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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 […]

Mali Votes in Run-off Amid Heavy Security To Counter Militant Threat

Mali Votes in Run-off Amid Heavy Security To Counter Militant Threat

Malians voted in a run-off presidential election on Sunday but observers reported that turnout was low, with several polling stations coming under attack from armed men and one election official killed. Thousands of soldiers were mobilised to provide security following an inconclusive first round last month that was marred by militant attacks and opposition accusations […]

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 […]

Congo’s Bemba Should Be Declared Ineligible For Dec Election – Ruling Coalition

Congo’s Bemba Should Be Declared Ineligible For Dec Election – Ruling Coalition

Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba should be declared ineligible to stand in a presidential election in December because of a witness tampering conviction at The Hague, President Joseph Kabila’s ruling coalition said on Friday. The constitutional court decides who can contest the election and the coalition has no formal role but its view is likely […]

Congo Contenders: The Key Figures Expected to Run for President

Congo Contenders: The Key Figures Expected to Run for President

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila evoked former dictator Mobutu Sese Seko when he addressed lawmakers anxious to hear whether he’ll run for president again. “I know why there is some tension in the room,” he told the packed chambers of parliament in the capital, Kinshasa, on July 20. “It’s because there are those […]

Ethiopia Prime Minister Calls For Multiparty Democracy – Chief of Staff

Ethiopia Prime Minister Calls For Multiparty Democracy – Chief of Staff

  Ethiopia must pursue multiparty democracy, the prime minister’s chief of staff said on Sunday in what could be the latest in a series of momentous changes sweeping the country. The country allows competing parties but all parliamentary seats are held by the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, which has maintained tight control in the […]

Congo’s Kabila Says Election On Track But Stays Mum On Own Future

Congo’s Kabila Says Election On Track But Stays Mum On Own Future

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila said in a speech on Thursday that a presidential election in December would go ahead as planned, but he declined to say whether he would defy term limits to stand for re-election.   Kabila is barred by the constitution from seeking a third term in the election but […]

Malawi Opposition Calls For President To Resign Over Graft Allegations

Malawi Opposition Calls For President To Resign Over Graft Allegations

Malawi’s main opposition party on Monday called for President Peter Mutharika to resign over allegations he received a kickback from a $4 million government contract. Mutharika has called the allegations “fake news” designed to smear him ahead of an election next year. The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) added its voice to that of civil society […]

Egyptian Court Delays Verdict in Mass Trial Over Rabaa Sit-in

Egyptian Court Delays Verdict in Mass Trial Over Rabaa Sit-in

An Egyptian court on Saturday delayed a final ruling in a case against 739 people involved in a 2013 sit-in protest that was broken up by security forces, saying defendants could not be transferred to the court due to “security concerns”. The case, which involves top leaders of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, including the group’s […]

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 […]

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