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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 […]

Facebook Beefing Up Team To Thwart Election Manipulation

Facebook Beefing Up Team To Thwart Election Manipulation

Facebook on Monday said it will hire more than 1,000 people to thwart deceptive ads crafted to knock elections off course. The announcement came as the leading social network turned over to Congress some 3,000 Russia-linked ads that appeared to use hot-button issues to turn people against one another ahead of last year’s US election. […]

Uganda: Iganga Votes Woman MP Today

Uganda: Iganga Votes Woman MP Today

Iganga goes to polls today to decide their next District Woman Member of Parliament following the death Grace Hailat Kaudha as NRM looks for its 8th victory out of the dozen by-elections so far held. President Museveni was on Monday in the district to drum up support for the party flag bearer Ms Asinde Brenda […]

South Africa’s Ramaphosa Steps Up Criticism Ahead Of AMC Leadership Vote

South Africa’s Ramaphosa Steps Up Criticism Ahead Of AMC Leadership Vote

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, a leading contender to become head of the ruling ANC in December, stepped up his criticism of the government on Sunday, saying state-owned companies had been “captured” and funds looted from them. Ramaphosa’s remarks during a speech to an African National Congress meeting in the old diamond-mining town of […]

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