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General elections were held in Uganda on 14 January 2021 to elect the President and the Parliament. Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled the country since 1986, was re-elected for a sixth term with 58.64% of the vote. Voter turnout was 57%. See more on 2021 Ugandan general election
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Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte and his cabinet resign as a result of a child welfare fraud scandal.
The childcare benefits scandal is a political scandal in the Netherlands concerning false allegations of fraud made by the Tax and Customs Administration while attempting to police the distribution of childcare benefits. It is estimated that, between 2013 and 2019, the authorities wrongly accused 26,000 parents of making fraudulent claims to childcare benefit, requiring them to pay back the allowance they had received in its entirety. In many cases, this sum amounted to tens of thousands of euros, driving families into severe financial hardship and mass suicide. See more on Childcare benefits scandal
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An earthquake on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi kills at least 84 people and injures more than 800 others.
An earthquake struck the Majene Regency, in the province of West Sulawesi, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on 15 January 2021, at 02:28 WITA, with a moment magnitude of 6.2. This earthquake was felt as far away as Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi, and Palu in Central Sulawesi. Several buildings were reportedly destroyed in neighboring cities, including a three-storey building in Mamuju. At least 84 people are confirmed dead and 932 more are injured. It was preceded by a foreshock measuring 5.7 a few hours earlier. See more on 2021 Sulawesi earthquake
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Donald Trump becomes the first U.S. president to be impeached twice after the House of Representatives charges him with incitement of insurrection.
The second impeachment of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, occurred on January 13, 2021, one week before his term was due to expire. Trump's impeachment by the House of Representatives of the 117th US Congress came after his attempts to overturn the 2020 United States presidential election; the adopted article of "incitement of insurrection" cited his January 2 phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and alleged that Trump incited the storming of the United States Capitol on January 6. He is the only U.S. president and the only holder of any federal office to have been impeached twice, having been previously impeached in December 2019 for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. See more on Second impeachment of Donald Trump