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Patrick Buisson, former advisor to ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy in October 2012
29/07/2015 - France

Sarkozy's ex-advisor under investigation for 'pointless' opinion polls

A six year legal battle engulfing some of ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's closest allies, took a new twist on Wednesday, when his former advisor Patrick Buisson was put under investigation for fraud.
23/07/2015 - Burundi

Burundi civil society won't recognise Nkurunziza's re-election, violence set to continue

Provisional results in Burundi’s controversial presidential elections are expected on Friday.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni (L) and Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza (R) in Bujumbura, 14 July 2015.
15/07/2015 - Burundi

Uganda's Museveni leaves Burundi after mediation to deal with the 'wrong ideas'

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni left Burundi on Wednesday without a deal following mediation efforts to try and solve the country’s political crisis.
Burudians stand guard before a Bujumbura polling station
29/06/2015 - Burundi

Burundi polls open with grenade attack, boycott calls

Polling stations opened in Burundi on Monday with a grenade blast and electoral boycott calls, a stark reminder that the fractious elections are the latest round in a protest movement keen to prevent ...
A member of Burundi's National Electoral Commission counts ballot boxes at a warehouse used to store electoral material for the upcoming parliamentary elections, in the neighbourhood of Nyakabiga near the capital Bujumbura, 28 June 2015.
28/06/2015 - Burundi

Burundians head to polls as parliament head quits, slams president

Around 4 million Burundians are expected to cast their ballots in parliamentary elections on Monday to replace members of the National Assembly and the country's city councils.
Turkish elections opening for Kurds
13/06/2015 - Spotlight on Asia

Turkish elections opening for Kurds

It's a week since the decade-long stronghold of Turkey's AKP over the political landscape was broken.
Pieces of Eight!
13/06/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Pieces of Eight!

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the pirate treasure just found near Madagascar.
10/06/2015 - Analysis: Burundi

Burundi election boycott on the cards following delay to polls, analysts

Burundi’s opposition and protesters in the capital Bujumbura are likely to boycott the country’s delayed elections, according to analysts.
The empty chair of President Nkurunziza during the EAC meetin in Dar es Salaam on 31 May 2015.
01/06/2015 - BURUNDI

East African Community leaders have no leverage on Nkurunziza, analyst

East African leaders meeting in Dar es Salaam have urged Burundi's government to delay  the country's upcoming elections by at least a month. They stopped short of calling for Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza to abandon his controversial bid for a third consecutive term in office.

23/05/2015 - Ethiopia

Ethiopian polls just a 'show' says opposition

More than 36 million people in Ethiopia have registered to vote for the upcoming elections on Sunday, but opposition leaders say it will be more important to watch the country in the aftermath of the ...
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