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All things politics in Africa. From voting and elections to governing and the political parties that get us there. From Cape Town, South Africa to Tunis, Tunisia, all the political banter,and campaigning in between.

World Must Not Miss Early Signals of Any Flu Pandemic

World Must Not Miss Early Signals of Any Flu Pandemic

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND —  The World Health Organization called on all countries on Monday to monitor closely outbreaks of deadly avian influenza in birds and poultry and to report promptly any human…

Paris Tests Driverless Bus Service to Fight Pollution, Congestion

Paris Tests Driverless Bus Service to Fight Pollution, Congestion

Paris on Monday launched its first driverless electric shuttle bus service, aiming to curb congestion and pollution that many Parisians blame for coughing, eye irritation and runny noses. Sensors and…

Former US President George H.W. Bush Recovers From Pneumonia

Former US President George H.W. Bush Recovers From Pneumonia

Doctors said Monday that the health of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who is suffering from bacterial pneumonia, is improving and that he has been moved out…

Caution Urged Against Over-Browned Potatoes and Toast

Caution Urged Against Over-Browned Potatoes and Toast

A British regulatory agency is urging consumers to avoid burnt or very well toasted bread and deeply browned potatoes.  Instead, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) says people should “Go…

Silicon Valley Company Helps Immigrants Stay in US to Build Startups

Silicon Valley Company Helps Immigrants Stay in US to Build Startups

PALO ALTO, CA. —  Inspired by the movie Terminator, Yingzhe Fu has wanted to make robots ever since he was a child. That dream is now being realized in the form…

January 23, 2017

January 23, 2017

A look at the best news photos from around the world. http://www.voanews.com/a/january-23-3017-day-in-photos/3688292.html…

Trump’s Inauguration ‘Largest Watched … Ever’

Trump’s Inauguration ‘Largest Watched … Ever’

WASHINGTON —  New White House press secretary Sean Spicer, widely criticized for his assessment of the crowd size at President Donald Trump’s swearing-in last Friday, said Monday “it…

Food Aid Cutbacks Provoke Anguish in Central African Republic

Food Aid Cutbacks Provoke Anguish in Central African Republic

The past year has seen the World Food Program make drastic cuts to food rations for people in need across Africa, as crises around the globe compete for donor money…

High Expectations in Ankara for Trump Presidency

High Expectations in Ankara for Trump Presidency

ISTANBUL —  Turkey’s pro-government media, usually critical of the United States, welcomed the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin spoke warmly of the…

Dutch Elections Overtaken by Populist and Anti-Establishment Parties

Dutch Elections Overtaken by Populist and Anti-Establishment Parties

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his right-liberal People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy ran a full page newspaper advertisement Monday calling for people to “act…