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Mauritania sets presidential election date


Mauritania sets presidential election dateMauritania will hold presidential elections on June 21, according to the presidency, despite a lack of agreement on the reform of election rules some opposition leaders argue will likely ensure the return to power of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.
   

Burundi scoffs at UN warning on stoking of political violence


President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza.Burundi accused the United Nations on Wednesday of spreading rumours about planned constitutional changes that critics say could upset the country's delicate ethnic power balance and possibly lead to civil war.
   

Algeria's bloody past, energy wealth keep status quo for now


The Algerian flag.Cramped with his young wife and three infants in a shack in Algiers' Citi Hofra slum, Amin Kerchach could be forgiven for being angry at missing out on Algeria's gas wealth.
   

Algeria's Bouteflika poised to win re-election


Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.Algerians voted on Thursday in an election President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is expected to win after 15 years in power, despite speaking only rarely in public since suffering a stroke in 2013.
   

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