Africa 54 – January 13, 2021

You are watching Africa 54, your daily news and feature magazine-style program, from the Voice of America. Host Esther Githui-Ewart and a team of correspondents zero in on the big stories making news on the continent and around the world with context and analysis.

Top stories:

Congolese park rangers raised their guns and paid their respects as the coffin bearing their colleague was buried at a Muslim cemetery on Monday outside Goma.

Just days before Thursday’s Ugandan presidential and parliamentary elections, opposition candidate Bobi Wine says soldiers raided his home Tuesday and arrested his security guards. A Kampala police spokesman denies any arrests were made, according to Reuters.

The Democratic-majority U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote to impeach President Donald Trump as early as Wednesday, charging him with inciting an insurrection in an attempt to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.

The attack on the U.S. Capitol has reignited criticism of social media and its alleged role in inciting violence.

VOA national security correspondent Jeff Seldin explains how U.S. intelligence agencies have cooperated with their foreign counterparts during last four years.

Pakistan is concluding its phase three human trials of a Chinese company’s coronavirus vaccine. Health officials say testing of the CanSinoBio’s vaccine shows promise.

Thousands of Brazilians hit the beach this past weekend in Rio de Janeiro, despite warnings from authorities bracing for a new wave of COVID-19 cases.

Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases says it has detected a new variant of the coronavirus in four travelers arriving from Brazil.

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