Elections

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 06:29
A wave of violence and intimidation has engulfed Mexico in recent weeks as the country prepares for midterm elections on June 7, with gunmen killing four candidates and kidnapping dozens of residents in Guerrero state — reviving fears that the still-unsolved disappearance of 43 students last September was not an isolated incident.
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 12:45
In a country deeply divided by class and race, upper- and middle-class students from the country’s top three private universities joined students from the state-funded University of San Carlos, religious groups, gay rights organizations and ordinary citizens, in a peaceful demonstration against government corruption.
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 07:24
Last month, Nigeria completed a competitive national election in a peaceful and transparent manner.This election was a landmark victory for democracy in Africa and for struggling people everywhere, and the U.S. president’s participation at the inauguration would make a powerful statement of hope and renewal.
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 07:14
The Boko Haram insurgency, escalating since 2011, had exposed the deterioration of the Nigerian military’s capacity—a military once touted as the most capable in Africa. Problems in command and control and lack of accountability are among major challenges that Nigerian military is currently facing.
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 07:09
While President Pierre Nkurunziza was stuck in Dar es Salaam tweeting up a storm, his former intelligence chief was busy taking over the country. Many welcomed the coup, celebrating in the streets of Bujumbura, but it’s far from clear who (if anyone) actually controls Burundi – or what it means for the country’s fragile democracy.
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 07:05
The United States insisted Thursday that it still recognized Pierre Nkurunziza as the president of Burundi, a day after a top general launched a coup to oust him
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 07:38
Burundi police battled with protesters Wednesday as East African leaders gathered for crisis talks aimed at ending weeks of deadly violence over the president's controversial third term bid. The African Union, European Union and United States have condemned the actions of Nkurunziza, a former rebel leader from the Hutu majority who has been in power for a decade.
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 06:56
Burundi's security forces removed barricades in the capital Bujumbura on Sunday following a government order for an immediate end to protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid for a third term.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 05:22
At first glance, the constitutional crisis in Burundi appears to embody the very worst of African politics, to encapsulate all the negative stereotypes about leadership and power on this continent. The author of the article argues, that the situation is quite the opposite, and the events in Burundi show the progress of African civil society.
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 05:48
A standoff in Burundi between protesters and a president trying to flout constitutional term limits is threatening to destabilize a precarious part of Central Africa.

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