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Police Search For Motive After 49 Hurt in Zimbabwe Election Blast

Police Search For Motive After 49 Hurt in Zimbabwe Election Blast

Police said on Sunday 49 people were hurt in the explosion at Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s weekend election rally, with the number expected to rise, but they were still searching for a motive for the blast. Mnangagwa came to power in November after a de facto army coup forced his longtime mentor Robert Mugabe to […]

Zimbabwe Sets First Post-Mugabe Elections For July 30

Zimbabwe Sets First Post-Mugabe Elections For July 30

Zimbabwe will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday, a vote he vows will be free and fair with international monitoring after the ouster of 94-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa, who took power after the November military coup against Mugabe, counts on the election to bolster his legitimacy […]

Mali President Confirms He Will Run For Re-Election

Mali President Confirms He Will Run For Re-Election

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced on state TV on Monday that he would run for re-election in a poll scheduled for the end of July. Keita, 73, had been widely expected to run for a second term, but had not confirmed his intention. He faces growing political opposition in the capital Bamako, especially among […]

Tunisians Vote In First Free Municipal EBlections

Tunisians Vote In First Free Municipal EBlections

Tunisians voted on Sunday in their first free municipal elections, another step in a democratic transition that has become marred by disappointment over a lack of jobs and economic opportunities. The Islamist Ennahda and secular Nidaa Tounis parties, which form a coalition at national level, are expected to dominate the polls for 350 municipalities. Tunisia […]

Rant Of The Day – Not On Social Media

Rant Of The Day  – Not On Social Media

Hello Readers,  Welcome to the rant column, I want to use this medium to talk to my fellow Nigerians{ I am beginning to sound like a motivational speaker yeah? lol} to please stop ranting about the ill-gotten state of the country without doing the necessary. The nation we seek for doesn’t exist through rant on […]

Kenya Election Officials Quit, Pressure On Chairman To Go

Kenya Election Officials Quit, Pressure On Chairman To Go

Three Kenyan election officials resigned on Monday, increasing chaos at the electoral Commission following last year’s botched presidential vote that had to be rerun and was then boycotted by the opposition. The resignations leave only two commissioners and the chairman at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) which last week sent its chief executive […]

How Do Women Win Election In 2019? EU Prepares Nigerian Female Politicians For 2019

How Do Women Win Election In 2019? EU Prepares Nigerian Female Politicians For 2019

Nigerian women possess leadership traits needed to drive the nation into prosperity. But to harness these, they must be given the opportunity, according to the Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen. At a seminar on women’s participation in Nigeria’s political process held in Abuja, Ambassador Karlsen said […]

Eight in Ten Congolese Disapprove Of President Kabila – Poll

Eight in Ten Congolese Disapprove Of President Kabila – Poll

Eight in ten Congolese have an unfavourable opinion of President Joseph Kabila – but nearly seven in ten don’t think the December vote to replace him will be fair, according to a published national poll. The survey, conducted last month by the Congo Research Group at New York University and Congolese polling firm BERCI, gives […]

Sisi On Course For Big Election Win, Early Estimates Say

Sisi On Course For Big Election Win, Early Estimates Say

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is on course for a landslide election victory although there was little sign he had achieved the high turnout he sought, according to early estimates after polls closed in a three-day election. Some voters said they had received payments and other inducements to cast their ballots. But with some private […]

Ivorians Vote In Senate Poll Likely To Shore Up President’s Power

Ivorians Vote In Senate Poll Likely To Shore Up President’s Power

Ivorians voted for a new senate on Saturday in a poll likely to shore up President Alassane Ouattara’s grip on power, amidst an opposition boycott, while doing little to relieve ethnic tensions lingering from a decade of crisis. The creation of the upper house, a provision of the new constitution enacted by referendum in late […]

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