Government

UN Investigators Accuse Burundi of Enacting Strategy to Undermine Elections

The U.N.’s Commission of Inquiry on Burundi accuses the ruling party and Burundian authorities of implementing a strategy based on violence that skewers election results in their favor. The commission has just submitted its final report to the U.N. Human Rights Council. This is the fourth and final year that the human rights situation in […]

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Amid Algeria’s Political Standoff, Coronavirus Offers Opportunity for Economic Dialogue: Report

PARIS – As Algeria extends a partial coronavirus lockdown across much of its territory, a new report warns of an intensifying political conflict between the government and a months-long protest movement, urging both sides to turn to economic dialogue as a way to help the country forward.  “If political dialogue is unrealistic in the short […]

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Parliament Votes Out Prime Minister

WASHINGTON/MOGADISHU – Somalia’s parliament has removed Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre in an unexpected vote of no-confidence, the speaker of parliament said. Holding a press conference Saturday after the voting, the speaker, Mohamed Mursal Abdurahman, accused the government of Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre of “ineffectiveness.” “One hundred and seventy lawmakers favored the motion against […]