Voting in the northern Sudanese state of Southern Kordofan was “generally peaceful and credible,” though there were some “irregularities” and “heightened insecurity,” said the Atlanta-based Carter Center .
Dan Gertler’s bearded face lights up as he looks out the helicopter window. Below, an installation twice the size of Monaco rises from a clearing in the central African forest, where it transforms ore mined from the ochre earth into sheets of copper.
Egypt has refused to authorize permits for eight U.S. non-governmental organizations, including the Carter Center, saying their work runs counter to the country’s sovereign interests, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported.
Egyptians cast ballots for their first president since Hosni Mubarak was ousted last year, in a runoff election widely portrayed as a choice between reviving the old regime and endorsing a new Islamist one.