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Haiti’s Martelly Names Third Prime Minister Nominee

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Haitian officials say President Michel Martelly has selected a recent top aide to former U.S. President Bill Clinton as his third nominee for prime minister. They say Mr. Martelly chose Garry Conille for the post. Conille served as an aide to Mr. Clinton in his work as U.N. special envoy for Haiti. President Martelly took […]

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Haiti’s Martelly Names Third Prime Minister Nominee

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Haitian officials say President Michel Martelly has selected a recent top aide to former U.S. President Bill Clinton as his third nominee for prime minister. They say Mr. Martelly chose Garry Conille for the post. Conille served as an aide to Mr. Clinton is his work as U.N. special envoy for Haiti. President Martelly took […]

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South Africa’s ANC Denies Malema Bid to Drop Charges

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress said Friday it is not dropping disciplinary charges against its Youth League leader Julius Malema. Malema had sought to have the charges dropped. He is accused of sowing dissension within the ANC by undermining President Jacob Zuma and calling for the overthrow of the leader of neighboring Botswana. Malema […]

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Libyan Rebels Reshuffle Cabinet

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Libya’s rebel leader is reshuffling the executive branch of his de-facto government in an effort to ease tensions over the killing last month of the rebels’ military chief. A spokesman for the Transitional National Council says Mahmoud Jibril, the rebels’ de-facto prime minister, has been asked to form a new executive body of ministers. The […]

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Hamas, Fatah Reach Agreement on Prisoner Exchange

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Rival Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas have agreed to a mutual political prisoner exchange in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, resolving one of several issues hindering the formation of a unity government. They reached an agreement during negotiations ending Sunday in Cairo. Egypt’s MENA news agency quoted Fatah Central Committee member Azzam al-Ahmad as […]

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Nigerian President Proposes Longer, Single Terms for Leaders

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s president is proposing a constitutional amendment to limit presidents and state governors to a single, longer term. President Goodluck Jonathan announced his plan Tuesday, saying he hopes it will allow politicians to focus less on getting re-elected. The president said it also would save money to hold elections less frequently. His statement did not […]

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Latvians Vote to Dissolve Parliament

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Latvians have overwhelmingly voted to dismiss parliament in an unprecedented referendum aimed at ending corruption and what is widely considered a culture of graft between government and business leaders. The Central Election Commission said Saturday initial results show nearly 95 percent of those who voted support the legislature’s dissolution. Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis said he […]

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Sri Lankans Vote for Local Councils

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Sri Lankans are voting in local elections across the country, including in the island nation’s former war zone. Saturday’s vote will decide 65 local councils. At least 20 of the councils are in areas once controlled by former Tamil Tiger rebels, who fought a 25-year civil war that ended in May 2009. Nationals elections were […]

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Egypt’s PM Promises Reform as New Cabinet Sworn In

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s prime minister has promised to fight corruption and implement other reforms, as a newly reshuffled Cabinet was sworn in under pressure from protesters demanding faster change and a deeper purge of former president Hosni Mubarak’s allies. In a nationally televised address late Thursday, Essam Sharaf said he would set up an anti-corruption body and […]

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Egypt Swears In New Cabinet

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt swore in a newly reshuffled cabinet on Thursday, in the wake of almost two weeks of protests in which demonstrators have demanded a faster pace of reforms. The ceremony had been postponed from Monday after Prime Minister Essam Sharaf became ill. There are at least 14 new ministers in the 27-member cabinet, including those […]

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