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Ethiopia delays referendum on new independent region

Members of the Sidama ethnic group must now wait several months longer for a referendum that could lead to the setting up of a new independent region

New Caledonia rejects independence from France

Some 18 000 kilometres from the French mainland, New Caledonia is home to a quarter of the world's known supplies of nickel

No ‘Brexit dividend’ for cash-strapped UK ― experts

Since the referendum, according to official data, economic growth has slowed to a snail's pace

Turkey: Referendum victory could hand power on a plate to President Tayyip Erdogan

Constitutional changes transform Turkey from a parliamentary system to an executive presidency with more powers

Britain to formally launch European Union exit on March 29

The state will become the first to leave the intergovernmental body after its citizens voted by a 52% majority to leave.

Kagame could rule until 2034 – if Rwandans vote yes

An amendment to the Constitution could allow Rwandan President Paul Kagame to run for a third seven-year term, based on the results of a referendum.

Gay poll: Irish could go either way

Surveys favour a yes vote in the referendum but activists fear the public may yet spring a shock defeat.

Scottish referendum: Youngest voters have their say

As the Scots vote on their independence, a photo essay shows first-time voters who will celebrate their birthdays on the day of the referendum.

Abyei vote count to determine Sudan or South Sudan status begins

Ballots have been counted in an unofficial referendum in the flashpoint Abyei region to decide if it lies in Sudan or South Sudan.

Zim constitution has vote, but little backup

Zimbabwe's new law will mean nothing without implementation, writes Gwinyayi Dzinesa.

Zim: Crackdown on opposition ends period of goodwill

Harassment of the opposition and other activists in Zimbabwe puts Zanu-PF's commitment to the Constitution in doubt.

Unofficial results show Zim vote in favour of new referendum

Unendorsed results have shown Zimbabweans voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new constitution that would trim President Robert Mugabe's powers.

Zim: Tsvangirai condemns arrest of aides

The arrest of his aides is intimidation by political rivals in the run-up to general elections, says Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

First count gives Zim’s draft constitution the go-ahead

Zimbabweans have appeared to give widespread backing to a new constitution that will curb veteran President Robert Mugabe's powers.

Zim Constitution is something small to celebrate

It provides an expansive Bill of Rights with citizen capacities to enforce those rights in law.

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