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Thousands Displaced By Post-Election Violence in the Central African Republic

Thousands Displaced By Post-Election Violence in the Central African Republic

Some 32,000 residents have fled the Central African Republic into adjacent countries, says the UN’s refugee agency. The exodus follows opposition complaints over “numerous irregularities” in last month’s election. The Geneva-based UNHCR said “violence and insecurity” plaguing the Central African Republic’s December 27 election had prompted thousands of refugees to seek haven in the neighbouring […]

U.S. Upgrades Travel Warning After Post-Election Violence In Comoros

U.S. Upgrades Travel Warning After Post-Election Violence In Comoros

The U.S. State Department in Comoros is urging Americans to reconsider traveling to the Indian Ocean island nation following violence surrounding the country’s disputed presidential election. The State Department upgraded its travel warning Friday for Americans to Level 3, meaning “Reconsider Travel,” one step below the top Level 4, “Do Not Travel.” U.S. officials say […]

Economic Storm Clouds Hang Over Kenyan Leader’s Second Term

Economic Storm Clouds Hang Over Kenyan Leader’s Second Term

Winning a second disputed election may have been the easy part for Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Now he needs to tackle daunting economic challenges ranging from slackening growth and runaway government spending to an unemployment rate that tops 40 percent. Kenyatta resoundingly won an Aug. 8 rematch of a 2013 contest against former Prime Minister Raila […]