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Voting in Africa

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

New Gambian Leader Wants Truth Commission on Jammeh Years

New Gambian Leader Wants Truth Commission on Jammeh Years

New Gambian President Adama Barrow says he will establish a truth and reconciliation commission to examine allegations of misrule during former president Yahya Jammeh’s 22 years in power. “Twenty…

WHO: All People, Rich and Poor, Entitled to Good Health Care

WHO: All People, Rich and Poor, Entitled to Good Health Care

The World Health Organization’s director-general, Margaret Chan, is calling for greater equity in the delivery of health care for rich and poor alike. The WHO chief is…

'Zoolander 2,' Affleck, De Niro Earn Razzie 'Worst' Film Nods

'Zoolander 2,' Affleck, De Niro Earn Razzie 'Worst' Film Nods

Fashion industry satire “Zoolander 2” led nominations on Monday for the annual Razzie Awards, a list of the year’s worst films that includes performances by past…

Britain Faces Migration Dilemma As It Looks To Commonwealth For Post-Brexit Trade

Britain Faces Migration Dilemma As It Looks To Commonwealth For Post-Brexit Trade

Britain has indicated that it will seek a so-called ‘hard’ exit from the European Union, likely to include leaving the Single Market, the world’s largest free trade bloc…

Mauritius Prime Minister Hands Over Office to His Son

Mauritius Prime Minister Hands Over Office to His Son

The prime minister of Mauritius has officially handed over the office to his son in a controversial transition of power. Outgoing Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth, 86, said Monday, “The…