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World 17 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Venezuela opposition fears crackdown, Maduro vows protection

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition leaders said on Wednesday they feared persecution over post-election protests, but President-elect Nicolas Maduro promised to protect his rival despite their vicious election dispute.

World 17 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Maduro trades barbs with U.S. over Venezuela election

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition leaders feared persecution over post-election protests while the U.S. government backed their calls for a recount and said on Wednesday it was still deciding if it would recognize President-elect Nicolas Maduro.

World 15 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Tight win for Chavez's heir spells uncertainty for Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - Late socialist leader Hugo Chavez's chosen successor Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a whisker but now faces opposition protests plus a host of economic and political challenges in the OPEC nation.

World 15 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Tight win for Chavez's heir spells uncertainty for Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - Late socialist leader Hugo Chavez's chosen successor Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a whisker but now faces opposition protests plus a host of economic and political challenges in the OPEC nation.

World 12 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Kenya's Odinga seeks evidence from electoral commission

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Allies of Kenya's defeated presidential contender Raila Odinga filed a petition on Tuesday asking the High Court to compel the electoral commission and mobile operator Safaricom to release documents to bolster their claim the vote was stolen.

World 08 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Security forces break up Guinea opposition funeral march

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Security forces fired warning shots and teargas to disperse thousands of opposition supporters marching in the coastal capital Conakry on Friday to mark the funerals of nine people killed in more than a week of violence.

World 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Clinton says Africa must live up to democratic promise

DAKAR (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Africa on Wednesday to recommit to democracy, declaring the

World 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Clinton says Africa must live up to democratic promise

DAKAR (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Africa on Wednesday to recommit to democracy, declaring the

World 10 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Congo's Kabila re-elected, opposition claims victory

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The main challenger in Democratic Republic of Congo's election declared himself president on Friday and poured scorn on provisional official results handing victory to incumbent Joseph Kabila.

World 09 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Congo's Kabila re-elected, opposition claims victory

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The main challenger in Democratic Republic of Congo's election declared himself president on Friday and poured scorn on provisional official results handing victory to the incumbent, Joseph Kabila.