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Zambia Elections: Opposition Cries Foul As President Voted Back In

Zambia Elections: Opposition Cries Foul As President Voted Back In

Zambia’s president has been re-elected in a closely contested vote, with the result rejected by the country’s main opposition party. The commission said Edgar Lungu, of the ruling Patriotic Front party, had received 1,860,877 votes while his closest challenger, Hakainde Hichilema, of the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND), received 1,760,347. For the first […]

Clinton Happily Yields National Spotlight To Trump, Avoids Its Glare

Clinton Happily Yields National Spotlight To Trump, Avoids Its Glare

If you haven’t heard a lot about what Hillary Clinton thinks of a string of controversial comments by Donald Trump that have generated round-the-clock coverage on cable news broadcasts, there is a reason – it’s by design. Since becoming the Democratic nominee last month, Clinton has been touring toy manufacturers, visiting tie makers and dropping […]

Zambia Goes To Polls To Elect Next President After Hard-Fought Campaign

Zambia Goes To Polls To Elect Next President After Hard-Fought Campaign

Zambians go to the polls on Thursday to choose their next president after an election campaign marred by violence and press blackouts, and against a backdrop of a tanking economy. The candidates are the current president, Edgar Lungu, of the Patriotic Front (PF), who won an emergency election in 2015 by just 27,000 votes; and […]

Dozens Shot Dead In Anti-Government Protests Across Ethiopia Says Opposition

Dozens Shot Dead In Anti-Government Protests Across Ethiopia Says Opposition

Dozens of people were shot dead by security forces in protests across Ethiopia’s Oromiya and Amhara regions at the weekend, residents and opposition officials have said. Unrest flared in Oromiya for several months until early this year over plans to allocate farmland surrounding the regional capital for development. Authorities scrapped the scheme in January, but […]

Where Are All the Republican Women?

Where Are All the Republican Women?

Candice Miller, a seven-term congresswoman from Michigan’s 10th Congressional District who endorsed Donald Trump for president, is the kind of woman the Republican Party needs to be part of its future. Instead, she’s about to become part of its past. She’s one of just 22 women in the Republican caucus of the U.S. House of […]

Thailand Referendum Gets Under Way As Military Seeks To Cement Power

Thailand Referendum Gets Under Way As Military Seeks To Cement Power

Thailand votes on Sunday in a referendum on a new junta-backed constitution that would pave the way for a general election in 2017 but require future governments to rule on the military’s terms. The referendum is the first major popularity test for the junta led by Prayuth Chan-ocha, who as prime minister has suppressed political […]

Obama Says Trump’s Policies Would ‘Backfire’ In Fight Against Isis

Obama Says Trump’s Policies Would ‘Backfire’ In Fight Against Isis

Donald Trump would play into the hands of the Islamic State militant group, Barack Obama claimed, in one of his strongest attacks on Donald Trump’s preparedness to be president. Following an hours-long meeting of his National Security Council at the Pentagon on Thursday, the US president said Trump’s broad-brush rhetorical attacks on Muslims worldwide, his […]

Meg Whitman To Fundraise For Clinton To Take Down ‘Demagogue’ Trump

Meg Whitman To Fundraise For Clinton To Take Down ‘Demagogue’ Trump

Calling Donald Trump an “authoritarian character” and a threat to democracy, Meg Whitman, a prominent Republican fundraiser and chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton’s White House bid late Tuesday. “To vote Republican out of party loyalty alone would be to endorse a candidacy that I believe has exploited anger, grievance, xenophobia […]

Donald Trump Suggests US Election Will Be Rigged As He Labels Clinton ‘The Devil’

Donald Trump Suggests US Election Will Be Rigged As He Labels Clinton ‘The Devil’

Donald Trump has claimed that there is a possibility of the US presidential election being “rigged” as he tried to divert attention away from a disastrous week for his campaign by also labelling his rival Hillary Clinton as “the devil” and praising the primary opponent of Republican speaker Paul Ryan. The Republican nominee has in […]

The Guardian View On Hillary Clinton: Fit For The Job, But Is She Fit For The Contest?

The Guardian View On Hillary Clinton: Fit For The Job, But Is She Fit For The Contest?

For better or for worse, history will be made when the United States votes this November. Should Hillary Clinton win, she would embody the progress a society can make in a lifetime; the electors of the first female president would include those born before women gained the right to vote. Her victory would demonstrate how […]