C. Africa elections postponed to December 30

Central African Republic presidential candidate Agustin Agou waves at supporters during a campaign rally in Bangui on December 25, 2015 ahead of the country's presidential electionLong-delayed elections in volatile Central African Republic that are key to ending years of brutal sectarian unrest were postponed Friday for three days until December 30. The postponement was due to problems sending ballot papers to voting centres outside the capital Bangui in time for an election this weekend — a reflection of the difficulties the poverty-stricken country faces in its bid to return to peace and normalcy. “For technical reasons the first round of the presidential and legislative elections scheduled for Sunday 27 December 2015 is delayed until Wednesday December 30 2015,” the country’s National Election Authority (ANE) said Friday.

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