Wednesday, 21st February 2024


23 Jan
A final list of candidates set for the presidential contest omits opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. It appears to mark the end of Sonko's presidential ambitions for this year.
7 Jan
Bangladesh will hold parliamentary elections on Sunday. Opposition and rights groups have said the vote can be neither free nor fair — and accuse the current government of carrying out a brutal crackdown, arbitrarily jailing thousands of opposition party leaders and activists.
24 Dec
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's SPD no longer expects the 2024 federal budget to be passed this year, but a political agreement among Germany's governing parties could be reached in the coming days.
21 Dec
Voters in DR Congo are due to go to the polls again on Thursday, in a general election marked by severe logistical troubles that meant some polling stations never opened.
15 Dec
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak survived a rebellion within his party over his signature immigration policy. The plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda has cost millions — and so far been an abject failure.
10 Dec
Presidential elections in Egypt will take place from December 10 to 12. President Abdel Fattah al Sisi is running for a third term which outcome is predictable, even more now that the election campaign has been overshadowed by the Gaza war. But also because no serious other candidate is facing him, as lamented by human rights defenders.
25 Oct
Liberia's electoral commission on Tuesday scheduled a presidential election run-off for November after results showed that the two frontrunners, President George Weah and opposition leader Joseph Boakai, had failed to secure enough votes.
17 Oct
In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis approved changes to the norms governing the Synod of Bishops in April, paving the way for women to hold 54 of the 365 votes as the church charts out its path for the future.
10 Oct
Some in Liberia were queuing hours before polls opened on Tuesday in an election that follows President Weah's first term, which was marked by corruption allegations and ongoing hardship.
3 Oct
Armenia's parliament votes to join the International Criminal Court in a move that Russia had already said would be an unfriendly step. Meanwhile, there are "surreal" scenes in the abandoned enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.
28 Sep
The ballot hadn't been expected until spring next year. But Egypt's National Election Authority announced this week that the country would be holding its presidential vote in December, amid its worst-ever economic crisis. The vote is already fraught with accusations of repression. Human rights groups say at least 35 opposition supporters have been arrested in recent months. Our Cairo correspondent Eduard Cousin tells us more.
27 Sep
House Republicans will try to advance four party-line funding bills this week, though they would not avert a looming government shutdown.


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Nigeria's defense chief General Christopher Musa said on Tuesday (February 20) that reports into a military drone attack that killed at least 85 civilians in northern Kaduna state in December will be released by the end of the month.
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40% of the global population is overweight or obese. Highly processed industrial foodstuffs are largely to blame. But food companies continue to focus on products that are addictive.
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Eleven lions were released into the Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa on Saturday, having been flown out of war-torn Sudan's capital Khartoum.
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The family of Alexei Navalny has reportedly been informed that his body will be withheld for two weeks. Hundreds have been arrested across Russia for honoring the country's most prominent opposition politician.
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The wife of Alexei Navalny fears that Russian authorities will not release her husband’s body to cover up his killing. According to toxicologist Marc-Michael Blum, however, it takes weeks if not months until traces of nerve agents are no longer detectable.