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Happy Thanksgiving

Nobody here has ever heard of it, but I have been wishing people “bonne fete” (happy holiday) all day. Gives me a chance to explain what I am thankful for, which is first of all the improving health of my mother (though there is still more work to do), but also the so-far peaceful and uplifting Burkinabè political scene. 616 more words

This is not funny

Drawn by a night out buoyed by either beer or coffee, about 50 Norwegians attended a polite debate last night about the 2016 Presidential election. Why would Ola and Kari Nordmann surrender their precious Wednesday evening to listen to three men go on about the current crop of candidates? 921 more words

Living In Norway

Daily Insanity

The number of American presidential candidates varies with the sunspot cycle and the phases of the moon.


Kogi Election: Kogi East nominates Audu’s son, Mohammed as APC governorship candidate

Leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Kogi East Senatorial District have nominated Mr Mohammed, 43, first son of Late Prince Abubakar Audu, to replace him as the party’ s governorship candidate. 28 more words


Kogi Election: Audu’s running mate, James Falake asks INEC to declare him governor-elect

The running mate to late Abubakar Audu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi State, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to declare him governor elect. 30 more words


Outgoing Argentine president says she's not going away

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When Argentines chose a new president in recent elections, many voters seemed more concerned about what would happen with the old one. 887 more words


Opposition wins Argentine election, ending 'Kirchner era'

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Opposition candidate Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, marking an end to the left-leaning and often-combative era of President Cristina Fernandez, who along with her late husband dominated the country’s political scene for 12 years and rewrote its social contract. 900 more words

Latin America & The Caribbean