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Gaddafi’s son registers for presidential election

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The son of Libya's late leader Muammar al-Gaddafi registered as a candidate in the country's first direct presidential election next month. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was...

Six killed in Ivory Coast town ahead of presidential election

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At least six people have been killed in a port town in southern Ivory Coast this week, the mayor said on Thursday, as supporters...

Guinea opposition candidate claims victory, violence erupts

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Guinea opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo said on Monday he had won the first round of the 18 October presidential election, but his claim...

Guinea military base attacked two days before presidential election

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Armed men attacked a military base in western Guinea overnight, killing the camp’s commander, the defence minister said on Friday, two days before the...

Malawi’s opposition appears to win presidential election re-run

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Malawi opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has what appears to be an unassailable lead in a presidential election re-run, with 60% of the vote, according...

Togo President declares landslide election win

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe declared an electoral victory as official preliminary results showed him re-elected in a landslide with an opposition candidate also claiming...

Togolese president to seek re-election

Many Togolese have known just two presidents in their lifetime - Faure Gnassingbe, who is running for a fourth term in an election, and...

Former Guinea-Bissau PM wins presidential election

Former Guinea-Bissau Prime Minister and ex-army general Umaro Cissoko Embalo won Sunday’s presidential election with 54% of the vote, the electoral commission said. Embalo...

Algeria presidential election campaign kicks off

Algeria’s five presidential candidates launched their campaigns for the December 12 election at the weekend with some opposition protesters who say the vote will...

Populism on the rise in Tunisia

Annoyance among voters in the hilltop town al-Alia illustrates the dilemma facing Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Ennahda party as it seeks to win Sunday’s parliamentary...

Tunisian presidential candidate uncomfortable about rival in prison

Tunisian presidential candidate Kais Saied is uncomfortable his rival, media tycoon Nabil Karoui, was still in prison almost three weeks before a presidential election...

Tunisian defence minister submits presidential candidacy

Tunisian Defence Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi submitted his candidacy for the presidential election on September 15 as an independent and said he would resign from...

Moderate to run in Tunisia presidential election

Tunisia’s biggest political party Ennahda named a candidate for presidential elections, the first time the moderate Islamist party has put up a nominee since...

Ghazouani wins Mauritania presidential election

Mauritania’s government-backed candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani won the presidential election, cementing the power of a ruling party positioning itself as an ally of the...

Algeria presidential election postponed

Algeria’s constitutional council scrapped a presidential election planned for July 4 citing a lack of candidates, prolonging a period of political transition and risking...

Algerian presidential election set for July 4

Algeria will hold a presidential election on July 4, the interim presidency said after weeks of mass protests led to the resignation of long-serving...

Gabon condemns Ping, warns French officials against “interference”

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The Gabon government on Tuesday accused President Ali Bongo's challenger, Jean Ping, of trying to destabilise the country and warned French ruling...

SANDF holding women’s day parade

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The South African National Defence Force's Logistics Division is for the first time since its establishment hosting a women's day parade. The parade,...

Central Africans head to the polls under a shadow from the...

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The smiling faces of two former prime ministers, Anicet-Georges Dologuele and Faustin-Archange Touadera, gaze out from thousands of campaign posters plastered across...

CAR candidates now mostly support vote count: UN

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Almost all 30 candidates running for president of Central African Republic (CAR) now support the election despite calls this week by 20...

Candidates call for halt in CAR vote count

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Two thirds of the 30 candidates standing for president of Central African Republic on Monday demanded authorities halt the vote count because...

Polls close in peaceful Ivory Coast post-war presidential vote

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Poll workers in Ivory Coast began counting ballots on Sunday after a day of peaceful voting in a presidential election seen as...

Conde on track to win Guinea election in first round

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Guinean President Alpha Conde was on track to win another term in office in the first round of voting in the country's...

UN says Burundi election was not fair

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Burundi's parliamentary elections on Monday were not fair or free and human rights were violated, the United Nations said. In Washington, the...

Burundi on knife edge over president’s possible third term run

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Any move by Burundi's president to run for a third five year term risks undermining a peace deal that has kept the...

Nigerian presidential candidates

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In a no-contest vote, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan was nominated as the ruling party's leader for the February 2015 elections early on...

Nigerian presidential candidates

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In a no-contest vote, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan was nominated as the ruling party's leader for the February 2015 elections early on...

Mauritania sets presidential election date

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Mauritania will hold presidential elections on June 21, according to the presidency, despite a lack of agreement on the reform of election...

Liberia ends peaceful vote, braces for results

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Liberians wrapped up a peaceful presidential election -- the West African state's second since a civil war -- though worries remained that...

Liberia court drops challenge to Sirleaf candidacy

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Liberia's Supreme Court said it has dismissed a challenge to the eligibility of six candidates in next week's presidential election, including incumbent...

Cape Verde opposition leader wins election runoff

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Cape Verde opposition candidate Jorge Carlos Fonseca has won a presidential election runoff in the west African island nation, securing 54.45 percent...