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2019: Nigeria’s Emerging Political Leaders

A strong indication of both the quality and failure of politics in Nigeria, as the people look forward to the next general elections in 2019, is the manner in which virtually “every” Nigerian believes that he or she is good enough to be President of Nigeria. This may speak to a deepening of political consciousness, […]

Mali Vows to Stabilize Militant-Hit Region Before Elections

Mali Vows to Stabilize Militant-Hit Region Before Elections

Mali will deploy additional troops to its central region in a bid to halt an escalation of Islamist militant attacks as pressure mounts to stabilize the West African nation before elections later this year. “Our biggest concern is the security of central Mali,” Security Minister Salif Traore said Monday in an interview in the capital, […]

INEC Presents Certificates To 21 Newly Registered Political Parties

INEC Presents Certificates To 21 Newly Registered Political Parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday in Abuja presented certificates of registration to the 21 newly registered political parties. The registration of the 21 new political parties was approved by the commission on Dec. 14, 2017, bringing the number of registered parties in the country to 68. The political parties are All Blending Party, […]

To Avoid Chaos In The Election,We Must Tread Carefully – Analysts

To Avoid Chaos In The Election,We Must Tread Carefully – Analysts

  Court challenges, allegations of vote rigging and outbreaks of violence — South Africa’s ruling party is in disarray less than three weeks before it’s scheduled to choose a new leader to replace President Jacob Zuma. The struggle for power has spawned such disorder that some analysts question whether the African National Congress can hold […]

Organization for Women And Children Prepare Women For 2023 Elections

Organization for Women And Children Prepare Women For 2023 Elections

As part of efforts to ensure increased female participation in politics, a local nongovernmental organization (NGO) Organization for Women and Children (ORWOCH) yesterday held a roundtable discussion with women groups and representative candidates who did not win the October 10 Presidential and Legislative polls. The roundtable discussion held at the organization’s headquarters in Fiamah, Sinkor, […]

INEC Vows To Sanction Parties Over Excess Campaign Funds

INEC Vows To Sanction Parties Over Excess Campaign Funds

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said it would, henceforth, wield the big stick on any political party that overshoots the legal ceiling for campaign funding. This is as the commission revealed that about eight million Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, were yet to be collected by their respective owners. […]

Kenya Electoral Official Quits Saying Vote Won’t Be Credible

Kenya Electoral Official Quits Saying Vote Won’t Be Credible

A top Kenyan electoral official resigned and fled the East African nation a week before a scheduled rerun of an annulled presidential vote, saying it won’t be credible. Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission staff face intimidation by political actors and protesters, senior personnel are serving partisan interests and the training of presiding officers is being […]

Liberia’s Weah, Boakai Step Closer to Presidential Runoff Vote

Liberia’s Weah, Boakai Step Closer to Presidential Runoff Vote

Former A.C. Milan soccer starter George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai are closer to running in a second-round vote in Liberia’s presidential election as they have the most votes with 74 percent of polling stations tallied. Weah had 39.2 percent of the vote and Boakai got 29.6 percent, with about 1.1 million ballots counted, […]

Kenya Vote In Balance As Crisis Deepens After Odinga Quits

Kenya Vote In Balance As Crisis Deepens After Odinga Quits

Kenya lurched deeper into political crisis on Wednesday as a court ruling and a parliamentary vote appeared to ease Uhuru Kenyatta’s path to a second term as president, a day after his rival quit an election they were to contest. Kenyatta and Raila Odinga were due to face off in a repeat election on Oct. […]

Congo Elections Won’t Be Held Before April 2019

Congo Elections Won’t Be Held Before April 2019

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo that were due last year won’t be held before April 2019, the electoral commission said, a delay that undermines a pact President Joseph Kabila’s supporters made with his political opponents for him to step down this year. The commission said in a statement that it will need 504 […]

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