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Coronavirus and insurgency don’t stop Mali election

Mali held a long-delayed parliamentary election on Sunday despite an insurgency in the central and northern regions, concerns about coronavirus and the recent kidnapping...

Guinea-Bissau election result disputed

Former prime minister and ex-army general Umaro Cissoko Embalo won Guinea-Bissau’s presidential vote, the electoral commission said while his opponent complained of fraud and...

Voting day protests in Algeria

Thousands took to the streets in Algiers and other cities on Thursday chanting “No vote! We want freedom!” as Algerian authorities held a presidential...

Protesters demand Algerian election be cancelled

A large crowd of protesters marched through central Algiers to demand Thursday’s presidential election be cancelled, chanting they would not vote in a poll...

Former Algerian prime ministers jailed

An Algerian court jailed two former prime ministers for corruption two days before a presidential election which protesters want cancelled. Ahmed Ouyahia, a four...

Final Friday rally ahead of Algeria election

Thousands of Algerians took to the streets on Friday, in a show of strength for their final weekly protest ahead of a presidential election...

Protests in Algeria ahead of election

Young Algerians protesting against a presidential election candidate scuffled with riot police on Wednesday, residents said, as pressure builds between the ruling elite and...

Botswana election result challenged

Botswana’s main opposition party is challenging the results of 16 parliamentary constituencies won by the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in last month’s election,...

Mozambique election result appeal dismissed

Mozambique’s top court dismissed opposition party Renamo’s application to have the results of its recent general election dismissed - a scenario Renamo said could...

Mauritius votes on Thursday

Mauritius’ leader Pravind Kumar Jugnauth is banking on accomplishments including a minimum wage law to win a general election on Thursday but could face...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...