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U.S. Wants U.N. To Blacklist South Sudan’s Machar, Malong

U.S. Wants U.N. To Blacklist South Sudan’s Machar, Malong

The United States proposed on Friday that the United Nations Security Council blacklist South Sudan opposition figure Riek Machar, South Sudan army chief Paul Malong and South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei. The United States circulated the three names to the 15-member council in an annex, seen by Reuters, to a draft resolution that would […]

South Africa’s Opposition Files Complaint Against Zuma Over Corruption

South Africa’s Opposition Files Complaint Against Zuma Over Corruption

South Africa’s main opposition party filed a criminal complaint on Tuesday accusing President Jacob Zuma of corruption, after an anti-graft agency released a report listing allegations of influence peddling in his government. The report, titled “State of Capture”, stopped short of reaching conclusive findings against the president, some of his ministers and heads of state-owned […]

Hillary Clinton Loses Election In Monumental Upset

Hillary Clinton Loses Election In Monumental Upset

Hillary Clinton was defeated by Donald Trump on Tuesday in her bid for the White House, being overcome by one of the most tumultuous campaigns in history. At just after 2:30 a.m. EST, Republican nominee Donald Trump was announced as winner of the presidential election by The Associated Press, surpassing the 270 Electoral College votes necessary to secure the […]

Voters Approve New Constitution In Ivory Coast

Voters Approve New Constitution In Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast voters have approved a new constitution, the electoral commission announced Tuesday. However, the opposition — which had called for a boycott — is contesting the 42 percent official turnout as inflated and, therefore, not legitimate. After two days of tallying the votes, the electoral commission’s official results show 93 percent of voters were […]

Ethiopia: Ministers Chosen for Competence, Not Loyalty – PM

Ethiopia: Ministers Chosen for Competence, Not Loyalty – PM

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has announced a Cabinet reshuffle, following months of often-violent protests which led the government to declare a state of emergency. Ethiopia’s parliament has unanimously approved 21 new appointees, the prime minister said Tuesday. He said the new ministers were picked for competence and commitment rather than “party loyalty.” The appointees […]

Female Politicians Consistently Face Violence, Rape Threats

Female Politicians Consistently Face Violence, Rape Threats

  Hillary Clinton isn’t the only female politician who has to deal with nonstop sexual harassment. A bleak new survey of 55 female parliamentarians ― from 39 different countries ― found that more than 80 percent had been subject to psychological violence while serving their term, including threats of rape, beatings or abduction. The report, […]

Here’s How To Manage Your Overwhelming Election Stress

Here’s How To Manage Your Overwhelming Election Stress

Research has confirmed what we already knew in our bodies: This election is completely stressing us out. Approximately 52 percent of Americans say the presidential race is a “somewhat or very significant source of stress,” according to a new survey published by the American Psychological Association. The organization polled more than 3,500 adult participants and […]

Rejecting Trump, Wall Street Republican Donors Scatter Largesse

Rejecting Trump, Wall Street Republican Donors Scatter Largesse

  Largely united in their dislike of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, some ultra-wealthy U.S. investors who play in conservative politics are warily weighing their choices, torn between third-party candidates, simply focusing on down-ballot contests or even voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton. As Clinton’s lead over Trump has grown in opinion polls, some hedge fund […]

Clinton Heavily Favored To Win Electoral College: Poll

Clinton Heavily Favored To Win Electoral College: Poll

  After a brutal week for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton maintained a substantial projected advantage in the race to win the Electoral College and claim the U.S. presidency, according to the latest results from the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project released on Saturday. If the election were held this week, […]

Anti-graft Watchdog Delays Report After Zuma Court Application

Anti-graft Watchdog Delays Report After Zuma Court Application

South Africa’s anti-graft watchdog has deferred release of a report into allegations of political interference by wealthy friends of Jacob Zuma in a move critics of the president fear could lead to a watering down of its conclusions. A court application by Zuma had obliged Thuli Madonsela, head of the agency that has spearheaded investigation […]