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EU to reopen embassy in Libya

The European Union is seeking to reopen its embassy in Libya pending security conditions, officials said on Tuesday, offering further political support for the Tripoli government struggling to establish control.

Observers give Kenya vote thumbs up

International observers on Thursday praised the handling of Kenya's presidential election, with the European Union mission saying it had seen no sign of manipulation despite opposition complaints and scattered protests.

Angola agrees to small EU election team

Angola has agreed to allow just four experts from the European Union to monitor its elections later this month, officials said on Monday, after a dispute over access to polling stations and other conditions. Two weeks ago, the Angolan…

No EU observation mission for Angola elections

The European Union has scrapped plans to observe elections in Angola next month, after Luanda failed to agree to a package of conditions, including access to all parts of the country during the poll, an EU spokesperson said on Friday. The…

EU mission warns of potential electoral violence in Kenya

Monitors from the European Union Election Observation Mission have warned of possible violence during Kenya's August 8 polls. Chief Observer Marietje Schaake noted that concerns had been raised by some Kenyans about possible chaos. “It is…

Chinese vessels detained off West Africa for illegal fishing

West African countries have detained eight Chinese ships for fishing illegally and the boats' owners could be subject to millions of dollars in fines, environmental group Greenpeace and government officials said. Inspectors from Guinea,…