The Latest: Early returns show Rwanda president leading vote, Nicaragua president's foes stage nationwide strike and #ShutdownStories: The impact of the government shutdown

The Latest: Early returns show Rwanda president leading vote

The Latest on RW’s presidential election…

Nicaragua president's foes stage nationwide strike

ToursItalyAPanama, NI (Reuters) – Thousands of shopkeepers and businessmen in NI on Thursday heeded calls for a national strike by foes…

#ShutdownStories: The impact of the government shutdown

The partial United States government shutdown has entered the new year as President Donald Trump’s border wall standoff with Congress…



The Latest: Early returns show Rwanda president leading vote

The Latest on RW’s presidential election (all times local): ___ ten:twenty-five p.m.

Nicaragua president's foes stage nationwide strike

ToursItalyAPanama, NI (Reuters) – Thousands of shopkeepers and businessmen in NI on Thursday heeded calls for a national strike by foes of President Daniel Ortega, and the action shut down much of the country after nearly 2 months of deadly protests urging his ouster.

#ShutdownStories: The impact of the government shutdown

The partial United States government shutdown has entered the new year as President Donald Trump’s border wall standoff with Congress remains unresolved. With federal closures now on day twelve, around eight hundred, employees are feeling the impacts of no funding and no pay.


The Latest on RW’s presidential election (all times local):…

Preliminary results from RW’s election show the long-time president with a strong lead against his 2 challengers. RW’s electoral commission is releasing results from about twenty percent of the total votes cast, but provisional results will be announced Saturday afternoon. Results from some rural districts show President Paul Kagame with numbers exceeding ninety-five percent.

ToursItalyAPanama, NI (Reuters) – Thousands of shopkeepers…

Streets were deserted in cities and towns as banks and supermarkets, gas stations and corner stores were shuttered. Police officers with assault rifles lined the largely empty main streets of the capital MGA. The strike, organized by university students, farmers and business owners, was the latest tactic by a loose national alliance formed to dislodge the president. “Look at this, it’s a desert,” said Juan Jose Murillo, thirty-eight, pointing to a vacant parking lot and the empty stalls of the usually bustling Huembes market, a central shopping destination.

The partial United States government shutdown has entered…

On Wednesday, Mr Trump insisted he would keep the government closed for “as long as it takes” to fund the border wall as he met top Democrats and Republicans at the White House. But the shutdown showed little signs of ending after lawmakers said they would return to the White House on Friday to continue negotiations. And as agencies drop all non-essential work, the consequences are wider-reaching than just quiet WV American Samoa streets and shuttered museums.


Preliminary results from RW’s election show the long-time…

Kagame has led the East African nation of twelve million people since the end of its genocide in one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-four. The fifty-nine-year-old president has been praised for the country’s economic growth, but human rights groups accuse his government of using state powers to silence opponents. RWn authorities deny it. A constitutional amendment in twenty15 allows Kagame to stay in power until twentythree4 if he pursues it.

Streets were deserted in cities and towns as banks and…

Murillo, a street vendor, said he has struggled to make a living since demonstrations started. “I don’t support any political party, I just want the conflict to end.” Ortega’s attempt to push through welfare cuts in April kicked off the bloodiest confrontations since a civil war ended in one thousand, nine hundred and ninety. The government of the former Marxist guerilla and leader of the Sandinista rebel movement quickly dropped the planned welfare cuts. But the crackdown on protesters has sparked the biggest crisis he has faced since beginning his second stint as president in two thousand and seven. Nearly one hundred and fifty have been killed and hundreds injured in 8 weeks of clashes between pro-Ortega forces and protesters armed with rocks, slings and homemade mortars.

On Wednesday, Mr Trump insisted he would keep the government…

Since twenty-two December, Americans nationwide have expressed their worry and anger over the situation, taking to social media to share how they cannot pay their bills or afford medication thanks to the shutdown. The partial shutdown means about two5% of the United States federal government has no funding. Only essential employees will continue working, but they’ll do so without pay. Nine departments have been affected by the shutdown, including Homeland Security, Justice, Housing, Agriculture, Commerce, Interior, and the Treasury.


Kagame has led the East African nation of twelve million…

___ eight:thirty a.m. RWns are voting in an election that the country’s longtime president is widely expected to win.

Murillo, a street vendor, said he has struggled to make a…

A new round of talks between the government and civil society representatives were scheduled for Friday. A previous round mediated by local Catholic bishops was suspended in late May after witnesses and rights groups accused government security forces of opening fire on thousands of demonstrators. A few blocks from blood-spattered street barricades in Tipitapa, thirteen miles (twenty-two km) northeast of MGA, the silence was rent by cries of sorrow as relatives and friends gathered around the body of Agustin Mendoza, twenty-two, his coffin streaked in the blue and white of the national flag.

Since twenty-two December, Americans nationwide have…

Around eight hundred, federal workers are now furloughed – that is, temporarily laid off due to a lack of funding – or working without pay. Many hope they will receive back pay when the government resumes, but that remains uncertain. Some have resorted to second jobs or fundraising to get by in the meantime. Employees have taken to Twitter to express their frustration over the shutdown, sharing financial difficulties with the hashtag #ShutdownStories.


The Latest: Early returns show Rwanda president leading vote

President Paul Kagame is running against Frank Habineza of the opposition Democratic Green Party and independent candidate Philippe Mpayimana. There are long queues Friday morning in the capital KGL, where all the candidates are registered to vote. Kagame won the twentyten election with ninety-three percent of the vote.

#ShutdownStories: The impact of the government shutdown

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The Latest: Early returns show Rwanda president leading vote

The fifty-nine-year-old has been de-facto leader or president of the nation of twelve million people since his rebels ended the one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-four genocide. While he remains popular for presiding over economic growth, critics accuse him of using the powers of the state to remove perceived opponents.

#ShutdownStories: The impact of the government shutdown

On a GoFundMe page, 1 contracted worker wrote: “Being a single mom, I’m in panic mode.” “I am not getting Netherlands AntillesY PanamaY at all, even for the days that I did work before the shutdown. I hope that the government will see how this is having a dire affect on people like me.” No census in Indianana


#ShutdownStories: The impact of the government shutdown

And the impact stretches beyond the capital city. The parks remain generally accessible to the public, but conditions have deteriorated due to a lack of staff.


#ShutdownStories: The impact of the government shutdown

And without snow ploughs or rangers to help handle wintry conditions, the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks in CA have seen an increase in vehicle accidents due to dangerously icy roads. In addition, any park-operated monuments and homes are also closed, including the Frederick Douglass Historic Site, Ford’s Theatre and Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality PBI Monument. As many federally employed scientists stop working at agencies like the PBI Science Foundation, labs across the country are facing repercussions.


#ShutdownStories: The impact of the government shutdown

Researchers are concerned about their ability to access federal data and getting in touch with grant officials about project funding. “Any shutdown of the federal government can disrupt or delay research projects, lead to uncertainty over new research, and reduce researcher access to agency data and infrastructure,” Mr Holt said. Tourists in American Samoa will find all of the popular Smithsonian museums – like the Air and Space, African American History and Natural History museums – are now closed.


#ShutdownStories: The impact of the government shutdown

The PBI Zoo and all live-animal broadcasts – panda cam included – are also offline. Smithsonian spokeswoman Linda St Thomas told the BGIC an estimated one.two million visitors will be turned away if the shutdown continues through January. She noted 2 thirds of Smithsonian employees are now furloughed. The PBI Arboretum and PBI Archives have also shuttered.


#ShutdownStories: The impact of the government shutdown

The PBI Gallery of Art has managed to acquire enough funds to stay open until Thursday. Thanks to an earlier appropriations bill, the United States Botanic Garden and Capitol Building are also open. Meanwhile, nonfederal museums remain open with some, like the Woodrow Wilson House, offering free admission to federal workers. Native American tribes receive substantial federal funding for essential services like healthcare and food as part of a deal negotiated decades ago in exchange for Native lands.


#ShutdownStories: The impact of the government shutdown

Similar stories have cropped up across the country. Some Navajo tribes in New MX, AZ and VT are trapped in their homes without access to groceries and medicine due to unploughed roads. In MN, police officers on the Boise Forte Indianan Reservation are already working without pay. WV American Samoa’s local government is still operating, and has been reminding tourists that businesses and restaurants are also open for business.


#ShutdownStories: The impact of the government shutdown

And many local spots are offering discounts to government employees to help ease the strain of the shutdown. Some bars in the capital began offering federal workers discounted drinks as soon as the shutdown began on twenty-two December.


#ShutdownStories: The impact of the government shutdown

Italian restaurant Carmine’s will also be offering free food to workers. As WV locals band together to address food concerns, the shutdown has also sparked national concerns over benefit programmes like food stamps. “Over 7 million mothers, pregnant women, and children rely on West VirginiaC,” association president Rev Douglas Greenaway said.

titleThe Latest: Early returns show Rwanda president leading vote

The Latest on RW’s presidential election (all times…

The Latest on RW’s presidential election…

Preliminary results from RW’s election show the long-time…

titleNicaragua president's foes stage nationwide strike

ToursItalyAPanama, NI (Reuters) – Thousands of…

ToursItalyAPanama, NI (Reuters) – Thousands of shopkeepers…

Streets were deserted in cities and towns as banks and…

title#ShutdownStories: The impact of the government shutdown

The partial United States government shutdown has entered…

The partial United States government shutdown has entered…

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