Nigeria's ruling party and main opposition are both stumped: each have heavyweight contenders whose shot at the presidency is stymied by an informal ... political arrangement, which holds that power should rotate between the north and the south. Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Yahya Bello... the list of politicians kicking against zoning taboos, grows by the day. Already, there are fears of a faction of the ruling APC breaking away if it does not get the candidate it wants.
Without an end to the fighting in Tigray, its people will face starvation more devastating than the “biblical famine” that tore through the ... region in the 1980s, according to a heavily-detailed survey by researchers from the US-based World Peace Foundation.
With Donald Trump gone, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has lost a powerful ally in Washington. US lobbyists are trying to improve his ... regime’s image with new the Democratic administration, which values the issue of human rights more than the former president.
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