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Gambia police disperse protesters contesting president’s re-election

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Gambian police fired tear gas on Monday to disperse supporters of losing presidential candidate Ousainou Darboe who had taken to the streets outside the...

World powers to push Libya election in Paris meeting

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World powers will push for sanctions against anyone who disrupts Libya’s electoral process and political transition, according to draft conclusions of a conference they...

Libyan premier to run for president as election turmoil grows

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The head of Libya's national unity government plans to run for president next month, according to a senior official, an apparent breach of a...

Mali tells UN it will confirm post-coup election date in December

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Mali's interim authorities will confirm a date for post-coup elections after national reform consultations in December, a representative of a UN Security Council delegation...

Zambia counting votes with internet restrictions still in force

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Zambia prepared on Friday to begin announcing results of a tight presidential election between top contenders President Edgar Lungu and main rival Hakainde Hichilema...

Somalia to hold indirect election on 10 October, Prime Minister says

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Somalia will indirectly pick a new president on 10 October, the prime minister said on Tuesday, potentially easing a political crisis brought on by...

ISS: Zimbabwe’s notorious youth service revived ahead of election season

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With anti-government activism on the rise, ZANU-PF sets its sights on winning the critical youth vote in 2023. Zimbabwe’s infamous National Youth Service (NYS), dubbed...

Somalia’s opposition cease recognising president as election row escalates

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An alliance of Somali opposition parties proposed the creation of a national council of lawmakers, opposition leaders and civil society to govern the Horn...

Ugandan opposition says troops raid its offices amid election challenge

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Bobi Wine, leader of Uganda’s main opposition party, said troops raided its headquarters on Monday as staff tried to prepare a legal challenge to...

Uganda’s Museveni takes early election lead as rival alleges fraud

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Long-time leader Yoweri Museveni took an early lead in Uganda’s presidential election according to preliminary results on Friday, though his main rival said there...

US cancels its observation of Uganda’s presidential election

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The United States has cancelled its observation of Uganda’s presidential election because most of its accreditation requests were denied and said Thursday’s vote would...

Ten presidential candidates call for election re-run in Central African Republic

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Ten defeated presidential candidates in the Central African Republic are calling for the result of a 27 December election to be annulled and the...

The main candidates in Uganda’s presidential election

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Ugandans vote on 14 January in a presidential election that pits Yoweri Museveni, Africa’s fourth-longest ruling head of state, against ten other candidates, including...

Central African Republic President Touadera wins re-election

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President Faustin-Archange Touadera has won Central African Republic’s 27 December presidential election by securing more than 53% of votes in the first round, according...

Burkina Faso holds election under looming threat of violence

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Polls closed in Burkina Faso on Sunday after a presidential and parliamentary election dominated by the threat of Islamist violence that prevented voting in...

After Ivory Coast election, fighting comes to a once-calm town

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Before last month’s presidential election, M’Batto in central Ivory Coast was a small, peaceful town where ethnic groups intermarried and churches and mosques existed...

ISS: Côte d’Ivoire should learn lessons from past election crises

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A failure to link current and past electoral problems is leading the country down a democratic dead end. The crisis in Côte d’Ivoire has considerably...

Guinea president retains election lead as protests turn deadly

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Guinea’s President Alpha Conde retained his lead on Wednesday in provisional results from the 18 October election, beating his challengers in 14 constituencies out...

Somali president names newcomer Roble premier as elections loom

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Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has picked political newcomer Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister, his office said on Friday, cementing power around the...

Ivory Coast wants violence to end before election

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s government reached out to his main opponents and religious leaders to intervene and ease tensions following his decision to...

Regional party wins Tigray election

The regional ruling party won a landslide election victory in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, officials said, as confrontation looms with national authorities who branded...

Mali protest leader steps back as coup leaders promise election

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One of Mali’s most influential power brokers, Mahmoud Dicko, will withdraw from politics, his spokesman said, after a meeting on Wednesday with leaders of...

Malawi presidential re-run moved forward to 23 June

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Malawi will go to the polls on 23 June, a week earlier than initially ordered by the courts, which annulled President Peter Mutharika’s narrow...

Burundi police detain more than 200 opposition election observers

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Burundian police detained more than 200 opposition electoral observers during this week’s election, the spokesman for the main opposition National Freedom Council (CNL) told...

Ethiopian region planning election

Ethiopia’s Tigray region plans to hold elections, its main party said, setting it on a collision course with the federal government and testing the...

Ethiopia election postponed

Ethiopia postponed parliamentary elections scheduled for August due to the coronavirus outbreak, the electoral board said in, a move endorsed by key opposition parties. The...

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...

Nyusi retains power in Mozambique

Mozambique incumbent President Filipe Nyusi won a landslide victory in an election it was hoped would calm tensions in a nation soon to become...

Ruling party wins Botswana election

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) won the general election securing 29 national assembly seats, representing 51% of the vote, the chief justice announced. ...

Reject Mozambique election result call

Mozambique’s former guerrilla movement Renamo urged citizens to join it rejecting preliminary results of last week’s general election, citing fraud as incumbent President Filipe...

Votes being counted in Mozambique

Counting was underway in Mozambique on Tuesday in an election which the president said should anchor peace, while his opposition warned against result manipulation. ...

Mozambicans vote

Mozambicans voted on Tuesday in an election that could test a fragile two-month-old peace deal between the ruling Frelimo party and its old civil...

Election preview – Mozambique

Mozambique is due to hold presidential, provincial and legislative elections on Tuesday, two months after the country’s two largest parties signed a peace deal...

Political deadlock in Tunisia after election

Tunisia faced political deadlock after Sunday’s election delivered a fragmented parliament and no obvious path to forming a government that must urgently address chronic...

Moves to limit Algiers protests

Algeria’s army chief ordered buses and cars bringing protesters to the capital stopped and seized, the latest measure aimed at quelling weekly demonstrations demanding...

Algerians march against election

Tens of thousands of Algerians marched in the capital to demand the rest of the ruling elite follow former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and quit...

UN warns of Burundi atrocities ahead of election

Burundi is at risk of a new wave of atrocities as it approaches a 2020 election with an unresolved political crisis and a presidency...

Second Jubbaland presidential term for Madobe

The president of Jubbaland, a Somali region critical to East Africa’s fight against al Shabaab militants, won a fresh term the parliamentary speaker said...

No access to Kismayo ahead of election

Southern Somali state Jubbaland blocked access to the capital Kismayo and its main airport ahead of Thursday’s vote to elect a president of the...

Ethiopia national election next year

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition said a national election will be held next year, defying concerns over security and displacement in the Horn of Africa country...

Mauritanians go to the polls

Mauritanians will vote for a new president on Saturday in what is expected to be the West African country’s first peaceful transfer of power...

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