Elections

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Eastern Libyan forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar have taken over the streets of the largest Southern city of Sebha. According to them, the offensive is aimed at fighting “terrorists” and foreign armed groups. This could exacerbate political and ethnic tensions in an already chaotic country. More than seven years after the fall of […]

More than 27,000 people have lost their lives since the 2009 Boko Haram uprising in northeastern Nigeria. In Maiduguri, locals desperately want stability to return. Presidential candidates running in the February 16 polls have been campaigning on this issue in this part of the country. At a rally on Wednesday, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar […]

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) on Monday published a scathing open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, criticising him for being “in the belly of the beast which was the [Jacob] Zuma administration”. In a statement issued on the IFP’s official website, Mkhuleko Hlengwa, IFP national spokesperson, writes: “Utterances attributed to you that in Davos you […]

Senegalese voters head to the polls on February 24 to elect a president. The incumbent Macky Sall will be seeking a second mandate after he defeated the then-incumbent Abdoulaye Wade in 2012 to become the fifth president in the country’s history. The vote will be the 11th straight presidential election since Senegal gained independence from […]

Lamuka poll protest thrown out The results were subject to confirmation by the Constitutional Court even if there was no challenge to the outcome. But a challenge was on the cards as Fayulu and the Lamuka coalition filed papers calling for the cancellation of the results. Fayuku had spoken in harsh terms calling the result […]

Algeria’s ruling coalition on Saturday named President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as its candidate for April polls, although the ailing incumbent has yet to officially confirm he will run. “The parties of the presidential coalition nominate Abdelaziz Bouteflika for the upcoming presidential elections,” the four coalition partners said in a statement. In power since 1999, 81-year-old Bouteflika […]

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo is set to make his first foreign trips, the presidency has announced. He will conduct a days’ trip to Angola, Kenya and Congo Republic starting Monday, February 4. Felix Tshisekedi who took office on January 24 became the country’s fifth president taking over from Joseph Kabila. It was […]

South Africa’s largest labour union group, with more than a million and a half members, said on Wednesday it would stage a nationwide strike on Feb. 13 over large-scale layoffs at ailing state-owned firms and at private companies. #Cosatu says threats of job cuts at #Eskom, SABC and others prompts decision to hold nationwide strike. https://t.co/KhpdsGa7RK — Moneyweb News (@Moneyweb) January […]

At least two people were killed and five wounded on Tuesday in a suicide car bomb attack near the ministry of petroleum in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. A security official, Mohamed Abdullahi Tulah, said the car loaded with explosives was parked at a gas station near the Ministry. Witnesses say one of the victims killed […]

Nigeria’s main opposition party has halted its presidential election campaign for 72 hours weeks ahead of the vote in protest at the suspension of the country’s most senior judge by President Muhammadu Buhari, it said on Saturday. Nigeria opposition party pauses election campaign over suspension of judge https://t.co/3wEzxvxL2Z pic.twitter.com/75s01ChkDb — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 26, 2019 “President […]


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