Chad’s President Idriss Deby vies for fifth term

In the dry searing heat of Chad’s capital N’Djamena, a single face stares out from election campaign billboards, President Idriss Deby’s, though 14 candidates are running in Sunday’s presidential poll. After 26 years at the helm of the vast largely barren nation that is Africa’s fifth biggest, Deby has consolidated his grip on power and… Read More Chad’s President Idriss Deby vies for fifth term

First female President elected in Taiwan

Taiwan has elected its first female president in a landmark election that could unsettle relations with Beijing. Tsai Ing-wen, leader of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), won the presidency with 56.1% of the vote, the official Central News Agency said, after eight years under the government of the pro-China Kuomintang (KMT) or Nationalist Party.… Read More First female President elected in Taiwan

Turkey’s ruling party wins election

Voters delivered a surprise win for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, in elections on Sunday. In a major comeback from the previous general election, the AKP, led by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, seems to have secured a large enough majority of seats in parliament for single-party rule, according to preliminary results released… Read More Turkey’s ruling party wins election

4 dead in failed assassination attempt of Burundian Army chief of staff

At least four people were killed on Friday when gunmen ambushed the Burundian army’s chief of staff in a failed assassination attempt. According to a morgue source, three soldiers and three gunmen were killed in the early morning attack in the capital Bujumbura. The source said that an army pick-up brought four bodies to the… Read More 4 dead in failed assassination attempt of Burundian Army chief of staff