Africa North Africa World 

Tunisians elect a law professor as new president

Tunisian voters have elected a retired law professor, Kais Saied as their new president after Sunday’s presidential run-off poll. Saied is set to become Tunisia’s next president after securing over 70 percent of votes in the run-off election. He beat his only challenger in the election, media mogul Nabil Karoui, who is facing charges of money laundering and tax fraud. The electoral commission announced that Saied, 61, secured 73% of votes in the run-off election. Saied has since the announcement of his electoral victory appeared in front of jubilant supporters…

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Africa North Africa World 

Tunisia: 98 candidates in race to become president

A total of 98 people including Tunisia’s prime minister have submitted their documents to run for president. The country’s electoral commission set Friday as deadline for registration of candidates. On Friday alone, 42 people registered their candidacy for the presidential election. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced on Thursday he would run for president and went ahead to submit his application. He however refused to resign saying “Anyone who is seeking my resignation is in fact aiming to delay the elections and my resignation means the resignation of the government”. Parliamentary…

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Africa OP-ED 

Why Every President Is Mysteriously Hated!

Over the years, it’s been more or less, a traditional ritual for an incoming president to enjoy a rite of passage into power as a crowd pleaser. Sadly, maintaining such romantic connection with the crowd after a little drive off the garage, seem to be a slight misfortune, as they suddenly tend to pick up the pace on the mockery and hate that follows up quite shortly! Perhaps, it’s safe to say- the same people who make a president popular, can as well turnaround to make him scandalously unpopular! While…

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ICC: Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta must appear at Hague

The case against Uhuru Kenyatta has angered many African leaders   The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a request by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to avoid appearing at a hearing on 8 October. He denies organising ethnic massacres after the 2007 elections in which 1,200 people were killed, Judges rejected Mr Kenyatta’s request to postpone the hearing or appear via video link, and insisted he must appear in person at the Hague. The trial has already been delayed several times. Mr Kenyatta’s lawyers made the request that he be…

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Rwanda Peoples Party Congratulates President-Elect Hollande of France

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW After a five year term in office former President Sarkozy of France has conceded defeat to President Elect Mr. Francois Hollade. France and Rwanda have had a complex relationship for many decades with attempted amends being made when President Paul Kagame of Rwanda visited former President Sarkozy in 2011 to mend relations between the two countries. This meeting appeared to be positive to the international community yet when France sent their new ambassador to Rwanda she was refused her post by President Paul Kagame due political…

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Rwanda Peoples Party congratulates Vladimir Putin

Vaxjo, Sweden, 05/03/2012 Ref: RPP/CE/VP-01/1743/MCM/RF12/05/JVK-VP03 H.E. President, Vladimir Putin                                                                                                                                                                  …

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