Algeria Votes on New Constitution Promising New Freedoms

ALGIERS, ALGERIA – Algerians were voting Sunday on whether to approve a revised constitution that imposes term limits, promises new freedoms and aims at answering demands from pro-democracy protesters who pushed out their long-serving, autocratic president last year. However, opponents of the constitution were barred from campaign venues or from expressing their views on public […]

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Nigerian Still in Line to Lead World Trade Organization, Despite US Opposition

ABUJA – Nigerians have expressed confidence that the country’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, will still become the first African and first woman to lead the World Trade Organization, despite opposition from the United States. The 66-year-old has secured strong backing to become the WTO’s director general, but the U.S. this week put its support […]

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