Togo’s military are out of the barracks and in the streets of the capital Lome and other cities ahead of planned opposition protests on Wednesday which have been banned by the government. At Adewui and the Be-Gakpoto roundabout in Lome where the opposition protest is set to begin, dozens of armed soldiers and gendarmes besieged […]

A senior Kenyan election official resigned from her job a week before a repeat presidential election, saying the election board was under siege and could not hold a credible election. Roselyn Akombe, an election board commissioner, or member of its top panel, cited lack of cohesion among its eight members and the secretariat for her […]

ABUJA — AHEAD of 2019 Presidential and general election, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, assured, yesterday, that card readers would be effectively deployed to avoid pitfalls of  2015 polls. The commission also said it would engage no less than one million adhoc staff for conduct of the election. Speaking in Abuja when he appeared before […]

Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) confirmed on Monday that two polling stations in the Nimba county would be voting today. Voting in the area located in the country’s northeast was disrupted on the day of voting (October 10) leading to a postponement of polls. Chairman of NEC Liberia, Jerome Korkoya, confirmed the repeat poll a day after […]

Ugandan lawmakers brawl over a bill that could create a president-for-life. Tanzania arrests lawmakers and shutters newspapers. And as Kenya tries to rerun a botched election, a ruling party leader says what the country really needs is a benevolent dictator.  East African democracy is not in the best of health. As unrest and crackdowns plague some of the region’s […]

At least 74 percent of results from the October 10 elections have been released by the National Elections Commission with the main contenders still far from attaining the constitutional 50 percent plus one vote required to be declared winner. Saturday’s results, according to the NEC Chairman, Cllr. Jerome Korkoya, were tallied from 3991 of 5390 […]

A long-delayed election in Democratic Republic of Congo to replace President Joseph Kabila cannot take place until at least April 2019, the electoral commission said, a schedule certain to enrage opponents who say Kabila is clinging to power. The polls were originally scheduled for November 2016. The schedule outlined by the electoral commission would torpedo […]

A Kenyan High Court has ruled that the election board should include another candidate in presidential poll re-run ordered by the Supreme Court. Ekuru Aukot, polled less than 1 percent in presidential elections held in August but Justice John Mativo said, “I find nothing to bar the petitioner from contesting the fresh election.” The Independent […]

Togo’s opposition coalition on Tuesday turned down a proposed international mediation effort in relation to a political crisis that has dogged the country since August. A delegation from the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) was due in the country but is likely not to meet opposition parties. It is not known whether the delegation […]

Outgoing Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on Liberians to vote for the one they believe will make the country a better place and not to vote on party, ethnic, religious or tribal lines. She said in a national address on the eve of the October 10 elections that Liberians should only be loyal to their […]

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