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Dictators Face Democratic Backlash, Says Human Rights Watch

Autocratic leaders are facing a democratic backlash from their people in several countries around the world, according to the organization Human Rights Watch in its annual global report, which was published Thursday.The report said that in the past 12 …

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SADC Leaders Pledge Continued Fight Against Insurgents in Mozambique

A summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has ended in Malawi with a pledge from member states to continue fighting insurgents in Mozambique. SADC sent troops to Mozambique last year after the Islamist radicals began terrorizing res…

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At UN Security Council, Africans Urge Support for ECOWAS Mali Sanctions

The African members of the U.N. Security Council urged their counterparts on Tuesday to support sanctions imposed this week on Mali’s coup leaders by a bloc of West African nations.“We call for the Security Council to respect and embrace the determinat…

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Mali Closes Borders After ECOWAS Sanctions for Delayed Polls

Mali’s military government on Monday responded to West African sanctions by closing its borders and withdrawing ambassadors from nations imposing the penalties. Regional bloc ECOWAS imposed the new sanctions Sunday, after Mali’s military leaders postpo…

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West African Regional Leaders Impose New Sanctions on Mali

West African regional leaders imposed new sanctions Sunday on Mali, suspending most commerce and financial aid to the country after its military rulers said they would stay in power for four more years instead of holding an election next month as promi…

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UN Announces Sudan Talks Aimed at Salvaging Political Transition

CAIRO — The United Nations said Saturday it would hold talks in Sudan aimed at salvaging a fragile democratic transition amid a grinding stalemate following an October coup and the prime minister’s resignation last week.Volker Perthes, the U.N. envoy f…

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ECOWAS Pushes Mali to Hold Elections Next Month

The Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, has been pushing Mali’s military government to allow elections by February. This week, the grouping sent a mediator, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, to deliver a message ahead of a …

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Anti-coup Protests Continue in Sudan Amid Turmoil After PM Resigns

Sudanese took to the streets in the capital of Khartoum and other cities on Tuesday in anti-coup protests as the country plunged further into turmoil following the resignation of the prime minister earlier this week.Security forces fired tear gas to di…

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