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Rights Groups Say Villagers Not Compensated for East Africa Oil Pipeline

Chinese and French oil companies involved in the East African Crude Oil Pipeline project, to be built from Uganda to Tanzania, say affected villagers are being compensated. But rights groups representing hundreds of families who will be displaced by th…

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Posted in Government Politics

Early Results of Benin Presidential Election Expected to Favor Incumbent

The early results of the first round of Benin’s presidential election are expected Tuesday, with President Patrice Talon set to win a second five-year term amid accusations of election fraud.Opposition leaders in the West African nation had called for …

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Early Results of Benin Presidential Election Expected to Favor Incumbent

The early results of the first round of Benin’s presidential election are expected Tuesday, with President Patrice Talon set to win a second five-year term amid accusations of election fraud.Opposition leaders in the West African nation had called for …

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Democracy Under Threat in Benin

As Benin awaits results from Sunday’s election, many hoped the small, West African country would continue its tradition as a beacon of democracy in the region. But analysts worry Benin is following the path of neighbors like Chad, which held elections…

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Democracy Under Threat in Benin

As Benin awaits results from Sunday’s election, many hoped the small, West African country would continue its tradition as a beacon of democracy in the region. But analysts worry Benin is following the path of neighbors like Chad, which held elections…

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African Experts Urge Local COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing

Africa is lagging in vaccinating its people against the COVID-19 disease, and continental heads of state and international health officials say vaccine manufacturing must come to Africa in earnest to combat both the illness and future health emergencie…

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Pentagon Chief Orders Review of Deadly 2020 Attack in Kenya

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday ordered an Army review of an investigation into a January 2020 militant assault on the Manda Bay military base in Kenya that killed three Americans and wounded three others.In a written statement announcing…

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Chad Counts Votes as Deby Seeks Sixth Term after 30 Years in Power

Vote counting has started in Chad after a tense presidential election on Sunday that is likely to see President Idriss Deby extend his three-decade rule, despite signs of growing discontent over his handling of the nation’s oil wealth.Election official…

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