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Disputes Threaten Somali National Elections Time Frame

NAIROBI – The International Crisis Group says Somalia is getting behind schedule on conducting parliamentary and presidential elections. The Brussels-based research organization says the process is threatened by disagreements and the lack of a mechanism to handle disputed election results. It’s calling for term extensions to avoid political conflict. The Somali government’s plan to hold […]

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Thousands Flee to Sudan After Clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

KHARTOUM / WASHINGTON – The U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday it is working with Sudan’s government to assist more than 7,000 Ethiopian refugees, who have crossed the border, fleeing clashes between forces of the Ethiopian federal government and the Tigray regional government. Refugees are being temporarily sheltered in transit centers located near the Sudanese border […]