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Guinean President: Trusts Army Despite Assassination Attempt

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has said he trusts his army, despite an attempt on his life by mutinous soldiers two weeks ago. In an interview with VOA , Mr. Conde said the army is undergoing changes and is now a “republican army,” under civilian control. The president said some high-level officers do not like the […]

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Vietnam’s National Assembly Names New President

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam’s one-party National Assembly has named a wartime prisoner of the former South Vietnamese government as the country’s new president. The assembly on Monday selected 62-year-old Truong Tan Sang, a former mayor and communist party chief in Ho Chi Minh City. Sang, the lone presidential candidate, held the communist party’s number-two post since 2006. He […]

Vietnam’s National Assembly Meets to Elect New President

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam’s National Assembly is expected to select the country’s new president Monday, with a wartime prisoner of the former South Vietnamese government as the only candidate. Truong Tan Sang, aged 62, is a native of southern Vietnam and served until 2000 as general secretary of the Communist Party in Ho Chi Minh City. He has […]

Senegal Rights Groups Oppose VP Plan

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Senegalese rights groups are criticizing a proposal to change the country’s constitution to create the position of vice president in time for elections next year. Civil society leaders Saturday likened the proposed change to a “coup d’etat.” If adopted, the vice president would automatically take power if the president dies in office. The opposition has […]

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Senegal’s Cabinet Proposes New VP Post

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Senegal’s cabinet has proposed changing the country’s constitution to create the position of vice president in time for elections next year. The opposition says Friday’s proposal appears to be a move to help 85-year-old President Abdoulaye Wade hold on to power while preparing for his son, Karim Wade, to succeed him. The country’s national assembly […]

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