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Central Africans to vote on Sunday in general election amid surge in violence

MOSCOW, Dec 27 (Sputnik) Voters in the Central African Republic will go to the polls on Sunday to cast ballots in presidential and parliamentary elections amid political turmoil and a rise in violence.
The week before the voting day saw incumbent President Faustin Archange Touadera accuse his main rival and predecessor, Francois Bozize, of plotting a coup and the militias march on the capital Bangui.
Bozize, a 74-year-old former general who seized power in 2003 and was ousted a decade later, returned from exile a year ago to plot his comeback.
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Trump asks Republicans to stop unauthorized use of his name

07 Mar 2021 | 1:00 AM

Washington, Mar 6 (UNI) Former US President Donald Trump has asked three major Republican groups to stop using his name for fundraising, Politico reported on Saturday.

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Pakistan opposition rejects PM's vote of confidence victory

Pakistan opposition rejects PM's vote of confidence victory

06 Mar 2021 | 10:43 PM

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Biden’s $1 9 trillion COVID aid bill stalls in US Senate

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06 Mar 2021 | 5:05 PM

Washington, Mar 6 (UNI) The efforts of Democratic Senators to advance President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bill stalled as senators jousted over how long to extend enhanced unemployment benefits and how much to offer during the pandemic, reports said here on Saturday.

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Pakistan: Imran Khan survives vote of confidence

Pakistan: Imran Khan survives vote of confidence

06 Mar 2021 | 4:42 PM

Islamabad, Mar 6 (UNI) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan survived a vote of confidence by securing 178 votes – 6 more than required – in the National Assembly here on Saturday.

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