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May Under Fire as Brexit Reality Sparks Conservative Civil War

May Under Fire as Brexit Reality Sparks Conservative Civil War

  The hard choices of Brexit have tipped Theresa May’s Conservative Party into open warfare. It’s not clear the prime minister will survive the crossfire. May has held onto her job by avoiding too much clarity on what Britain’s divorce from the European Union might look like, even as the process has been going on […]

Mali Vows to Stabilize Militant-Hit Region Before Elections

Mali Vows to Stabilize Militant-Hit Region Before Elections

Mali will deploy additional troops to its central region in a bid to halt an escalation of Islamist militant attacks as pressure mounts to stabilize the West African nation before elections later this year. “Our biggest concern is the security of central Mali,” Security Minister Salif Traore said Monday in an interview in the capital, […]

Kenya Police Fire Teargas To Disperse Opposition Supporters

Kenya Police Fire Teargas To Disperse Opposition Supporters

Kenyan police fired teargas on Tuesday to disperse thousands of opposition supporters gathering in central Nairobi to celebrate the planned swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga. Odinga says he, and not President Uhuru Kenyatta, is the country’s rightful leader. Odinga lost an Aug. 8 presidential election that was nullified by the Supreme Court, and boycotted […]

Finnish President Wins Landslide Re-Election in Historic Vote

Finnish President Wins Landslide Re-Election in Historic Vote

Sauli Niinisto was re-elected as Finland’s president without recourse to a runoff — a first since the post has been settled by popular vote. The 69-year-old former finance minister won the election with 62.7 percent backing, surpassing the 50 percent needed to avoid a second vote. His closest rival, Pekka Haavisto of the Greens, who […]

Zimbabwean Opposition Party Says Mnangagwa Rule Is Illegitimate

Zimbabwean Opposition Party Says Mnangagwa Rule Is Illegitimate

Zimbabwe’s opposition National People’s Party said the country’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, lacks legitimacy and is overseeing military rule ahead of elections he says will take place before July. Mnangagwa should return Zimbabwe to legitimate civilian rule and introduce electoral reforms, Joice Mujuru, head of the NPP, said in an emailed statement late Thursday. He must […]

Bill Gates Says ‘America First’ Endangers U.S. Influence in Africa

Bill Gates Says ‘America First’ Endangers U.S. Influence in Africa

Bill Gates speaks with Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corp. and the second-richest person in the world, said there’s a danger that U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” approach could damage the U.S.’s influence in Africa in the long term. Other countries like […]

Zuma’s Time Running Out as Ramaphosa Wields S. African Power

Zuma’s Time Running Out as Ramaphosa Wields S. African Power

The clock is ticking on South African President Jacob Zuma’s scandal-ridden administration as his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, flexes his political muscles and shows he’s increasingly wielding state power to stamp out corruption and revive the economy. While the ruling African National Congress’s top leadership has decided that Zuma, 75, must leave office — to win […]

Farmers Risk Whippings as War Decimates South Sudan Breadbasket

Farmers Risk Whippings as War Decimates South Sudan Breadbasket

Each time Patrick Okello goes to tend his crops, he has to tell the soldiers or face 50 lashes with a whip when he returns. They’re “always watching and very suspicious,” said the 43-year-old who grows cassava and corn on the outskirts of Pajok, his hometown in South Sudan’s Greater Equatoria region. This vast and now […]

The Political Destruction Left Behind After Carillion’s Collapse

The Political Destruction Left Behind After Carillion’s Collapse

Carillion Plc, the U.K. construction and services company that collapsed under 1.6 billion pounds ($2.2 billion) of debt, was hardly a household name. But its failure puts another big problem into Prime Minister Theresa May’s already overflowing inbox.  While U.K. voters may not know the company, they relied on its products: It built hospitals and […]

Tunisians Rally Against Austerity Measures, Deride Concessions

Tunisians Rally Against Austerity Measures, Deride Concessions

Hundreds of Tunisians demonstrated Sunday in the capital, Tunis, demanding a repeal of painful austerity measures on the seventh anniversary of the revolt that sparked the Arab Spring.  The cash-strapped government was unable to head off the rallies with its announcement late Saturday of an additional $70 million in aid for needy families. Tunisia’s main […]