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Comoros gunfight leaves three dead

Comoros security forces killed at least three gunmen in a shootout at a military base in the capital after renegade soldiers broke out of...

Teargas used to disperse Comoros demonstrators

Police in Comoros used teargas to disperse demonstrators led by opposition leaders protesting against what they said were fraudulent presidential elections, witnesses said. Opposition candidates...

More political party manifestos, nothing concrete on defence issues

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Ahead of the 8 May national and provincial elections, three more political parties have made public their manifestos and, with small exceptions, defence is...

Second presidential term for Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term at the helm of Africa’s largest economy and top oil producer, the electoral commission chairman said...

Nigeria vote delay a reminder of investment risk

A surprise delay in Nigeria’s presidential ballot gave foreign asset managers another reminder of political risk and volatile investment returns in Africa’s biggest economy...

Army to be “ruthless” against tampering in postponed Nigeria vote

President Muhammadu Buhari warned anyone tampering with Nigeria’s postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of incompetence. The Independent National Electoral Commission...

Islamic State attacks Nigerian governor’s convoy

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a convoy carrying a state governor to a rally in north-eastern Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s presidential...

Nigeria election preparations in disarray

Muhammad Suleiman thought it was safe to go home after the army drove Islamist insurgents from his town in north-eastern Nigeria three years ago. In...

Concerns about pre-election violence in Nigeria

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's government accused the main opposition party of planning violence ahead of next month's election in a nation with a history...

AU calls on DR Congo to suspend election result announcement

The African Union called on Democratic Republic of Congo to suspend release of final results of its disputed presidential election due to doubts...

Fayulu appeals DR Congo election result

Lawyers for the runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo's disputed election urged the Constitutional Court in impassioned speeches to order a recount of a...

Opposition candidates banned from Senegal presidential election

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Two of Senegal's best known opposition figures have been barred from running in presidential elections next month, the Constitutional Council said, increasing President Macky...

Second call for DR Congo vote recount

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A second African bloc called for a recount of Democratic Republic of Congo's contested presidential election, raising pressure on Kinshasa to fix a dispute...

Catholic Church rejects DR Congo vote result

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The Catholic Church in DR Congo rejected the official result of the country's presidential election and the loser denounced a "coup", dashing hopes the...

DR Congo election losers cry foul

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Furious supporters of the runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election denounced Thursday's results as a fix, while France said the outcome was...

Small US military contingent sent to Gabon

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President Donald Trump said US military personnel had deployed to Gabon in response to possible violent demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo following...

DR Congo election endorsed – with caveats

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Election monitors from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) said Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election "went relatively well" despite chaotic scenes that prevented...

Live ammunition used at DR Congo election rally

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Police in Democratic Republic of Congo fired teargas and live bullets for a second day on Wednesday to disperse supporters of opposition presidential candidate...

Opposition candidate not present at Nigerian election accord ceremony

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Nigeria's main opposition candidate did not attend a Tuesday event to sign an election agreement stating a commitment to hold a peaceful election early...

Nobel laureate concerned about DR Congo vote

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Presidential elections in Democratic Republic of Congo this month could lead to conflict if they are not free, fair and peaceful and indications show...

Lungu cleared to stand in 2021 Zambian presidential election

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President Edgar Lungu can stand in presidential elections due in 2021 without breaching a constitutional two-term limit, Zambia's top court ruled, rejecting an opposition...

Somalia delays regional vote

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Somalia's South West state will delay a key presidential vote for the third time because it is not sufficiently prepared, the semi-autonomous...

MDC leader maintains “hands are clean” in post-vote violence

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Zimbabwe's main opposition leader told an official inquiry he had not incited supporters to take to the streets in post-election violence that...

Nigerian soldier deaths used in election campaigning

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Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers killed in recent months by Islamist militants who the president vowed to defeat when voted into power in...

Former dissident heads Ethiopian election board

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Ethiopia chose a former exiled dissident to head its election board - part of a shake-up by the new prime minister that...

Second round coming in Madagascan presidential poll

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Former presidents Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana won most votes in Madagascar's presidential election according to provisional results issued on Saturday that...

Buhari launches re-election campaign

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari launched his manifesto on Sunday, hoping his anti-corruption agenda can win him a second term in a February...

Zimbabwe election violence inquiry

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Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said he would only testify before an inquiry into post-election violence that killed six people in August...

SANDF and the 2019 general election

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While a date a not yet been announced for next year's general election, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is ready to...

Two DR Congo opposition leaders support joint election candidate

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A pair of Congolese opposition leaders pulled out of a wider deal to support a single candidate in next month's presidential election,...

Libyan aim should be Spring election

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Libya should start the process to hold an election in Spring 2019 after a national conference to discuss its ongoing conflict, the...

Libyan aim should be Spring election

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Libya should start the process to hold an election in Spring 2019 after a national conference to discuss its ongoing conflict, the...

December election hopes fading for Libya

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The United Nations and Western powers have given up hope Libya will hold elections in the immediate future, focussing on reconciliation first...

Biya wins Cameroon election

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Cameroonian President Paul Biya won re-election by a landslide, official results showed, extending his 36-year rule despite claims from leading opposition candidates...

Court rejects Cameroon election petitions

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Cameroon's Constitutional Council rejected the last of 18 petitions calling for a re-run of the October 7 election the opposition said was...

Cameroon “irregular election” has court sequel

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Opposition candidates who say last week's presidential election in Cameroon was marred by fraud had appeals heard at the country's Constitutional Council...

Narrow win for Nigeria ruling party in state vote

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Nigeria's ruling party narrowly won a key governorship election in south-western Osun state, officials said, suggesting the region that helped sweep President...

Challenges ahead for Kabila successor

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Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila's preferred successor will face a credible election challenge in December from two opposition leaders,...

France still pushing for year-end vote in Libya

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France stuck to its position pushing for elections in Libya by the end of the year shortly after Italy and the UN-backed...

Team to probe Zimbabwe election violence named

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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa named a commission including a South African ex-president and a British human rights lawyer to investigate the death...

No delay in 2020 Ethiopia 2020 vote – PM

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Ethiopia's prime minister said the election due for 2020 would be free and should not be delayed by sweeping reforms to the...

Ruling awaited on Zimbabwe election result

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Zimbabwe's top court will on Friday issue its verdict whether to overturn or uphold President Emmerson Mnangagwa's July 30 election victory, which...

Top Mali court confirms Keita is election winner

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Mali's constitutional court confirmed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's re-election in a run-off ballot, rejecting fraud accusations by the opposition candidate. The decision...

Zimbabwe election challenge in court on August 22

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The Zimbabwean opposition's challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory will be heard in the constitutional court on August 22, the opposition...

Keita wins Mali run-off

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Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won re-election with 67% of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry...

Mnangagwa challenges MDC on election result

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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa filed submissions in the country's highest court opposing a court challenge to his victory by main opposition leader...

Keita claims victory in Mali presidential run-off

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Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won re-election "comfortably" based on his campaign's vote count, his spokesman said, dismissing opposition claims they won....

Move on after post-election unrest, Zimbabweans told

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Zimbabweans should now unite to rebuild the economy and put behind them the election period that saw six...

Ruling party in Sudan backs Bashir

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Sudan's ruling party backs its leader President Omar al-Bashir as a candidate in the 2020 election, state news agency SUNA reported, a...

Chamisa challenges Zimbabwe election result

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Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, filed a court challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory, halting Mnangagwa's planned Sunday inauguration. The...