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Presidential Run-Off In Benin

Benin appears headed for a run-off presidential election between the prime minister and a prominent businessman. Preliminary results from Sunday’s poll show Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou leading the field with 28 percent of the...






Sexual Abuse Allegations Rise Against UN Peacekeepers

Allegations of sexual abuse by United Nations peacekeepers and staff rose in 2015, despite the institution’s “zero tolerance” policy on such misconduct. According to a new report from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, released Friday, there...






Burundi Refugees Overcrowding Camps

The United Nations refugee agency says the number of people who have fled Burundi because of violence and political tension has climbed to a quarter-million. Spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said Friday that camps are becoming...






33 Candidates Vying for Benin Presidency

Benin goes to the polls Sunday to choose a new president, and the ballot is long – a record 33 candidates. Incumbent Thomas Boni Yayi is stepping down after serving his maximum of two...






E. African Community Allows South Sudan Membership

South Sudan President Salva Kiir is excited about the socio-economic and bilateral prospects for his country after the world’s newest nation officially became a member of the East African Community (EAC) on Wednesday. South...






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