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Kismayu Airport Locked-down Ahead of Elections

Kismayu Airport Locked-down Ahead of Elections

The Somalia’s state of Jubbaland on Tuesday evening shut down its main airport in Kismayu, ahead of the scheduled local presidential elections due Thursday. The decision means no aircraft will be allowed to land at the facility until after the vote. The authorities indicated the airport will reopen on Friday, August 23, possibly locking out […]

Zimbabweans Mark Anniversary Of Post-Election Shootings

Zimbabweans Mark Anniversary Of Post-Election Shootings

Zimbabwe’s opposition parties, human rights groups and churches marked the one-year anniversary Thursday of the day when the army killed about a dozen people protesting the delayed release of election results. Members of the crowd say they will continue asking for divine intervention in this southern African nation, where the political landscape has been long […]

Protesters March Against Presidential Poll Results In Malawi

Protesters March Against Presidential Poll Results In Malawi

Scores of protesters are marching against the outcome of a parliamentary election results in Chikwawa central. Protests on elections Supporters of a losing candidate George Chuma said the winning candidate Salim Bagus manipulated the poll results. One of the protesters Joseph Manja said Bagus connived with polling centre officials to manipulate the results. “Since we […]

Malawi Decides – 2019 Presidential Election

Malawi Decides – 2019 Presidential Election

 It’s an achievement in itself that Malawi is holding its sixth multi-party national elections since its transition from dictatorship under former President Kamuzu Banda. Malawi is going to the polls to elect a new president, new members of Parliament and local government representatives. Newly elected officials will serve for the next five years. This is the sixth […]

IEC Warns Against ‘Criminal’ Attempts To Disrupt The Rights Of South Africans To Vote

IEC Warns Against ‘Criminal’ Attempts To Disrupt The Rights Of South Africans To Vote

A day before the elections, the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has once again urged disgruntled South Africans not to disrupt the voting processes and allow people their constitutional right to vote. Giving a final update on their election readiness on Tuesday, IEC chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo called for peace and calm ahead […]

INEC Declares Kano Governorship Election Inconclusive

INEC Declares Kano Governorship Election Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the outcome of Saturday’s governorship election in Kano State as inconclusive. The announcement was made Monday evening by the state’s Returning Officer, Bello Shehu, a professor. Mr Shehu said the election is inconclusive because the number of cancelled votes is higher than the difference in votes scored […]

People With Albinism Protest In Malawi As Attacks Spike Ahead Of Polls In Malawi

People With Albinism Protest In Malawi As Attacks Spike Ahead Of Polls In Malawi

 Protesters took to the streets in Malawi’s capital on Wednesday to demand the government step up protection for people with albinism following a spate of murders and attacks driven by an underground trade in their body parts for black magic.   The march comes amid fears that people with albinism could be at increased risk […]

Bar Parties Without Enough Women On Tickets From Indian Election – Activists Say

Bar Parties Without Enough Women On Tickets From Indian Election – Activists Say

Activists have criticised political parties for failing to adequately address the concerns of women, despite making pledges in successive national elections Political parties with too few women on their tickets should be barred from participation in India’s upcoming national elections, women’s rights groups said as they launched their “Womanifesto” on Wednesday. The 11-point plan – […]

Macky Sall Wins Another Presidential Term

Macky Sall Wins Another Presidential Term

Senegal’s incumbent president, Macky Sall, has been re-elected for another term. The candidate, standing for the Benno Bokk Yaakar coalition, won 58,27 percent of the votes,  according to provisional results released by the Electoral Commission president, Demba Kandji. This results mean there will be no need for a second-round run-off. The commission said 66.23 percent […]

The Story Corner : We Are Going To Court

The Story Corner :  We Are Going To Court

Ladies and gentlemen of this gist nation, I would like to welcome you to our corner once again. I am sure you are wondering what the gist is about, not to worry, I will break it down as usual. Two West African countries had their election last weekend and the gist was all over social […]

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