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EU Election Observation Mission begins work in Ghana

– – The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Ghana’s forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections has started its work. Chief Observer Mr. Javier Nart, a Member of the European Parliament from Spain, stated: “this mission is a clear sign of the EU’s strong commitment to supporting peaceful, credible and transparent elections in the country”. It is the EU’s third EOM to Ghana after 2008 and 2016, as well as an Election Follow-up Mission in 2019. “This is a unique and very interesting contest featuring, among the 12 candidates,…

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Benin sacks EU ambassador over ‘interference’

Benin has ordered the European Union ambassador to leave the country over alleged political interference. A statement from the office of the President of Benin described Ambassador Oliver Nette as harmful. It however indicated that the West African country has nothing against the EU. A government source has also told the AFP that the ambassador is inciting the nationals against the government. According to the source the German envoy, Oliver Nette has ignored several warnings from Benin’s Foreign Minister. “He has interfered too much in domestic affairs. He constantly calls on civil…

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Botswana University offers students course on Brexit

Botswana’s top university is offering its students an elective course on the UK’s plans to leave the European Union. The term Brexit has been associated with the UK’s move to leave Europe and students of the University of Botswana will learn about this. The course has been structured by the history department of the university to enable students understand the crisis. It will be called ‘Modern Britain’ with students getting the chance to “study the crisis” as it happens, according to a notice from the university. But students will not…

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Uganda’s President Museveni assumes chairmanship of the East African Community

Uganda has assumed the chairmanship of the East African Community. President Museveni takes over from Tanzania President Magufuli. President Museveni, new EAC Chairman addressed the summit, emphasized the need for integration “for our region’s prosperity and security”   “The people of East Africa are interlinked, I can address people all the way from Uganda to Mwanza in my dialect. We have the advantage of Swahili, a language not owned by a tribe, we can’t fail to unite to guarantee our future.

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Mec acted impartially throughout Malawi’s election period- EU Chief Election Observer

Observer Veronique De KeyserBLANTYRE (AGV)–While President Joyce Banda is pressing for manual vote recount, the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU COM) says the Malawi Electoral Commission has acted impartially throughout the election period.

The Commission also sought inclusive solutions in an effort to enfranchise all voters in the country, according to EU COM Chief Observer Veronique De Keyser.

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