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U.S.: Congo elections 'seriously flawed'updated: Wed Dec 14 2011 17:49:00

The United States called the recent presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo "seriously flawed" but said it was unclear whether the irregularities were enough to change the outcome of the election in the central African country.

Black Cherokees exercise hard-won right to voteupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 14:42:00

The Cherokee Nation had difficulty electing its principal chief, so much so that members called in the Carter Center to observe the most recent vote and judge whether it was free and fair. We normally observe elections only in politically troubled countries abroad but believe that the contentiousness and fundamental voting rights issues at stake -- and not just for the Cherokees -- justified this exceptional mission.

The Cherokee Freedmen fightupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 14:42:00

Cherokee Freedmen, descendents of African slaves, are in a fight over their citizenship rights in the Cherokee Nation.

Opposition party: Liberia election 'was not free and fair'updated: Sun Oct 16 2011 13:24:00

Opposition parties are protesting Liberia's election results, claiming irregularities in the voting process, but are ready to participate in a runoff next month, a spokesman for one party said Sunday.

Liberian president leads in early election resultsupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 16:21:00

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf may be headed for a runoff election, early results released Thursday by the National Elections Commission indicate.

Argentina's President Fernandez announces plans to seek re-electionupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 19:32:00

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced plans to run for re-election.

Former President Carter to visit Cubaupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 12:55:00

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will travel Monday to Havana, Cuba, for a visit at the invitation of the Cuban government, the Carter Center announced Friday.

Thousands vote in Southern Sudan as violence flares in disputed regionupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 02:34:00

Thousands more people streamed to polling places in a historic referendum on independence for Southern Sudan on Monday even as violence flared in a disputed region between north and south.

First day of Sudan voting goes off wellupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 11:17:00

Tens of thousands of people across Southern Sudan went to the polls Sunday in a historic referendum that an international election observer said appeared to have been well-handled.

Conde declares 'a new era' in Guineaupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 19:30:00

Alpha Conde said Monday in a speech to supporters at his home that his victory in last week's presidential runoff will result in "a new era" for Guinea.

How fight against Guinea worm was wonupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 12:23:00

It's a disease that has plagued Africans for decades, now medical researchers believe they are on their way to eradicating it.

Eradicating Guinea worm in Sudanupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 12:23:00

With help from The Carter Center, Guinea worm disease is close to eradication around the world.

Jimmy Carter discharged from Cleveland hospitalupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 15:12:00

Former President Jimmy Carter left a hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday afternoon after spending two days recovering from a gastric viral infection.

Jimmy Carter discharged from hospitalupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 15:12:00

Former President Jimmy Carter waves to the media as he leaves a Cleveland hospital after falling ill during a book tour.

Jimmy Carter recovering from likely viral infection, doctors sayupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 19:09:00

Former President Jimmy Carter, spending a second night at a Cleveland, Ohio, hospital, is recovering from a likely viral infection, according to a joint statement Wednesday from the hospital and the Carter Center.

Obama checks in on Jimmy Carterupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 19:09:00

President Obama tells reporters in New Mexico that he will call hospitalized former President Jimmy Carter.

Jimmy Carter will spend night in Cleveland hospitalupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 17:29:00

Former President Jimmy Carter, who had an upset stomach during a flight to Cleveland, Ohio, will spend the night in the hospital before resuming his book tour Wednesday, the Carter Center said in a statement.

Jimmy Carter hospitalized in Clevelandupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 17:29:00

Former President Jimmy Carter is under observation at a Cleveland hospital after developing an upset stomach on a flight.

Guinea's first free election praised for transparencyupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 09:30:00

International observers Monday applauded the first free presidential election in Guinea in more than 50 years, saying it was democratic, inclusive and transparent.

Carter Center condemns attack on aid ship bound for Gazaupdated: Sat Jun 05 2010 12:06:00

The Carter Center, founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to advance human rights and alleviate suffering, condemned Israel's attack on a ship carrying humanitarian supplies to Gaza as "unprovoked and illegal."

Sudan can rid world of a horrible diseaseupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 13:06:00

Oppressed by war and poverty for generations, the Sudanese have struggled with terrible hardships. But the people of this vast country have a narrow window of hope to achieve progress by ridding both their nation and the world of a horrible disease forever.

Report: Sudan election 'short of international standards'updated: Tue Apr 20 2010 08:57:00

Sudan's first multiparty elections in more than two decades fell short of international standards, the United States, United Kingdom and Norway said, echoing an earlier report by the Carter Center.

Sudan elections flawed, but a first step, observers sayupdated: Sat Apr 17 2010 20:25:00

Sudan's first multiparty elections in 24 years, which wrapped up earlier this week, fell short of international standards but should be recognized as an important step forward for the nation, observers said Saturday.

Sudan eagerly waits to voteupdated: Sat Apr 17 2010 20:25:00

CNN's David McKenzie travels to Sudan to cover historic national elections.

Carter press secretary Powell deadupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 00:01:00

Jody Powell, who served as press secretary for President Jimmy Carter, has died, a spokesman for the Carter Center said. He was 65.

Bolivians vote on new constitutionupdated: Sun Jan 25 2009 23:33:00

Bolivians were on their way Sunday night to overwhelmingly approving a new constitution that would allow leftist President Evo Morales to run for another term later this year, unofficial preliminary results indicate.

Bolivia votes for new constitutionupdated: Sun Jan 25 2009 23:33:00

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout speaks with journalist Martin Arostegui about Bolivia's referendum.

Commentary: A victory for democracy in Africaupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 17:24:00

Supporters of democracy around the world can celebrate the January 7 inauguration of Ghana's new president, professor John Evans Atta Mills, who defeated the leader of the incumbent party in a December 28 runoff election by a mere 41,566 votes out of 9,001,478.

Former Attorney General Griffin Bell diesupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 12:49:00

Griffin Bell, who served as attorney general in the Carter administration, has died, according to the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 90.

Ghana presidential runoff set for December 28updated: Thu Dec 11 2008 02:39:00

A presidential runoff election in Ghana will be held December 28, the nation's electoral commission announced Wednesday.

Commentary: U.S. must lead world on human rightsupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 08:49:00

It has been heartening to witness the outpouring of worldwide enthusiasm over the election of Barack Obama as the next president of the United States, a transformational moment for our country.

Little progress, many holes in kids' mental health systemupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 17:08:00

As mental health advocates, policy makers, practitioners, educators and researchers gathered at the Carter Center to discuss the progress in addressing American children's mental health needs, a drama of sorts was reaching its conclusion halfway across the country.

Mexico suspects ex-drug czar took huge bribes from traffickersupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 11:31:00

Mexican authorities have detained the country's former drug czar on suspicion that he may have accepted $450,000 a month in bribes from drug traffickers, Mexico's attorney general said Friday.

Letter from captive Israeli soldier given to parentsupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 05:50:00

The parents of a captive Israeli soldier received a letter from their son Monday, according to the Carter Center, which arranged delivery of the message.

Top Carter aide Hamilton Jordan dead at 63updated: Tue May 20 2008 23:41:00

Hamilton Jordan Sr., campaign adviser and chief of staff under President Carter, died Tuesday of cancer, his family said. He was 63.

Carter Center advisers resign over bookupdated: Thu Jan 11 2007 12:57:00

Former President Jimmy Carter's controversial book and subsequent remarks about the Israel-Palestinian conflict have prompted the resignations of 14 people from an advisory board of the Carter Center, the 25-year-old Atlanta-based humanitarian organization.

CNNMoney: Jimmy Carter sells a cabinet for $1Mupdated: Sun Feb 05 2006 08:13:00

A U.S. president's cabinet can indeed be bought, if you've got enough money.

Troops, demonstrators clash in Venezuelan capitalupdated: Fri Feb 27 2004 15:47:00

National Guard troops clashed Friday with tens of thousands of antigovernment demonstrators trying to reach the site of a summit of developing nations in downtown Caracas.

Venezuela opposition pushes for speedy recallupdated: Fri Feb 13 2004 22:05:00

Tens of thousands of opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez took to the streets of the capital Saturday to protest delays in the verification of their petitions for a recall election.

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