[IRIN]Lome -Togo’s July legislative polls extended the dominance of President Faure Gnassingbé’s party, which has been in power since 1967, despite opposition claims of malpractice. These results could narrow the chances for reforms and presage the results of the 2015 presidential election, analysts say.
West African nations on Thursday recognized Umaro Sissoco Embalo as president of Guinea-Bissau, after four months of dispute over whether his election was fraudulent. Embalo won a run-off presidential vote in the chronically unstable country in December, according to the country’s electoral authority. But losing candidate Domingos Simoes Pereira, from the long-ruling PAIGC party, called […]
A leading Sudanese opposition party says it is refusing a call by protest leaders for a two-day general strike, in a sign of divisions within the pro-democracy movement that is challenging military rule in Sudan.The opposition Umma Party said Sunday it…
A multi-institutional research effort aims to optimize breeding strategies for grain sorghum for Sub-Saharan Africa ST. LOUIS, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, one of the world’s largest independent plant science institutes, today announced a three-year $6.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand and accelerate […]