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Cambodia opposition rejects official election results PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's main opposition party on Monday rejected official results showing the ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen won last month's election, and called on the international community not to recognize the result.Kem Sokha, the deputy head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), told reporters his party would not accept the result because its allegations of widespread fraud had not been addressed.The National Election Committee - a state body seen as dominated by the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) - announced earlier on Monday that the CPP had won a majority of votes in 19 out of Cambodia's 24 provinces.Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...

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Cambodia strongman edges opposition in early election results PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's strongman prime minister Hun Sen narrowly won the popular vote in recent disputed elections according to preliminary official results Monday that were immediately rejected by the opposition. The nation has been stuck in a political impasse since Hun Sen's long-ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) claimed victory in the July 28 vote, with the military deployed in the capital Phnom Penh last week after the opposition threatened mass demonstrations. The CPP took some ...

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World Bank sets $340mn for Africa Great Lakes project WASHINGTON: The World Bank on Tuesday gave final approval of a $340 million financing package for a crucial hydroelectric power plant in Africa's Great Lakes region long delayed by ethnic conflict.The World Bank Board of executive directors signed off on the financing for the nearly $470 million Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project, which will provide 80 megawatts of power to people in Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania.The run-of-the-river hydropower plant was supposed to be finished several ...

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19 dead in Sudan road crash: media KHARTOUM: Nineteen people were killed when a Sudanese passenger bus and a truck collided, in the latest mass-casualty toll on the nation's roads, state-linked media reported on SaturdayThe crash, which also injured 17, happened south of the Nile state capital Ed Damer, the Sudanese Media Centre (SMC) reported without specifying when the crash occurred.SMC, which is close to the country's security apparatus, quoted police as saying "the accident happened because a tanker truck crashed into ...

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Mugabe party surges towards victory amid calls for calm HARARE: Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe looked poised to win a seventh term in office after romping to victory in parliamentary polls dismissed as fraudulent by the opposition, as the head of the UN led calls for calm.Full results were expected later Saturday but Mugabe's ZANU-PF party said it had already won the 140 seats in parliament required to press ahead with controversial amendments to the constitution."We have already gone beyond two-thirds. It's a super majority," a ...

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EX-PM Keita must face Cisse in Mali election run off BAMAKO: Former prime minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita came first in Mali's presidential election but he will face ex-finance minister Soumaila Cisse in a run off after he failed to secure an outright majority, the government said on Friday.Keita secured 39.24 percent of the vote in the July 28 poll, well ahead of Cisse on 19.44 percent, Moussa Sinko Coulibaly, Mali's minister of territorial administration said. The run off will be held on Aug. 11.Copyright Reuters, ...

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MDC considers protests against Mugabe landslide HARARE: Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said on Friday it could take to the streets to challenge President Robert Mugabe's victory in an election it rejects as a farce and which faces scepticism from the West.No results of the presidential vote on July 31 have been announced. But Mugabe's ZANU-PF has already claimed a resounding win and interim tallies of the parliamentary count suggest a massive victory for the 89-year-old, Africa's oldest president, who ...