Political Unrest
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Congo grapples with surprise election outcome

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/10/19, 10:36 am

The electoral commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday announced that opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi won the Dec. 30 presidential election in what was a surprise victory. Corneille Nangaa, the commission’s president, announced the delayed results, saying Tshisekedi received 38.6 percent of the more than 18 million votes cast. He had broken away from opposition efforts to unite behind a single presidential candidate shortly before the election.

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Deciphering the Huawei dust-up

International | Understanding how a large tech company soured U.S.-China relations
by June Cheng
Posted 12/20/18, 03:11 pm

On Wednesday, Canadian media revealed that Chinese authorities had detained a third Canadian citizen after the Dec. 1 arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver at the request of the United States. Relations between the United States and China—as well as between Canada and China—have soured in recent weeks amid a trade war and questions of China’s growing influence around the world.

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Cease-fire reached in parts of Yemen

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/13/18, 12:35 pm

The two warring sides in Yemen have agreed to withdraw their troops from the restive port city of Hodeida, with a cease-fire extending across the entire province, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Thursday. The agreement capped weekslong peace talks that took place in Sweden. As part of the deal, the UN will establish humanitarian corridors and deploy supervised neutral forces to the city. “This is just the beginning,” Guterres said, thanking the Yemeni delegations for taking an important step in the peace talks.

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