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‘Fake Calm’ In Burundi As Tension Threatens Return To Violence

‘Fake Calm’ In Burundi As Tension Threatens Return To Violence

After more than a year of turmoil, Burundi is suspended in a “fake calm” with risks of further instability exacerbated by an economic slowdown, regional tensions and destructive ethnic rhetoric, a British parliamentary committee has heard. Human rights and aid experts painted a chilling picture of a state ruled by fear, where authorities have become […]

Clinton Extends Lead Over Trump To 13 points

Clinton Extends Lead Over Trump To 13 points

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton extended her lead over Republican rival Donald Trump to 13 percentage points in a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday, up from 10 points at the end of last week. The July 8-12 poll showed 46 percent of likely voters supported Clinton, the former secretary of state, while 33 percent […]

Zambia Suspends Election Campaigning Over Violence

Zambia Suspends Election Campaigning Over Violence

Political campaigning in Zambia’s capital Lusaka has been suspended for 10 days because of violent clashes before next month’s national elections, the electoral commission said. The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) announced on Sunday that it was suspending campaigns in Lusaka and Namwala, south of the capital, until July 18 when the situation would be […]

Why Elections May Be the Only Answer for South Sudan

Why Elections May Be the Only Answer for South Sudan

The peace agreement won’t be implemented under the current leadership. And the escalating fighting in Juba highlights the danger of continued inaction. Five years ago today, over 100,000 South Sudanese from all walks of life gathered at Dr John Garang’s Mausoleum in Juba, the nation’s capital, to celebrate the independence of their country from Sudan. […]

#Zimshutdown2016 And The New Protest Politics Taking Root In Zimbabwe

#Zimshutdown2016 And The New Protest Politics Taking Root In Zimbabwe

After a mass strike in Zimbabwe this week, the country’s 92-year-old president was forced to convene an emergency meeting as the nation came to a standstill. The strike, dubbed #Zimshutdown2016 on Twitter, was not only unprecedented, but it was a rare moment of public defiance in a country that has been ruled by Robert Mugabe […]

Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Ends In ‘No Charges’

Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Ends In ‘No Charges’

Attorney general Loretta Lynch closed the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email practices with no charges on Wednesday, formally ending a protracted saga that has clouded her campaign with questions of trustworthiness. “Late this afternoon, I met with FBI director James Comey and career prosecutors and agents who conducted the investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s […]

UN Inquiry Panel Welcomes Strong Resolution On Human Rights in Eritrea

UN Inquiry Panel Welcomes Strong Resolution On Human Rights in Eritrea

A United Nations-mandated human rights inquiry panel today welcomed a resolution that brings justice for the people of Eritrea who have suffered gross human rights violations over the past 25 years “a step closer” to being realized. The resolution, passed without a vote by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on the final day of […]

FBI Interviews Hillary Clinton In Email Investigation

FBI Interviews Hillary Clinton In Email Investigation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation met with Hillary Clinton on Saturday as part of the probe into her handling of classified information. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s camp issued a statement shortly after the private, three-hour meeting in Washington, D.C. It’s believed to be the final step in the FBI’s investigation into whether Clinton broke […]

Mongolians Head To Polls For Election Amid Economic Slowdown

Mongolians Head To Polls For Election Amid Economic Slowdown

Mongolians have gone to the polls to elect a new national government as the country struggles to monetise its vast natural resources amid slumping demand for commodities from its largest trade partner, China. The contest largely comes down to a choice between the ruling Democratic party and the opposition Mongolian People’s party. Both campaigns have […]

Elizabeth Warren Teams Up With Hillary Clinton To Bash Donald Trump In Ohio

Elizabeth Warren Teams Up With Hillary Clinton To Bash Donald Trump In Ohio

Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren used their first joint appearance on the campaign trail to make a decidedly populist appeal to voters in the battleground state of Ohio, and to cast Donald Trump as a narcissist less concerned with working-class Americans than his own profitability. Before a raucous crowd of nearly 2,000, cheers reverberating across […]