Category Archives: Africa

Benin votes for new president among 33 candidates

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Benin citizens voted Sunday in an election to select a successor to the West African nation's president, who is stepping down after two terms. Voters are…

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Australian government commits to gay marriage vote this year if it wins election

(Reuters) – The Australian government said on Sunday it will hold a public vote on same-sex marriage after this year if it wins reelection. The decision comes a day after…

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South African finance minister to miss police deadline in spy unit case

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa's finance minister will miss a Wednesday deadline set by police to answer questions on his role in the setting up of a spy unit at…

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Many indigenous people lack title to land where they live, research shows

By Chris Arsenault TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indigenous people formally own just one-tenth of the world's land, according to research released on Wednesday as part of a campaign that…

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