Macky Sall, Senegal’s president, will probably win a second term

The railroad to Diamniadio SEVERAL TIMES a week, police block off Dakar’s roads and 4x4s tear through the Senegalese capital. It is election time and Macky Sall, the president, has no time to waste in pesky traffic jams as he races from opening infrastructure projects to meetings at plush hotels. He need hardly bother.

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Africa: Oxfam Forced to Suspend Ebola Response in DR Congo Following Pre-Election Violence

[Oxfam] Oxfam has been forced to suspend its work in the Ebola ravaged areas of Beni and Butembo, due to violent protests following the announcement that people in these areas won’t be able to cast their votes for a new president, when the rest of country goes to the polls this Sunday.

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