Elections

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Islamic State claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack on the convoy of a state governor who was headed to a rally in northeastern Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s presidential election. The group said in a statement on its Amaq news agency that 42 people were killed in Tuesday’s attack on Borno state’s governor. Official sources […]

African nations, which host more than 20 million people forced to flee their homes, must enforce international agreements to better protect and provide opportunities for those escaping conflict and disaster, aid groups said on Tuesday. Refugees and internally displaced people topped the agenda at the African Union’s (AU) annual heads of state summit, which ended […]

Internally displaced persons in northeastern Nigeria hope priority will be given to education as Africa’s most populous nation head to the polls on Saturday February 16. “We want the president to give good education for our children because we are displaced people. We come from different villages and our children do not have good education. […]

Several popular musicians and entertainers in Nigeria have shared their views about the forthcoming election, including endorsing their preferred candidates and urging their fans to honor their votes. Politicians employ several strategies during election cycles as they seek to sell their manifestos and garner the most votes. Some of these strategies include securing endorsements from popular entertainers who […]

Nigeria had more than 70 candidates for president when campaigning began for Saturday’s elections. But only those from the two main parties – President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice president Atiku Abubakar – have a real shot at leading Africa’s most populous nation. Buhari, 76, made history in 2015 as the first person to democratically […]

Issue like the forceful displacement of persons, peace and security were the center of deliberations among others at the 32nd African Union summit as highlighted by the African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki. The Union also deliberated on the ongoing AU institutional reform and continental free trade treaty among other projects and initiatives. Moussa Faki, […]

The African Union (AU) is aiming to hold an international conference on the Libya crisis in July this year, with the aim of holding elections in October. A statement released by the AU on Monday said it would like to hold “an international conference on reconciliation in Libya under the auspices of the AU and […]

*Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took up the chairmanship of the 55-member African Union (AU) from Rwandan leader, Paul Kagame at its 32nd ordinary session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday. During his tenure, el-Sissi is expected to concentrate on security and financial reform, but with no great plans to strengthen the AU’s multilateral powers. Instead, […]

The EFF claims MP Marshall Dlamini’s apparent slapping of a police officer after Thursday evening’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) was in response to a right-wing threat against the life of their leader, Julius Malema. Meanwhile, Parliament condemned Dlamini’s alleged assault in the “strongest terms” and said the officer laid charges. This, after video […]

Algeria’s ailing president has announced that he will seek a fifth five-year term in April’s election in the gas-rich North African nation. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika made the announcement via Algeria’s official APS news agency on Sunday. He has faced questions over whether he is fit enough to remain in office after two decades in charge. The 82-year-old […]


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