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CAR Votes in Presidential Runoff

Voters in the Central African Republic went to the polls Sunday in the final round of presidential elections and in a re-run of elections to the national assembly. Polling stations were relatively quiet this...

Uganda Presidential Debate a Small Victory for Democracy

KAMPALA Ugandans tuned in Saturday as the nation’s first-ever presidential debate attended by all candidates – including President Yoweri Museveni – took place in Kampala. Many say it was a small victory for democracy....

Rwanda to Relocate Burundian Refugees

The government of Rwanda said Friday that it would relocate refugees from Burundi to other countries, after accusations from U.S. diplomats that Rwanda was training rebels opposed to Burundi’s government. Rwanda’s government said it...

Kenya’s Deputy President Wins Key Ruling at ICC

The International Criminal Court ruled Friday that some testimony against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto and a co-defendant, who are on trial for alleged war crimes related to post-election violence, was inadmissible.   The...

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