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Tigray stages elections in defiance of PM Abiy

Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region on Wednesday went ahead with regional elections in an act of defiance against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who called the...

Tanzanian president Magufuli to face 14 challengers in October elections

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Tanzanian president John Magufuli will face 14 challengers in elections scheduled for this October, the elections board announced on Wednesday, with analysts saying a...

Uganda cracks down on media ahead of elections in 2021, watchdog...

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Uganda’s security forces are cracking down on authors and journalists who challenge the 34-year-old rule of President Yoweri Museveni ahead of elections next year,...

Burundi’s ruling party wins presidential election

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Burundi’s ruling party candidate, retired general Evariste Ndayishimiye, has won the presidential election with 69% of votes cast, the electoral commission said on Monday,...

ISS: Could elections lead to another political crisis in Burundi?

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Burundi’s main opposition candidate in this week’s elections, Agathon Rwasa, exudes confidence. His rallies are well attended despite violence meted out against his party...

ISS: Malawi’s court gives electoral justice in Africa a much-needed boost

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Will this week’s Malawi Constitutional Court ruling to annul last year’s presidential election set a precedent for more bravely independent judicial rulings on other...

ISS: Taking social media at (Face)book value in Africa

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Last week Facebook revealed that it had disabled hundreds of fake accounts that had sought to meddle with the electoral processes of eight African...

Ethiopia ready for elections in 2020

Ethiopia will face problems if it delays its general election beyond the scheduled date of May next year, the prime minister said. “Democracy needs...

Small but rare protests in Egypt after online call for dissent

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Hundreds protested in central Cairo and several other Egyptian cities late on Friday against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, responding to an online call for...

Algerians defiant in first protest since election call

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Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in the centre of Algiers on Friday in the first significant test of the months-old protest movement since...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...