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EU Warns Burundi of More Sanctions

European Union foreign ministers say they are prepared to increase economic sanctions on Burundi which has been in a political crisis since July when President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term. The EU ministers...

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....

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