BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan on Wednesday condemned the African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe's "abrupt" move to break their diplomatic ties, while rival China welcomed the defection of one of the self-governing island's small number of allies.
Just 21 countries and governments now have official ties with Taiwan. Most of the world and the United Nations do not formally recognize the island as a condition of maintaining relations with China, which considers Taiwan a part of its territory.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Provisional results show a challenger has won Sao Tome and Principe's presidential runoff election after President Manuel Pinto da Costa boycotted the vote.
The West African island nation's National Electoral Commission said on its website Monday that former prime minister Evaristo Carvalho collected just over 42,000 votes from the former Portuguese colony's about 111,000 registered voters.