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President Cyril Ramaphosa. (GCIS)
President Cyril Ramaphosa. (GCIS)

President Cyril Ramaphosa appears to be applying a diplomacy of silence to Uganda's Yoweri Museveni by failing to congratulate him on his re-election.

Ten days after Museveni was declared president for a sixth term, the South African government - as well as the African Union - still have not reacted to Museveni's victory.

This came after a contentious election, during which there were deadly clampdowns on opposition campaigners.

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