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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...

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