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Malians to vote next February

Mali will hold legislative and presidential elections on February 27 next year to restore a democratic government after last year's military coup, the transitional...

ISS: A third election without main opposition parties in Benin

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Political exclusion ahead of the vote is a strategy by incumbents in West Africa to guarantee re-election. On 11 April, Benin will hold its seventh...

Kenyan court says police to blame for death of girl after...

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A Kenyan inquest has ruled that police are to blame for the death of a 9-year-old girl during violence after the 2017 elections, saying...

Central African Republic votes amid tight security after December violence

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Almost all polling stations in Central African Republic were able to open for a second round of parliamentary elections on Sunday, the electoral body...

Central African Republic braces for tense elections amid conflict

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Central African Republic will vote in a second round of parliamentary elections on Sunday under high security after a surge in rebel violence surrounding...

Deadly protests rock Niger over contested election result

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Supporters of the losing presidential candidate in Niger set several buildings on fire, burnt tyres and threw rocks at the police on Thursday, as...

ISS: CAR elections expose the depth of the country’s crisis

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Is more robust engagement needed to neutralise armed groups unwilling to give peace a chance? On 27 December 2020, citizens of the Central African Republic...

ISS: Elections and instability as Africa enters 2021

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With ten presidential elections and persistent governance problems, the continent faces another trying year. No fewer than ten presidential elections are planned for 2021 –...

ISS: Niger’s elections are unlikely to break the political deadlock

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As the polls approach, deep divisions focus more on candidates’ personal backgrounds than Niger’s security and development challenges. On 13 and 27 December, some 7.4 million Nigeriens...

Ivory Coast president scores landslide win, opposition cries foul

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has provisionally won a third term in office with 94.27% of the vote, the electoral commission announced early on...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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