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LOUD WHISPERS: A Need For AtiLEARN

LOUD WHISPERS: A Need For  AtiLEARN

My late father was once the Honorary Secretary-General of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control, a position he held for many years. Some of the boxers the Board was set up to regulate used to come to our house, and it was rather amusing to listen to their boasts about how they would beat this […]

Tunisians Vote For New President

Tunisians Vote For New President

Tunisians voted Sunday to select their next president among some two dozen candidates with unofficial results suggesting two outsider candidates are ahead. More than seven million people were eligible to cast their ballot in what is only the North African country’s second free presidential election, eight years after its so-called Jasmine Revolution. A steady stream […]

Abdelkader Bensalah Announces July 4 Presidential Election

Abdelkader Bensalah Announces July 4 Presidential Election

Algerians will head to the polls to vote for a new president on July 4. It comes after former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika ended his 20-year reign following mass protests. Algeria’s newly appointed interim President Abdelkader Bensalah on Wednesday announced the country would head to polls on July 4 to vote for a new president. Bensalah […]

The Race for Nigeria’s Presidency in 2019

The Race for Nigeria’s Presidency in 2019

Nigerians will on Feb. 16 choose between two septuagenarians to lead Africa’s largest democracy: President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice president Atiku Abubakar. The pair have run for president nine times between them. There are more than 60 other candidates, though their chances of winning are slim as the wealth and patronage networks of the […]

Algeria Sets Presidential Election For April 18

Algeria Sets Presidential Election For April 18

Algeria on Friday said its presidential elections will hold on April 18, ending speculation that the vote could be postponed. “Bouteflika has issued a decree tasking an electoral commission with preparing for the April 18 polls,” the presidency said in a statement. It is not clear yet, if incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a […]

Ivory Coast’s Ruling Coalition Wins Majority in Local Vote

Ivory Coast’s Ruling Coalition Wins Majority in Local Vote

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s ruling alliance won a majority in local elections that were contested by its former coalition partner as political divisions in the world’s biggest cocoa grower widen ahead of a 2020 presidential vote. Ouattara’s Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace took 92 municipalities in the Oct. 13 election, the electoral […]

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 […]

Concede Defeat! Opposition Party Tells President Mahama

Concede Defeat! Opposition Party Tells President Mahama

Ghana’s main opposition party claimed that it has a strong lead in the elections and has called on President John Mahama to concede defeat in comments dismissed as “treasonable” by the incumbent’s campaign team. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) said its candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, has won at least 52 per cent of the vote according […]

Court Strikes Out suit Challenging Buhari’s School Certificate

Court Strikes Out suit Challenging Buhari’s School Certificate

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, has, struck out a suit challenging the veracity of the academic credentials of President Muhammadu Buhari. Justice Adeniyi Ademola held that by “section 50(2) of the federal high court civil procedure rules the matter is hereby struck out”. The plaintiff, a legal practitioner, Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, filed a […]

Elizabeth Warren Endorses Hillary Clinton

Elizabeth Warren Endorses Hillary Clinton

Elizabeth Warren endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Thursday and called on Democrats to unite behind her. “I’m ready to get in this fight and work my heart out for Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States and to make sure that Donald Trump never gets any place close to […]

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