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Counting begins in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election

Counting begins in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election Mon, 30 Jul, 2018

Counting was underway in Zimbabwe's first election since Robert Mugabe was ousted after 37 years in power as observers warned of possible shortcomings in Monday's landmark poll.
Malians vote for president amid worsening insecurity

Malians vote for president amid worsening insecurity Sun, 29 Jul, 2018

 Malians voted on Sunday to decide whether or not to give President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita a second term, amid widespread ethnic and jihadist violence that has dramatically worsened since he came to power five years ago.
Pakistan's Imran Khan wins vote but no majority

Pakistan's Imran Khan wins vote but no majority Fri, 27 Jul, 2018

Imran Khan has won a disputed Pakistan election but has fallen short of an outright majority, according to official results announced Friday that indicate he will need to enter into a coalition to form a government.

Counting ongoing in suspenseful Pakistan election

Counting ongoing in suspenseful Pakistan election Wed, 25 Jul, 2018

Vote-counting was ongoing Wednesday in a knife-edge Pakistan general election as former cricket hero Imran Khan sought power on a day marred by a bloody suicide bombing and allegations of military interference.

Ethiopia hopes Eritrea peace will bring prosperity

Ethiopia hopes Eritrea peace will bring prosperity Sat, 21 Jul, 2018

Eighteen years after the guns fell silent following Ethiopia's bloody border war with Eritrea, the frontier town of Zalambessa is a quiet, rubble-strewn outpost crossed by a road to nowhere.
Bitter foes Ethiopia, Eritrea hold historic peace talks

Bitter foes Ethiopia, Eritrea hold historic peace talks Sun, 08 Jul, 2018

The leaders of bitter foes Ethiopia and Eritrea met on Sunday, hugging and smiling for cameras in Eritrea's capital as officials on both sides heralded an end to a near 20-year military standoff.
Haiti tense after unpopular fuel price hike

Haiti tense after unpopular fuel price hike Sat, 07 Jul, 2018

At least one person was killed amid protests in the capital of impoverished Haiti Friday, following the announcement of a fuel price rise to comply with an International Monetary Fund agreement.
Eritrea's top diplomat in Ethiopia for historic talks

Eritrea's top diplomat in Ethiopia for historic talks Tue, 26 Jun, 2018

Ethiopia rolled out the red carpet for Eritrea's top diplomat on Tuesday as the two nations took the next step in a historic initiative aimed at ending decades of conflict and hostility.

Turkey's Erdogan wins sweeping new powers after election victory

Turkey's Erdogan wins sweeping new powers after election victory Mon, 25 Jun, 2018

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan won sweeping new executive powers on Monday after his victory in landmark elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party and its nationalist allies secure a majority in parliament.
'Several killed' in blast at Ethiopian PM's rally

'Several killed' in blast at Ethiopian PM's rally Sat, 23 Jun, 2018

Several people were killed Saturday in a blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first rally in the capital attended by tens of thousands of people, state media reported.
Nicaragua's Ortega agrees to halt violence, allow foreign probe

Nicaragua's Ortega agrees to halt violence, allow foreign probe Sat, 16 Jun, 2018

The Nicaraguan government and civic groups on Friday agreed to halt all violence, in a major step to end two months of political unrest that has left 170 dead and rocked the government of President Daniel Ortega.
Nicaragua violence rages as prospect of crisis talks hangs in limbo

Nicaragua violence rages as prospect of crisis talks hangs in limbo Sun, 10 Jun, 2018

Masaya, a city battling at the front lines of Nicaragua's heated anti-government protests, once again became the scene of fierce street battles that a rights group said saw one man die of a bullet wound to the heart.
Jordan's squeezed middle class in vanguard of austerity protests

Jordan's squeezed middle class in vanguard of austerity protests Sun, 10 Jun, 2018

From doctors to lawyers, teachers and architects, when angry Jordanians stood up to the government over austerity measures and the rising cost of living, the struggling middle class was at the forefront.
Spanish gov't falls, Socialist opposition leader takes power

Spanish gov't falls, Socialist opposition leader takes power Fri, 01 Jun, 2018

Spain's parliament on Friday ousted Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote sparked by fury over his party's corruption woes, with his Socialist arch-rival Pedro Sanchez automatically taking over.
Death toll in Nicaragua nears 100 as Ortega vows to stay

Death toll in Nicaragua nears 100 as Ortega vows to stay Thu, 31 May, 2018

 The death toll from weeks of violent unrest in Nicaragua rose to almost 100 as embattled President Daniel Ortega rejected calls to step down and the Catholic church, which has tried to mediate the conflict, Thursday refused to resume the dialogue.
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