UN Security Council demands end to Israeli settlements after US abstains from vote

UN Security Council demands end to Israeli settlements after US abstains from vote

After the United States abstained from voting, the UN Security Council on Friday passed a resolution demanding Israel stop building settlements on occupied Palestinian territory, a reversal of the usual US practice of protecting Israel. The resolution was put forward at the 15-member council for a vote on Friday by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and […]

Gambia president rejects election results, demands fresh polls

Gambia president rejects election results, demands fresh polls

Gambia’s leader of some 22 years Yahya Jammeh announced late Friday he would no longer accept defeat in recent elections, plunging the West African country into turmoil with a demand for fresh polls. Investigations into the December 1 vote have revealed a string of “unacceptable errors” on the part of electoral authorities, Jammeh said in […]

Congo opposition chief demands elections by end of 2016

Congo opposition chief demands elections by end of 2016

Congo’s veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi on Sunday called for elections to be held this year and for President Joseph Kabila to step down as scheduled on December 20. Tensions have been growing in the mineral-rich but troubled state over fears that Kabila, in power since 2001, may try to extend his rule with a […]