Ensuring Every Vote Counts in the US: Daily Brief

Detained Tanzania opposition politicians released; Uzbekistan should commit to protect rights before trade benefits with EU; Ethiopia prime minister announces offensive on separatists; Uganda police crackdown on crowd, opposition politician as campaigns begin; Oregon decriminalizes drug possession; Poland delays abortion law.

The United States vote count continues. There is no winner yet, and President Donald Trump’s claim of victory is premature. All votes must be counted.

After an election marred by violence in Tanzania, incumbent President John Pombe Magufuli won with the poll by landslide, while opposition politicians were arrested.

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has ordered a military offensive against a separatist movement in Tigray region.

The European Union should require Uzbekistan to adhere to human rights before committing to trade benefits.

As campaigns begin in Uganda, police fired teargas and rubber bullets into a crowd, and violently arrested opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi as he went to collect his nomination papers.

Some good news! Oregon state has become the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize drug possession.

And more great news, after mass nationwide protests, Poland has delayed the implementation of law that would curb abortion rights.