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Libya Election Head Rules Out Gadhafi as Presidential Candidate

Libya’s election commission said on Wednesday that Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of the former ruler and a major candidate in December’s planned presidential election, was ineligible to run, compounding the turmoil surrounding the vote. Gadhafi was one of 25 candidates that it disqualified in...
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UN Security Council Threatens Sanctions Against Libya Election Spoilers

The U.N. Security Council threatened sanctions Wednesday against spoilers in Libya’s presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for December 24. “The Security Council recalls that individuals or entities who threaten the peace, stability or security of Libya or obstruct or undermine the successful completion of its...
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Chad’s Deby Takes Early Election Lead, Partial Results Show

N’DJAMENA, CHAD – Chad President Idriss Deby has taken a strong early lead and appeared poised to extend his three-decade rule, partial provisional results of the April 11 presidential election released by the election commission showed. Deby has won a majority in all but one...
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Cameroon’s President Praises Return to Peace

Cameroonian President Paul Biya said in a December 31 address to the nation that newfound collaboration between his military and civilians has greatly contributed to bringing about peace in the troubled English-speaking regions of the country. The president spoke of the impact of the novel...
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