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Mali President Keita Wins Re-election With 67 Pct of Vote

Mali President Keita Wins Re-election With 67 Pct of Vote

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won re-election with 67 percent of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday. The victory hands Keita a second five-year term in the mostly desert West African country where militant violence and claims of fraud by the opposition marred […]

Zimbabwe’s Chamisa Challenges Election Result; Inauguration Halted

Zimbabwe’s Chamisa Challenges Election Result; Inauguration Halted

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, filed a court challenge on Friday against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election victory, halting Mnangagwa’s planned Sunday inauguration. The first election since Robert Mugabe was forced to resign after a coup in November had been expected to end Zimbabwe’s pariah status and launch an economic recovery but post-election unrest has […]

Bullet-Train Pledge, Splits Cost Zimbabwe Opposition in Vote

Bullet-Train Pledge, Splits Cost Zimbabwe Opposition in Vote

As Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa considers mounting a legal challenge to last week’s election results, he’s also counting the cost of fissures within his alliance and campaign pledges that made him appear out of touch with voters. Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the parliamentary and presidential ballots has left Chamisa’s Movement for Democratic Change without […]

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 […]

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