Opposition party Independent Democratic Action (AID) was a clear winner of municipal elections in Sao Tome and Principe, making the AID a strong contender emerge as the winner in parliamentary elections coming up in August. That could put former Prime Minister and party leader Patrice Trovoada back in charge, effectively if not directly. AFP (French)
Some firing squads are all issued with blank cartridges with the exception of one person. This helps alleviate personal responsibility for the execution squad.