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EU calls Burundi to talks in Brussels over crisis

Burundi’s government will be invited to talks in Brussels to seek a solution to a political crisis in the central African country that has killed more than 120 people, EU diplomats say, warning of a suspension of aid if talks fail.

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The Algerian presidential elections: The burlesque, the tragicomic and the farcical

Algeria’s next presidential elections will be held on 17 April 2014 and for the last few months; this important electoral rendezvous showed all the hallmarks of a masquerade, consistent with almost all the elections in the history of the Algerian state since independence in 1962.

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Exclusive. EU Commissioner Andris Piebalgs: “Mali must once again be proud of itself”

Brussels – “I hope that Malian elections succeed”, said the EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, on the eve of the first round of presidential elections in Mali, in an exclusive interview released to Afronline.org and and media from Senegal (South FM), Mali (Les Echos, Réseau Jamana), Niger (Le Républicain, Radio Anfani), Burkina Faso (Radio Horizon FM) and Benin (L’Autre Quotidien).

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Kenya: Lessons from party primaries in Rift Valley

With political mobilization along ethnic lines going on in Kenya in the present campaigns, it looks likely that the winner of the closely contested presidential election on March 4 will be decided by the regions that do not have strong local parties.

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US election: Africa forgotten in foreign policy debate

There was little mention of Africa in the recent foreign policy debate between the US presidential candidates. That suggests whoever is elected will just recycle the same old policies on Africa.

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Senegal: Who will stop Abdoulaye Wade?

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Less than a month before Senegal’s elections, the country’s top court decided who was and wasn’t allowed to run for president. In was incumbent Abdoulaye Wade, term limits be damned; out was singer Youssou N’Dour. Senegalese opposition reacted furiously, but it’s going take a much more coordinated response to unseat Wade.

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