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Nigerians await election results amid boycott from opposition parties

Millions of Nigerians are anxiously waiting for the final results of Saturday’s general elections as the electoral commission continues to collate and declare them. The electoral commission has been announcing state-by-state results but is yet to make significant progress in declaring the winner of the presidential election. The winner of that race would succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Opposition parties though… Read More
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Nigeria: Voting gets underway in crucial election

Voting started on Saturday in Nigeria as citizens cast their ballot to elect a new president who would replace President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari is leaving office this year and many are hoping the next leader will provide better solutions for Africa’s most populous nation and biggest economy. The main contenders in the race to succeed Buhari are former Lagos governor… Read More
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ECOWAS deploys 250 observers ahead of Nigeria elections

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has deployed two hundred and fifty (250) observers for the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission (ECOWAS-EOM) to the Presidential Election in Nigeria. The observers were deployed on Thursday, February 23, 2023, in Abuja, ahead of the February 25, 2023, Presidential Elections. As part of the ECOWAS electoral support to Member States, H.E. Dr.… Read More
Africa World 

Gabon’s president wants presidential mandate reduced to five years

Gabons President Ali Bongo has been in power since 2009 and in 2018 even had a new constitution adopted that scrapped presidential term limit of two seven-year term. The new constitution at the time received overwhelming votes from members of Gabon’s national assembly. It meant President Bongo could remain in power without any limit but ahead of elections this year,… Read More
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Equatorial Guinea: Nguema to extend 43-year rule as voters go to the polls

– – Equatorial Guinea‘s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema is seeking to extend his time in office as voters go to the polls on Sunday. Obiang Nguema is the world’s longest-serving president staying in power for 43 years. Over 400,000 people out of the 1.5 million population registered to vote in this year’s general election. Voters will also be electing 100… Read More
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Senegal’s president under pressure not to seek third term

– – Senegalese president Macky Sall is coming under intense pressure not to seek a third term in office. Mr. Sall was elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2019 for a second term but he hasn’t yet made it public and emphatic whether he will seek another term or exit the presidency. The Constitution stipulates that a president cannot serve… Read More
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Guinea’s ruling military proposes two-year transitional timeline

– – The ruling military in Guinea has now proposed to exit power in two years, according to government spokesman Ousmane Gaoual Diallo. This shorter timeline for a transition to elections of 24 months is a revision of the earlier a 36-month timeline. The regional body, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had earlier rejected the 36-month transition… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Kenyans await Supreme Court verdict on disputed presidential election

– – Kenyans are anxiously waiting for the country’s Supreme Court to deliver its verdict on Monday on a presidential election petition. The court will rule whether to uphold or nullify the result of last month’s presidential election. The ruling will be delivered by a seven-member panel chaired by a female Chief Justice Martha Koome. Opposition leader Raila Odinga who… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World 

Angola’s governing party extends long rule with election victory

– – Angola’s ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) is set to extend his long stay in power with this month’s election victory. The party was declared winner of last week’s national election by the electoral commission as it is set to stay in power beyond the nearly five decades since independence. With this latest win incumbent… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Kenya: Raila Odinga files legal challenge to election results

– – Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga on Monday filed a legal challenge to results of this month’s presidential election in the Supreme Court. He rejected the presidential election results announced last week by election officials. The country’s deputy President William Ruto was declared winner of the country’s presidential election held on August 9. Kenya’s top election official announced that William Ruto… Read More