Algeria Votes on New Constitution Promising New Freedoms

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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 Read More

Tanzania’s Magufuli Wins Landslide Re-election

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DAR ES SALAAM – Tanzanian President John Magufuli has officially won a second term, with a landslide victory of more than 84% of the vote in this week’s election. His main opponent, Tundu Lissu, earned 13% of the vote, according to the official count. Tanzania’s citizens have accepted the results. Announcing the votes Friday in Read More

Meat, Butter Considered ‘Luxuries’ As Tajiks Face Steep Price Hikes

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Ozoda is making mantu, a traditional Tajik dumpling dish for dinner, but instead of meat she fills the dough wrappings with chopped onion and potatoes. “My children complained about eating pumpkin mantu every time, so I’m putting potatoes in this time — we can’t afford meat anymore,” Ozoda, a mother of four in Tajikistan’s Sughd Read More