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Uganda plans to impose a daily tax on social media users from July in a bid to raise revenue, Finance Minister Matia Kasaija has told Reuters news agency.

The move has been criticised by rights activist Rosebell Kagumire who said: “It’s part of a wider attempt to curtail freedoms of expression.”

President Yoweri Museveni has led Uganda for more than 30 years

The High Court in Uganda is hearing an opposition attempt to annul a constitutional amendment which removes presidential age limits.

MPs voted overwhelmingly last year to scrap the age limit of 75.

It meant 73-year-old President Yoweri Museveni, in power for more than 30 years, could seek re-election in 2021.

The UK could return to Ethiopia treasures taken 150 years ago - including a gold crown and a royal wedding dress - on a long-term loan, the London-based Guardian newspaper reports.

Ethiopia filed a restitution claim in 2007 for hundreds of artefacts and manuscripts taken during the 1868 capture of Maqdala, the mountain capital of Emperor Tewodros II in what was then Abyssinia.

Rupali Meshram (left) took a selfie with her mother soon after the attack

A young Indian woman was lucky to survive, doctors say, after she fought off a tiger which attacked her goat. Rupali Meshram, 23, said when she heard the goat scream she ran out of her house in western Maharashtra state.

She picked up a stick and hit the tiger, which then attacked her. Her mother, who was also injured, saved her by pulling her inside the house.

Ghana’s former President, John Dramani Mahama, has denied claims suggesting that he was part of a conspiracy to rig the Sierra Leone general election.

In a statement on Facebook, Mr. Mahama said he had no interest in manipulating the election to topple the incumbent party as has been alleged.

Sierra Leone’s governing party, the All People’s Congress (APC), had accused Britain of spearheading an international conspiracy to effect regime change by rigging the elections in favor of the opposition party leader, Julius Maada Bio.

Epsy Campbell

Although Carlos Alvarado was elected President in the Costa Rica elections, all eyes are on his running mate Epsy Campbell, who becomes the first black female person to be elected vice president in the country.

According to Newsweek, Epsy Alejandra Campbell Barr is one of the founders of the Part ido Accion Cuidadana (PAC), and she joins the ranks of Thelma Curling, the first Afro-Costa Rican legislator (1982-1986), Victoria Garron, the first vice-president (1986-1990) and Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014) the first president, with her landmark achievement.

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