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Somali Opposition Refuses to Recognize President Farmajo as Term Expires

Somalia’s international partners, including the United States, have raised concerns about the political impasse that has delayed the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo four-year term in office expir…

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Central African Republic Leader to Stick by 2019 Peace Pact Despite Coup Bid

Central African Republic President Faustin Archange Touadera Saturday said he would honor a 2019 peace pact with 14 rebel groups despite a recent bid by six of them to topple him.One of the world’s poorest countries, the CAR has been locked in violence…

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Biden Signals New Tone on US-Africa Relations

President Joe Biden delivered a message to African leaders meeting virtually this weekend at the African Union Summit 2021, hosted from Addis Ababa.“The United States stands ready now to be your partner in solidarity, support and mutual respect,” Biden…

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Former US Envoy Calls for Nuanced Diplomacy

American diplomacy often requires a delicate process of balancing competing needs and objectives, says a former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria who has cited that nation’s fight against the Boko Haram extremist group as an example. John Campbell, author o…

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Uganda Opposition Leader Asks Court to Nullify Museveni’s Reelection

Uganda’s opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, best known as Bobi Wine, filed a petition on Monday contesting the January 14 reelection of President Yoweri Museveni.Wine’s lawyers said they want the court to nullify the election but also ensure Museveni…

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Time Running Out on Somalia’s Troubled Vote

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – As Somalia marks three decades since a dictator fell and chaos engulfed the country, the government is set to hold a troubled national election.Or is it?Two regional states refuse to take part, and time is running out before the Fe…

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Election-Related Displacement Tops 200,000 in Central African Republic

Violence which erupted ahead of the Central African Republic’s general election at the end of December has forced more than 200,000 people to flee their homes in search of safety, the U.N. refugee agency says. The agency reports around 100,000 people …

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Effects of Trump-Era Travel Ban Expected to Linger

Coffee shops in downtown Tripoli, Libya, are closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, so Mohammed?Abdulwaheb, 37, got?his?”to-go”?and drank it in the parking lot.? Libya and other countries had been subject to the Trump-era “travel ban” for four yea…

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