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#VOA. | Gambians at the polls to elect their MPs

Mr. Barrow’s surprise victory in the 2016 presidential election in The Gambia against dictator Yahya Jammeh – now in exile – brought an end, not without difficulty, to more than twenty years of a regime characterized by a multitude of atrocities committed by the State and its agents: assassinations, enforced …

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#VOA. | Facebook Owner to Help Train Australian Politicians, Influencers in Run-up to Election

sydney — Facebook owner Meta Platforms FB.O will help train Australian political candidates on aspects of cyber security and coach influencers to stop the spread of misinformation in a bid to boost the integrity of an upcoming election, it said on Tuesday. Australia has not yet set a date for …

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#REUTERS. | The Malian junta draws up a new transition timetable

A jihadist attack against a Malian army camp in the center of the country left 27 soldiers dead on Friday and several dozen “terrorists” were “neutralized”, the army said in a statement. This is the deadliest attack reported against Malian forces in several months. It took place Friday morning around …

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#VOA. | the president wants more elected women

President Julius Maada Bio said at a ceremony on Thursday that the country would switch to a proportional voting system. “In the government’s view, this will spare the nation the acrimony, costs and insecurity associated with by-elections,” Mr. Bio said. Members of Parliament in Sierra Leone, a former British colony, …

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#REUTERS. | For young Senegalese unemployed, “it is no longer enough to have a diploma”

DAKAR — 16.7% is the unemployment rate recorded by the National Agency for Statistics and Demography in the last semester of 2020. A situation that young people like Djibril feel strongly. “I am one of the young people who are unemployed and since the clashes in March, we have all …

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#VOA. | Former Mauritanian President Aziz, imprisoned, hospitalized for “urgent care”

Former Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, in preventive detention since June in a case of alleged corruption, was admitted Wednesday evening to the military hospital of Nouakchott for “urgent care”, announced Thursday one of his lawyers to the ‘AFP. Mr. Aziz, who ruled Mauritania from 2008 to 2019, “was …

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#VOA. | Biden threatens Putin with “heavy sanctions” if he attacks Ukraine

According to a statement from the White House, the US president also “expressed deep concern“of the United States and its allies in the face of the accumulation of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine. “The two presidents have instructed their teams to follow up (the exchange) and the United …

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#REUTERS. | Reduced sentence for Aung San Suu Kyi, who could escape prison

The sentence imposed on Aung San Suu Kyi after a trial denounced as “political” by the international community has been reduced to two years in prison, according to MRTV. The 76-year-old former Burmese leader, as well as ousted President Win Myint, also sentenced by the courts to four years in …

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#VOA. | French far-right polemicist Eric Zemmour presidential candidate

“It is no longer time to reform France, but to save it. That is why I decided to run for president”, said the former journalist in a video speech broadcast on his Youtube channel, transparent reference to a famous shot of General de Gaulle, interspersed in particular with images of …

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#REUTERS. | Honduras at the polls to choose a new president

More than 5.1 million Honduran voters are expected to vote on Sunday to choose a successor to President Juan Orlando Hernández. Its political formation, the National Party, could suffer a defeat after 12 years in power. Almost 6,000 polling stations are open across the country. In addition to a new …

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#REUTERS. | Kamala Harris in Paris hoping to complete reconciliation

His plane is scheduled to depart Monday at 9:30 p.m. Washington time (Tuesday at 1:30 a.m. GMT). The consequent duration of the visit, from Tuesday 9 to Saturday 13 November, underlines the desire of the White House to finally turn the page, after the announcement of a new defense alliance …

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#REUTERS. | José Maria Neves elected President of Cape Verde

BEACH – Former Prime Minister José Maria Neves was elected President of Cape Verde on Sunday with 51.5% of the votes cast, according to provisional results published by the electoral commission. With 96% of the votes counted, he is well ahead of Carlos Veiga, of the Movement for Democracy (MpD, …

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#VOA. | Elected officials accept Denis Kadima as head of the DRC electoral commission

The National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Saturday ratified the choice of Denis Kadima as president of the electoral commission during a stormy plenary session and despite the veto of the Catholic episcopate which accuses him of “corruption”, a- we learned from a parliamentary source. The …

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#VOA. | Upon receiving Kenyatta, Biden announces new vaccine donations for Africa

The United States will send 17 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the African Union, in addition to the 50 million doses already sent to the organization, the Democratic president said in the Oval Office, before his interview with his host. Washington has pledged to donate a …

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#REUTERS. | Arrest of Chadian opponents of Wakit Tamma

The Chadian police on Saturday dispersed with tear gas a rally of several hundred people in front of the headquarters of an opposition party in N’Djamena, at the call of civil society against the ruling junta, noted a AFP journalist. The demonstration by Wakit Tama, a coalition of opposition parties …

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