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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...

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...

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...

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...

Ugandan soldiers arrested for assault

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Soldiers involved in assaulting Ugandan lawmakers and civilians over their alleged role in the stoning of a presidential convoy were arrested, the...

Bemba excluded from DR Congo presidential candidate list

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The election commission of Democratic Republic of Congo excluded opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba and three former prime ministers from the approved candidates...

EU deplores brutal treatment of Uganda MPs

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European Union diplomats in Uganda deplored "brutal treatment" of lawmakers arrested over stoning of President Yoweri Museveni's convoy and a rights body...

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...

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...

South Sudan presidential term extension proposed

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South Sudan's government proposed a bill that would extend President Salva Kiir's term for three more years, a move condemned by opposition...

Burundi presidential referendum

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Burundians vote in a referendum to let President Pierre Nkurunziza stay in power until 2034, raising fears of deeper political repression and...

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...

May referendum in Burundi on extending presidential term

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Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza set May 17 as the date for a referendum that could extend his rule for at least a...

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...

Presidential order to boost employment, local production signed in Nigeria

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signed an executive order aimed at boosting the domestic production of goods and creating jobs in science, technology...

Museveni supports seven year presidential term

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Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni supports extending a president's term to seven years from five but one critic said such a move would...

Kenyatta re-election upheld by Kenya Supreme Court

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Kenya's Supreme Court unanimously upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month's repeat presidential vote, paving the way for him...

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...

Liberian court halts presidential run-off vote

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Liberia's Supreme Court ruled to halt a presidential run-off vote until the electoral commission investigates claims of fraud in the October first...

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...

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...

Kenya Presidential election irregular

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The Kenya Supreme Court on Friday declared President Uhuru Kenyatta's election win invalid due to irregularities committed by the election board and...

Sisi can be beaten – would-be candidate

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Conditions are so dire in President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's Egypt anyone could beat him in next year's presidential election if the vote...

Gambia president’s party seeks to block rival’s inauguration

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The political party of Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who lost an election last month but has refused to accept his defeat, filed...

France says DR Congo election delay not answer to crisis

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A decision to push back presidential elections in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to 2018 is not the answer to the crisis...

DR Congo’s top court approves presidential election postponement

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The Constitutional Court in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Monday it had approved a petition by the electoral commission to delay...

Gabon opposition candidate calls on Bongo to “acknowledge his defeat”

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Gabon opposition candidate Jean Ping called on President Ali Bongo on Monday to "acknowledge his defeat" in Saturday's presidential election, a head-on...

Burundi people want presidential term limits removed

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Burundi could scrap presidential term limits from its constitution after a commission set up to hear public views on governance said most...

Zambian opposition party to challenge Lungu re-election

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Zambia's main opposition party will file a court petition against President Edgar Lungu's re-election to the helm of Africa's second-largest copper producer...

Guinea Bissau court throws out PM nomination challenge

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The Supreme Court in Guinea-Bissau has upheld the nomination of Prime Minister Baciro Dja, bolstering President Jose Mario Vaz in a power...

Sao Tome votes as president runs for second term

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Sao Tome and Principe voted in a presidential election on Sunday in which incumbent Manuel Pinto da Costa is looking to win...

Ex-PM Touadera wins Central African Republic presidential vote

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Former Central African Republic prime minister Faustin-Archange Touadera has won a presidential run-off, the electoral commission said on Saturday, in what was...

Stability still elusive despite peaceful CAR election

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As rival gunmen tightened their stranglehold on Central African Republic during three years of inter-religious bloodshed, women like Madeleine Nzanga became, and...

Voting extended in Niger

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Voting in Niger's presidential and legislative elections stretched into a second day on Monday in areas where logistical problems prevented polling the...

Museveni takes early lead in Uganda election

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Uganda's incumbent president Yoweri Museveni took an early lead in the country's election, preliminary results from the Electoral Commission showed on Friday. The...

Volunteers arrested after Tanzanian polls close

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Tanzania's opposition Chadema party said police detained 40 of its volunteers after presidential and parliamentary elections at the weekend, an incident marring a broadly...