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Mali’s new draft constitution gets 97% approval at referendum

Mali’s new draft constitution has secured a 97 percent approval at last week’s held referendum, provisional official results showed. The new constitution was submitted for it to be voted on by the current junta in power since 2020. The electoral authority said in Bamako on Friday that the turnout at the referendum was 39.40%. The new draft constitution for many… Read More
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Malians vote in referendum to pave way for elections

Malians are voting in a referendum on Sunday to change the constitution and make way for a return to democratic rule. The country has been under the control of a ruling military junta since 2020 when a coup toppled President Keita. The junta seized power in coups in 2020 and 2021 and promised to hold the referendum as part of… Read More
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Ghana cancels referendum on politicizing local level elections

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo Addo on Sunday announced that his government was canceling a publicized referendum seeking to politicize local level elections. The referendum was scheduled for December 17 to seek the support of Ghanaians to back the election of local government officials along party lines. But the campaign to politicize local level elections faced opposition in the past few… Read More
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Ethiopia’s Sidama vote overwhelmingly for autonomous region

Ethiopia’s Sidama people have voted overwhelmingly to form their own self-governing region as many of the country’s ethnic groups demand greater autonomy under sweeping reforms led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The country’s electoral board said on Saturday that provisional results showed 98.5% of voters had backed the change in Wednesday’s ballot, with turnout reaching 99.7%. The result grants the… Read More