Elections

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 06:25
Last Thursday morning, Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza stepped in front of a house of newly elected members of parliament and was sworn in for a third consecutive term.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 07:04
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza unveiled his new cabinet on Tuesday, with the central African nation's government dominated by hardliners and loyalists.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 06:14
On August 9, Haiti carried out overdue legislative elections to fill two-thirds of the Senate and the full Chamber of Deputies. But disturbances caused dozens of voting centers to close, and nearly 300,000 people couldn’t vote, reported the AFP.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 06:29
A top United Nations human rights official says the situation in Burundi has not yet reached the point of no return but is spiralling in that direction.
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 06:31
Delays and sporadic violence troubled Haitian legislative elections on Sunday as the country voted for its next parliament after a years-long wait.
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 06:30
The United States' U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power warned Friday that "horrible attacks" on both sides in Burundi risk creating "a cycle of violence and a spiral of violence."
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 06:28
Under Congo’s Constitution, the president is limited to two terms. However, delays in the packed electoral calendar, are stoking fears that a postponed presidential election could allow Mr. Kabila to stay in power for months or even years longer.
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 06:18
Argentines voted to select presidential nominees on Sunday in a primary election that will gauge the nation’s desire for change after 12 years of the current president’s governing party.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 06:32
Germain Fils Alexandre, a candidate for deputy of Petit-Goave, said fellow candidate Jacques Stevenson Thimoleon directed his followers to assault Alexandre as he campaigned in the town of Les Palmes, the Caribbean Media Corporation reported.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 05:49
A prominent Burundi human rights activist who openly opposed President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid for a third term in office was shot and seriously injured on Monday, a family member and witnesses said.

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