Bangladesh
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Is a dictator rising in Bangladesh?

International | The prime minister and her party win suspicious landslide victory
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/08/19, 02:02 pm

An electoral process marred by violence, intimidation, and accusations of fraud has solidified one-party rule and added to fears of rising authoritarianism in Bangladesh.

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Ruling coalition wins in Bangladesh

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/31/18, 10:35 am

The ruling alliance in Bangladesh won almost every seat in Sunday’s national general election, according to the official results released Monday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will serve a third term despite opposition disputing the outcome. The coalition, led by Hasina’s Awami League party, won 288 of the 300 seats, Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed announced. The opposition, led by Kamal Hossain, won only seven seats and rejected the outcome, claiming Hasina has grown increasingly authoritarian.

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Refugees fear what Myanmar will do if they go home

International | Rights advocates say conditions in the country remain unsafe
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/20/18, 04:12 pm

The failed return of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar has led to international groups calling for improved conditions in the refugees’ home country.

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