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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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Benin Holds Presidential Election After Week of Violence

Benin voters are casting their ballots Sunday in a presidential election after a week of deadly violence against President Patrice Talon, who is seeking reelection.Opposition parties accuse Talon, who is expected to win a second term, of manipulating t…

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Benin Holds Presidential Election After Week of Violence

Benin voters are casting their ballots Sunday in a presidential election after a week of deadly violence against President Patrice Talon, who is seeking reelection.Opposition parties accuse Talon, who is expected to win a second term, of manipulating t…

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Somali Elections Remain on Hold After Latest Political Talks Collapse

Somalia’s federal government said Wednesday that efforts to resolve the stalemate on elections collapsed after leaders from the states of Puntland and Jubbaland failed to agree on the way forward.But leaders from both states rejected that claim from th…

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Al-Shabab Issues Threats Ahead of Elections in Djibouti

The leader of Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group is calling for lone wolf attacks against American and French interests in Djibouti ahead of key presidential elections in the Horn of Africa country. In newly released audio, Ahmed Omar Abu Ubaidah accu…

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Congo’s Longtime President Reelected in Landslide Win

The Republic of Congo’s Interior Minister announced Tuesday longtime incumbent President Denis Sassou Nguesso has won another five year term. Raymond Zephiri Mboulou said in a national address that Sassou Nguesso secured just more than 88 percent of th…

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Congo President Appears Poised to Win a Fourth Term

Electoral officials in the Republic of Congo say results from the central African nation’s presidential election could be announced within days. Early results Monday indicate President Denis Sassou Nguesso is on pace to clinch a fourth term, winning 10…

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US Delegation, Top Ethiopian Officials Discuss Tigray Conflict

A U.S. delegation has met with top officials in Addis Ababa to convey President Joe Biden’s “grave concerns” about the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.The delegation led by U.S. Senator Chris Coons arrived in Ethiopia Saturday to meet with…

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