for Kampala denied the home raid. Wine is a popular singer and politician,

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19 Oct 2020

Biden Campaign Staffers Targeted in Cyberattack Leveraging Antivirus Lure, Dropbox Ploy

According to Google’s Threat Analysis Group, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has been the target of credential phishing and malware attacks as hackers send campaign staffers malicious emails impersonating McAfee, an antivirus software provider. The sophisticated attacks used a mix of legitimate services and malicious links in an attempt to stead

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23 Sep 2020

Facebook Shuts Down 155 ‘Fake’ Accounts Run From China It Says Targeted U.S. Politics

Yesterday, Facebook’s head of security Nathaniel Gleicher announced that the platform had removed 155 accounts, 11 pages, 9 groups, and 6 Instagram accounts for violating policies against foreign interference in US politics. Facebook defines this violation as a coordinated inauthentic behavior on behalf of a foreign government entity. The network

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17 Aug 2020

Tens of thousands gather in Minsk to protest, as Lukashenko holds rival demonstration

In Belarus, thousands of protestors gathered to protest Lukashenko’s re-election, which many claim was skewed in favor of the incumbent, who has ruled over the country for 26 years. The protestors marched through Minsk on Sunday, demanding a new and fair presidential election. Lukashenko’s victory in the election last Sunday

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