No surprises in Egypt, where Sisi pulls 90 percent of vote

No surprises in Egypt, where Sisi pulls 90 percent of vote

With unofficial results in, Egyptian authorities say President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has secured the expected landslide victory in the country’s presidential election. Sisi has received more than 90 percent of votes cast, with turnout at more than 40 percent of the country’s 59 million registered voters, according to state television. His…

Tanzania: Political opposition arrests add to alarm over Magufuli

Tanzania: Political opposition arrests add to alarm over Magufuli

Six political opposition leaders in Tanzania will appear in court Thursday following their arrest earlier this week on charges of sedition. Freeman Mbowe, head of the CHADEMA party, and five others also were charged with participating in an illegal demonstration in Kinondoni in February. The resulting clashes led to the…