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September 14, 2017 1:13 AM African delegates urge an end to Togo strife

Lome - A team of African diplomats jetted into Togo on Tuesday, seeking to end a crisis over the country's leadership that has sparked deadly riots in the capital and drawn widespread international condemnation. Togo's army infuriated world leaders this month when it snubbed the constitution and named a new president following the death of Gnassingbe 51

September 11, 2017 6:20 AM Urban warfare rages in Togo

Lome - Security forces fired teargas at youths in Togo's capital on Wednesday in a wave of protests in which at least 10 people have been killed since the son of Togo's late ruler won a disputed presidential vote. As police and protesters clashed in dirt backstreets of the seaside capital Lome, the losing opposition candidate declared himself president 60

September 11, 2017 12:10 AM Kenya opposition calls off protests

Nairobi - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Monday he had called off protests because a "mediation process" to resolve the political crisis that has killed nearly 500 people was about to begin. "We are now assured that the mediation process is about to start," Odinga told reporters after meeting US envoy Jendayi Frazer. "We are therefore 60

August 27, 2017 9:28 AM India guru rape: Followers start to leave Ram Rahim's HQ

Followers of a controversial Indian guru have started to withdraw from his 1,000-acre compound in Sirsa, Haryana, after a tense stand-off with soldiers. Tens of thousands are still believed to be inside the headquarters of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect. Some 36 people died and hundreds were injured in riots on Friday after their leader, Gurmeet Ram Rahim 71

August 26, 2017 2:12 AM Indian guru convicted of rape revered by millions

NEW DELHI — The millions of followers of the flashy Indian guru consider him the embodiment of God on Earth. So when he was convicted of rape Friday, tens of thousands of supporters responded with fury, setting off riots that left more than two dozen dead and buses, trains and buildings set on fire. Police said calm was restored on Saturday. When he appears 64

August 16, 2017 9:42 PM Kenyan Democracy’s Missed Opportunity

Last Tuesday, Nairobi felt like a city awaiting the apocalypse. Streets normally clogged with traffic were eerily quiet. Grocery-store shelves had been largely emptied of supplies. Anxious wealthy residents booked flights out of town, conveniently scheduling their summer vacations to avoid the chaos of a Kenyan national election. The Chinese government 175

August 15, 2017 4:00 PM Nigeria stand-in careful not to upset the boat as Buhari steers from London

LAGOS (Reuters) - The window for Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's stand-in president, to launch bold economic reforms and wrestle the ill-disciplined naira currency into shape is fast closing. President Muhammadu Buhari signaled over the past weekend that he is ready to return from receiving medical treatment in London as soon as his doctors allowed it. That would 20

August 15, 2017 9:05 AM Opposition's call to strike fails as Kenyans return to work

Kenyatta beat rival Raila Odinga by securing more than 54 percent of the vote, official results show. A Kenyan human rights group said on Saturday that 24 people had been shot dead by police since election day. The government put the number of dead at 10, and said they died "in the course of quelling riots and unlawful assembly". All deaths would be investigated 63

August 15, 2017 1:56 AM The road to India's partition

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) As citizens of India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of their independence in August, they will also remember 1947 as the momentous year of their simultaneous birth. That year, the British quit their “jewel in the crown 61

August 14, 2017 2:26 PM India: 70 years of independence

Celebrations of India’s independence are always laced thickly with sorrow, but especially so this year. The struggle that won India its freedom from the British on August 15, 1947, was conducted in the name of non-violence, the central pillar of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy. And yet, when freedom arrived, it did so awash with blood. More than a million 268