Tag Archive | Elections

How an American Bureaucrat Became President of Somalia

From Politico AP Photo He was a refugee who embraced U.S.-style democracy. Now’s he’s trying to bring it home. By TAYLOR GEE On the morning of February 8, a civil servant from Buffalo, New York—a Somali by birth but an American by choice—walked into a heavily guarded airplane hangar in the battle-scarred capital of his […]

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Former Prime Minister Is Elected President of Struggling Somalia

From the New York Times By JEFFREY GETTLEMANFEB. 8, 2017 Photo Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Wednesday after he was elected president of Somalia.CreditSaid Yusuf Warsame/European Pressphoto Agency Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a former prime minister, was chosen on Wednesday as Somalia’s next president, capping a clan-based electoral process that had been widely criticized as corrupt even […]

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The US elections (and their aftermath), covered as we do African elections

From https://eldahshan.com/2016/11/13/the-us-elections-and-their-aftermath-covered-as-we-do-african-elections/ Had to be done (actually surprised it hasn’t already): Writing about the latest US elections like US media writes about African countries. **COUNTRY CRISIS WATCH** [insert CNN “breaking news” type of jingle] The US of A, a nation located in the center of the North American continent, is shaken by its latest electoral results, […]

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Burundi: A Dangerous Third Term

Burundi: A Dangerous Third Term Africa Report N°23520 May 2016 REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana The full report is available in: Français EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS One year after President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term sparked the crisis, the situation remains critical. The radicalisation of the regime, which had been steadily increasing since the second […]

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Eritrea celebrates 25 years of independence after war with Ethiopia

By Mary HarperBBC News, Asmara This week marks 25 years since Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia in a conflict which lasted three decades. Rights groups criticise the East African nation for its lack of democracy, media freedom and its policy of forced conscription, which can last for many years. But the Eritrean government has organised […]

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Understanding Meles Zenawi: Conversations with U.S. Diplomats (Part 2)

by the Strathink Editorial Team Part 2 of our series on the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi looks at conversations with American diplomats on events following the 2005 election.   Prime Minster Meles is displaying a kind of respectful defiance of the international community as he builds Ethiopia democracy—his way. U.S. Ambassador Donald Yamamoto To […]

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Eritrean Regime Has No One to Blame but Itself

OPINION By Hagos Abraha It is not unusual for the Eritrea regime to repeat its make believe claims regarding Ethiopia and the region in general. However, it not always we find respected institutions engaged in such intellectually bankrupt propaganda. Sadly, that was the case with the recent article published by the Nordic Africa Institute. We […]

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WHO FLEES AFRICA’S NORTH KOREA FOR SUDAN?

BY LAURA SECORUN PALETAPR 172016 ACUMEN   Every day all over the world, people cross borders in search of a better life. But you know things are truly bad back home when you need to seek refuge in Sudan. That’s precisely what more than 125,530 people have done — and the United Nations High Commissioner […]

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Politics and Development in Tanzania: Shifting the Status Quo

From Chatham House Adjoa Anyimadu Research Associate, Africa Programme Tanzania’s leaders will need to increasingly rely on astute policy-making to maintain the country’s unique position in a region with numerous powerful national leaders, writes Adjoa Anyimadu. Magogoni ferry arrives at city full of commuters, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo: Charles Bowman/Getty Images. Summary Despite its long-standing […]

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The Fight To Stop Al Shabab From Disrupting Somalia’s Elections

World This is a critical year for the troubled African nation. Charlotte Alfred REUTERS/TOBIN JONES/AU-UN IST PHOTO/HANDOUT A Somali soldier patrols a town captured from al Shabab. The Islamist militant group is trying to disrupt Somalia’s political transition in 2016. Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around […]

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