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Venezuelan President Blames Rival for Trump’s Apparent Election Defeat

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is blaming his rival, opposition leader Juan Guaido, for U.S. President Donald Trump’s apparent reelection defeat. Maduro said Thursday, he received a message from someone in the United States he refused to identify, that if Trump had trusted Maduro instead of Guaido, the election result would have been different. Maduro seemed […]

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Polls Close in Burkina Faso Elections

Polls closed in Burkina Faso’s national elections Sunday, as much of the nation voted under the looming threat of jihadist violence. Results are expected to be available midweek. President Roch Kabore who is running for a second five-year term against 12 other candidates has promised to secure and stabilize the country. Kabore, 63, is expected […]

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Sudanese Opposition Leaders Pledge Commitment to Peace Deal

KHARTOUM – Sudanese rebel leaders who returned to Khartoum this week said they are fully committed to implementing a new peace agreement with the government in good faith. Al Hadi Idris, chairman of the Sudan Revolutionary Front, an umbrella organization of rebel groups which signed the deal with Sudan’s transitional government, told reporters at a […]

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Warring Sides in Ethiopia Both Claim They Are Winning

Ethiopia predicted Wednesday it would soon defeat the Tigray People’s Liberation Front in the country’s northern region while the TPLF maintained it had secured military victories in a two-week war that threatened to further destabilize the Horn of Africa. Army chief Berhanu Jula said Ethiopian forces were approaching Tigray’s capital of Mekelle and “winning on […]

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Witnesses: Ethiopia Bombs Tigray Capital as Fighting Continues

Witnesses in Ethiopia report that the country’s air force bombed the capital of the northern Tigray region Monday, as the United Nations says the growing conflict has forced more than 25,300 refugees to flee into neighboring Sudan. Residents in Mekele told VOA that the bombing demolished homes and partially damaged student dormitories at St. George’s […]

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Analysts: Sudan Could Play Key Role in Tigray Conflict

KHARTOUM – As thousands of Ethiopians flee the Tigray conflict into neighboring Sudan, analysts in Khartoum say Sudan could play a key role in the conflict. Sudan is channeling the refugees — estimated to be at least 20,000 — into the eastern cities of Qaddarif and Kassala, and preparing camps to house them. Meanwhile, Sudanese […]