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Zimbabwe election aftermath – court and funerals

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Twenty-seven members of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) appeared in a Zimbabwe court facing public violence charges after six people...

Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe election

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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former spy chief installed after Robert Mugabe's removal in a coup in November, was elected after a...

Zimbabwe election death toll rises to six

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Zimbabwe police said the death toll a day after clashes between soldiers, police and opposition party supporters doubled to six after three...

Presidential election run-off in the offing for Mali

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Mali's presidential election will go to a run-off poll after President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita failed to get enough votes to win a...

Three killed in Zimbabwe post-election violence

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Zimbabwe police said three people were killed in Harare as soldiers dispersed stone-throwing opposition supporters who accused the ruling party of rigging...

Post-election violence in Zimbabwe condemned

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Observers from the Commonwealth condemned the Zimbabwe army's deadly use of force to break up protests by opposition supporters claiming a presidential...

Malian election convoy attacked, two dead

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Gunmen attacked a convoy carrying election materials in central Mali, triggering a shootout in which four soldiers and eight attackers were killed,...

ZANU-PF wins Zimbabwe election

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The candidate for Zimbabwe's main opposition party accused the ruling ZANU-PF of stealing a presidential and parliamentary election after official figures gave...

Possible presidential run-off in Mali

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The party of Malian presidential candidate Soumaila Cisse said the poll would go to a run-off between Cisse and President Ibrahim Boubacar...

Mortars fired during Mali election

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Militants fired 10 mortar shells around the village Aguelhok in Kidal, including one that exploded near a polling station set up for...

Bemba should not be allowed to run for president – coalition

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Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba should be declared ineligible to stand in a presidential election in December because of a witness tampering...

Spiralling violence in Mali ahead of presidential election

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In the five years since Malians last chose a president, they suffered violence from Islamist militants, Tuareg separatists, drug traffickers, ethnic vigilantes...

SADC electoral observer mission to Zimbabwe

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) this week launched its electoral observer mission for the upcoming Zimbabwe elections. The mission is going to...

Coercion, intimidation claims ahead of Zimbabwe election

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Voter intimidation, threats of violence and coercion including people forced to attend political rallies are being increasingly reported ahead of Zimbabwe's elections...

Former Congolese warlord on DR Congo presidential election

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Former Congolese warlord and vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba believes he would be the best candidate to represent the opposition in December's presidential...

Ghosts of elections past still haunt Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's bid to seal his position in a July 30 election is meant to mark a break with Robert...

Mali election workers end strike

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Election organisers in Mali ended a two-week strike over working conditions, a union said, lifting a threat to a looming vote. Malians are...

Mali election organisers strike

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Election workers in Mali extended a strike, a union representative said, casting further doubt on an election meant to chart a way...

Mnangagwa registers for first post-Mugabe election

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa registered for Zimbabwe's first national elections of the post-Mugabe era, with his main rival Nelson Chamisa hoping to rally...

Zimbabwe election date set

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Zimbabwe will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on July 30 President Emmerson Mnangagwa said, a vote he promises will be free and...

December date proposed for Libya elections

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Rival Libyan factions agreed on a declaration to create a political framework paving the way for UN-backed elections in December to end...

Special election violence courts set up in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe established special courts to deal with cases of political violence, the police said, part of government's drive to curtail unrest and...

Sisi strolls to easy election win

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was re-elected with 97% of the vote, the same proportion the former military commander secured four years...

Egyptian voters slow to the polls

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Egyptian authorities pressed for a high turnout on the second day of a presidential election expected to give President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi...

Sierra Leone police accused of obstruction

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Election authorities in Sierra Leone accused police of intimidating staff and obstructing their work as they prepared for next week's presidential run-off...

Sisi vows to safeguard Egyptian security

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When Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced he was standing for Egypt's highest office four years ago he said it would be his last...

Egypt crackdown paving the way for long term Sisi rule –...

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President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has overseen a crackdown on dissent unprecedented in Egypt and an election next week looks set to return...

Libya too violent for elections this year- Human Rights Watch

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Libya should resist rushing into elections this year because the country is too violent and authorities cannot guarantee freedom of assembly or...

Sisi wanted more challengers in Egyptian election

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President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in an interview he wanted more contenders in next week's presidential election to give voters greater choice,...

Egyptian vote reminds of pre-uprising days

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Abdel Fattah al-Sisi needs no election campaign. The general-turned-president's crackdown on challengers and dissent, which critics say surpasses Egypt's 2011 uprising, has...

DR Congo presidential election on track – Prime Minister

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An election in the Democratic Republic of Congo to replace President Joseph Kabila remains on course for late December Prime Minister, Bruno...

Sisi issues warning as calls to boycott Egypt election mount

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Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned anyone looking to challenge his rule, a day after opposition leaders called for a boycott...

Zimbabwe – elections in four to five months

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Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, a newspaper quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time since independence...

Ex-military chief of staff to stand in Egyptian presidential election

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Former military chief of staff General Sami Anan will run in Egypt's upcoming presidential election, the party he leads said, days after...

Public inquests ordered into killing of Kenyan girl and baby

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Kenya's director of prosecutions ordered public inquests into the alleged killings of a girl and a baby in election-related violence. Police in...

Tight security at Kenya Supreme Court

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The Kenya Supreme Court was preparing to review petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in last month's presidential election, in what may...

DR Congo opposition rejects new presidential election date

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Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition parties rejected a new date for elections to replace President Joseph Kabila, saying it violates the...

DR Congo presidential election date set

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DR Congo's electoral commission announced the long-awaited presidential elections to replace President Joseph Kabila will take place on December 23, 2018. Around...

Petition filed challenging Kenyatta’s election victory

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A former lawmaker filed a petition at Kenya's Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in last month's presidential election in a...

Liberia presidential election on hold

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Liberia's Supreme Court halted preparations for next week's presidential run-off vote between former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai...

Fraud allegation surfaces in Liberia presidential election

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Liberia's Supreme Court has put next week's presidential run-off election on hold until it considers a challenge to first round results by...

Kenya poll “free and fair”

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Kenya's repeat presidential poll was free and fair, the election commission said despite opposition complaints over the vote that led to it...

Kenyans await Odinga’s response to Kenyatta poll victory

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Nervous Kenyans were waiting for the response of opposition leader Raila Odinga to President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in last week's election, which...

One dead in DR Congo clashes

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At least one police officer was killed on Monday in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in clashes between security forces and protesters...

Liberia ruling party backs presidential vote challenge

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Liberia's ruling party, whose candidate finished runner-up in the first round of this month's presidential election, said it would back a legal...

Low voter turn-out in Kenya

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Results of Kenya's presidential election re-run started to trickle in on Friday, with early estimates of the turnout at below 35%, dealing...

US concerned about undermining Kenya presidential vote

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The United States condemned efforts to undermine Kenya's repeat presidential vote, saying both parties in the election were working to interfere with...

Bonfires, shooting and tear gas mar Kenya voting day

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Kenyan police clashed with opposition supporters where burning barricades and gangs of youths prevented voting in some towns in an election re-run,...

Kenyan Supreme Court sealed off

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Kenyan police sealed off the Supreme Court building in the capital on Wednesday as judges prepared to hear a petition to delay...

Kisumu protest

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Around 2,000 Kenyans marched to election board offices in Kisumu on Tuesday, witnesses said, responding to a call from opposition leader Raila...