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BurkinaFaso-103014.jpg Hundreds of protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament on Thursday and set fire to the building, preventing the lawmakers from considering a bill to extend the president's 27-year rule. Security forces opened fire on protesters, as they looted computers and televisions in the National Assembly, news agencies reported. The angry crowd then marched towards the President's office, before they were

Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott on Wednesday became Africa's first white head of state since the apartheid era. He has been named the country's acting President a day after the incumbent Michael Sata died in UK. A Cambridge-trained economist of British origin, 70 year-old Scott will head the government...

Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, witnessed a mass demonstration Tuesday in protest against moves to extend the president's 27-year rule. Tens of thousands of people rallied in the march, and security forces fired tear gas to disperse protesters, who turned violent. Blaise Compaore is one of...

John Tory has been elected as the Mayor of the Canadian city of Toronto, defeating Doug Ford, the brother of the controversial incumbent, Rob Ford. A moderate conservative, John Tory won 394775 votes, which is 40.27 percent of total votes polled, while Doug Ford got 330610 votes, or 33.73 percent. Olivia...

The secularist Nida Tounes (Tunisia's Call) party appears set to win the most number seats in Tunisia's parliamentary elections, media reports citing opinion polls said Monday. The Islamist Ennahda Party is expected to win 26 percent of the seats in the 217-member parliament, while the Nida Tounes...

The European Union has called on the winners of the parliamentary elections in Ukraine for the early formation of a new Government. In a joint statement on Monday, the European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and the European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said they "take good note of...

The parliamentary elections in Ukraine marked an important step in consolidating democratic elections in line with international commitments, international observers say. Sunday's elections were "characterized by many positive aspects, including an impartial and efficient Central Election Commission...

Dilma Rousseff was re-elcted Brazil's president after she won a narrow lead over Opposition's Aécio Nevesa in the run off Sunday. Rousseff - from the left-wing Workers' Party (PT), retained power by winning 51.6 percent of votes, while Neves of the pro-business Social Democratic party gave a stiff...

Brazilian voters went to polls Sunday morning for the presidential runoff race. The election will decide whether the ruling Workers' Party will remain in power for a fourth term or be defeated by the opposition that stepped in 2002. President Dilma Rousseff is running for re-election against Aecio...