Government transitions

Congolese election officials get the voting machine ready before voting starts Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 in Kinshasa, Congo. Forty million voters are registered for a presidential race plagued by years of delay and persistent rumors of lack of preparation. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
December 30, 2018 - 4:03 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rich in the minerals that power the world's mobile phones and laptops, yet desperately underdeveloped, Congo votes on Sunday for its first new president in nearly two decades. This could be the sprawling country's first peaceful, democratic transfer of power. But a last-minute...
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Congolese opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu is mobbed by media crews as he leaves a meeting with other candidates, CENI and SADC in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday Dec. 29, 2018.Congolese people are heading to the polls Sunday Dec. 30th for a presidential race plagued by years of delay and persistent rumors of lack of preparation. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
December 29, 2018 - 1:26 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's presidential election takes place on Sunday after more than two years of delays. Protests , an opposition outcry and the surprise barring of 1 million voters from the polls over an Ebola outbreak marked the final days of preparations. The country faces what could be...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 12, 2016 file photo, Uganda's long-time president Yoweri Museveni, left, and his wife Janet Museveni, right, attend his inauguration ceremony in the capital Kampala, Uganda. A new movement wants to find out whether President Yoweri Museveni's tentative embrace of a so-called "national dialogue", after a government showdown with opposition pop star Bobi Wine, can lead to one of Africa's longest-serving leaders being talked into giving up power. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera, File)
December 17, 2018 - 4:10 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Can one of Africa's longest-serving leaders be talked into giving up power? A new movement in Uganda wants to find out, encouraged by the president's tentative embrace of a so-called "national dialogue" as the government is in a showdown with an opposition pop star whose...
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Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa folds his hands in prayer as he is blessed by a Buddhist monk after signing his resignation paper in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, saying he wants to end a political impasse over his appointment. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
December 15, 2018 - 6:07 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister announced Saturday that he would step aside, paving the way for his sacked predecessor to regain the position and apparently ending a political impasse that has paralyzed the government for nearly two months. Mahinda Rajapaksa's...
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In this photo taken on Sept. 9, 2018, soldiers of NATO-led peacekeeping force KFOR take a break by the side of the road in the village of Kosterc, Kosovo. Serbia's prime minister warned on Wednesday that the formation of a Kosovo army could trigger Serbia's armed intervention in the former province — the bluntest warning so far amid escalating tensions in the Balkans. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
December 06, 2018 - 9:57 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg have spoken on the phone about the country's plan to form a new army, a move that has been strongly contested by Serbia and the alliance. A statement from Kosovo's government on Thursday said Ramush Haradinaj...
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People gather to protest outside a lame-duck session of the Joint Finance Committee at the Capitol in Madison, Wis., Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Wisconsin Republicans moved quickly Monday with a rare lame-duck session that would change the 2020 presidential primary date and make sweeping changes to the duties of the governor and attorney general's offices. (Mark Hoffmanf/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
December 03, 2018 - 9:28 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Still stinging from an election loss, Wisconsin Republicans on Monday tried to push through measures that would weaken the incoming Democratic administration and allow outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to make one last major mark on the state's political landscape after his...
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In this Nov. 29, 2018, photo, Michael Cohen walks out of federal court in New York. A pattern of deception by advisers to President Donald Trump, aimed at covering up Russia-related contacts during the 2016 campaign and transition, has unspooled bit by bit in criminal cases from special counsel Robert Mueller. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
December 01, 2018 - 8:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One lied about his knowledge of Russian-hacked emails, another about a Russian real estate deal, a third about dialogue over sanctions with a Russian ambassador. A pattern of deception by advisers to President Donald Trump, aimed at covering up Russia-related contacts during the...
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Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks as President Donald Trump looks on before they sign a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that is replacing the NAFTA trade deal, during a ceremony at a hotel before the start of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. The USMCA, as Trump refers to it, must still be approved by lawmakers in all three countries. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
November 30, 2018 - 8:58 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 10:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is praising Mexico's outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto, whose government has been a target of Trump's ire over trade, migration and Trump's proposed...
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U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, in the car on left, arrives for a meeting with Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro in his residence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Bolton will travel to Buenos Aires for the two-day Group of 20 summit. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
November 29, 2018 - 10:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is inviting the incoming president of Brazil to visit the United States. White House national security adviser John Bolton says he extended the invitation to Jair Bolsonaro on Trump's behalf during a "productive" meeting he had with him in South America...
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In this Nov. 22, 2018, photo, Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador listens during a meeting in Mexico City. Migrants, trade, crime, the border wall: The challenges to the modern U.S.-Mexico relationship have perhaps never been as stark and divisive as they are now, at a critical juncture for both countries. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
November 29, 2018 - 12:41 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Migrants, trade, crime, the border wall: The challenges to the modern U.S.-Mexico relationship have perhaps never been as stark and divisive as they are now, at a critical juncture for both countries. With a new president preparing to take power in Mexico City this weekend and...
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