MAURITANIANS WILL VOTE IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON JUNE 22

Mauritanians will vote in a presidential election on June 22nd, in the first peaceful transfer of power since independence from France in 1960. Mauritanian President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz, is stepping down after two five-year terms, since he took power in a coup in 2008. Six candidates are running to replace the outgoing president. Voters […]

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RUSSIA CONCERNED OVER AFGHANISTAN SITUATION: PUTIN

Russia says radical extremist organizations, including the ones pushed out from the Middle East, are stepping up their activities in Afghanistan. President Vladimir Putin said the situation in Afghanistan is of special concern to Russia. Speaking at the CICA summit in Tajikistan, Putin said Russia will assist the intra-Afghan dialogue in every possible way. He […]

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US AFRICA ENVOY TO VISIT KHARTOUM AND MEDIATE TALKS

The US has decided to send its special envoy to Sudan to prevent further bloodshed. Tibor Nagy has been given the task to mediate a settlement between the military and the civilian opposition. Talks between the two collapsed last week when security forces stormed a two months long sit-in of protesters in Khartoum. Hospitals in […]

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PRESIDENT MUTHARIKA RE-ELECTED AFTER COURT BATTLE

President Peter Mutharika has been re-elected for another five-year term amidst delays over suspected rigging. Mutharika gained a narrow victory with 38 percent of the vote, against the Challenger Lazarus Chakwera. Voters in Malawi polled to elect their next president and a new parliament last Tuesday. President Mutharika ran against two former allies, Lazarus Chakwera […]

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NEGOTIATIONS FAIL TO PRODUCE A BREAKTHROUGH IN SUDAN

The ruling military council and an alliance of protest leaders have held overnight talks, over a future transitional government. After negotiations in Khartoum lasting six-hours, the ruling military said the talks are making progress and will continue. The two sides have been unable to reach a breakthrough on the makeup of a future government body. […]

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AFRICAN UNION TO DISCUSS SUDAN REPORT IN TWO WEEKS: ENVOY

African Union’s envoy to Sudan Mohamed al-Hassan Lebatt has said that a report on the country’s transition period will be presented in two weeks. The envoy said adequate measures will be taken after studying the report. Mohamed al-Hassan Lebatt expressed optimism for the success of talks between protest leaders and military rulers. Meanwhile, Sudan’s military […]

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LIBYA: UN CALLS FOR A WEEK-LONG HUMANITARIAN TRUCE IN TRIPOLI

The UN has called for a week-long humanitarian truce in Libya where eastern forces have waged a war to take control of Tripoli. It urged the warring sides to implement a truce starting today to coincide with the beginning of Ramadan. The UN mission in Libya called on all parties to allow the delivery of […]

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