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Southern African Development Community (SADC)

SADC observer mission to be launched in Namibia ahead of elections

A Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission will be launched on Nov. 18, ahead of Namibia's 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections...

‘Accurate, reliable information’ needed to enrich African democracy and development- Obasanjo

Africa’s future depends on “accurate, reliable information” to enrich its democracy and ensure its development progress, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo told British parliamentarians...

Ghana’s democracy to be fine-tuned with election of MMDCEs

The election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) is a necessity if Ghana is to broaden the base of her democratic dispensation,...

NDP endorses elections of MMDCEs

The National Democratic Party (NDP) has declared its support for the participation of political parties in the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief...

Conduct Assembly campaigns with decorum, MCE advices

The Tema West Municipal Assembly (TWMA) has dissolved its first assembly with a call on aspiring members to conduct their campaigns with decorum to...
Namibian President Hage Geingob addresses at the inauguration ceremony of the Walvis Bay International Airport new Terminal Building at Walvis Bay, Namibia, on July 22, 2016. The airport's new building was built by Chinese construction company, New Era Investments at a cost of about 900 million Namibian dollars (62 million U.S. dollars) and now is able to handle a sustained passenger flow of 200 passengers per hour catering for one-million passengers per annum. Walvis Bay International Airport is the busiest airport at Namibia's coastline. (Xinhua/Wu Changwei)

Namibian ruling party submits Geingob as presidential candidate for elections

Namibian ruling party South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) on Tuesday submitted President Hage Geingob as its presidential candidate to the Election Commission of...
South Africa

S. African Parliament receives list of designated lawmakers following elections

Parliament on Wednesday received the list of 400 designated parliamentary members for the sixth National Assembly (NA) following last week's general elections. ...
United Nation

Benin: UN Calls for Calm Over Controversial Elections

The United Nations on Thursday asked for restraint in Benin after controversial elections led to violence. "We are closely following the unfolding developments in the...

Facebook pulls down 687 pages belonging to India’s congress party ahead of polls

Social media giant Facebook Inc. has removed 687 pages and accounts linked to India's main opposition National Congress party. The company Monday said pages,...

Netanyahu’s Corruption Case Will Be Handled After Elections

Israel's Justice Ministry has said that the decision on whether to charge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with corruption won't be made until after the...
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AU to keep a close eye on Nigerian and Senegal polls

The African Union (AU) said on Thursday that its election observers would provide an accurate and impartial reporting and assessment of the quality of...
Ghana Election

Extreme partisanship makes elections expensive in Ghana

Excessive partisanship and political mistrust by the two dominant political parties - the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) is the...
Farmers in Nigeria

Elections 2019: WANEP schools stakeholders on Farmers Manifesto in Bauchi State

Ahead of the 2019 General elections in Nigeria, the West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) has urged relevant stakeholders in the socio-economic...
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Libyans Demand Elections to Bring Political Split to an End

Mohammed Al-Howeik was among thousands of Libyans attending the eighth anniversary of February 17 Revolution that removed former president Muammar Gaddafi at Martyrs Square...
Nigerian police

Nigeria: Police Holds Security Within Economic Centre After Elections Were Postponed

Nigeria's police has ordered sustained patrols and surveillance across Lagos, the nation's economic hub to maintain law and order, following the postponement of elections...
ballot box

Elections: Buhari orders Military and Police to be ruthless with ballot box snatchers

President Mohammedu Buhari, has ordered the Nigerian Police and Military to be “ruthless with anybody who decides to snatch ballot boxes or lead thugs...
Election in Ghana

“Elections Are Won At Polling Stations” Comment Is Unfortunate Dictum On Ghana

Whoever said that, "Elections are Won at the Polling Stations, has done a big disservice to Ghana democracy. The comment made by the former...
nigeria elections

Security very tight in Nigeria ahead of elections

Nigerian authorities have ordered tight security across the country as Saturday's presidential polls draw near. The police has said that to ensure peaceful elections, it...
Nigerian police

Nigerian Police Force Assures Public It is Up to The task for Peaceful elections

Nigerian police said Tuesday it was collaborating with other security agencies to provide a peaceful atmosphere for the smooth conduct of the upcoming elections. All...

Elections will not hold in Zamfara if APC is excluded – Yari

The governor of Zamfara state has warned that the forthcoming general elections may not hold in the state if names of the All Progressive...
Former President Bill Clinton, the United Nations special envoy for tsunami recovery, meets Kofi Annan in 2005. picture: APSource:AP

Kofi Annan Foundation facilitates Bill Clinton’s visit to Nigeria ahead of elections

The Kofi Annan Foundation welcomes President Bill Clinton’s forthcoming visit to Nigeria ahead of the country’s national elections. “As Nigeria heads towards presidential elections, every...
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In year of elections, will African countries get the investor vote?

The world, including investors, will keep a close eye on the various national elections to be held in Africa this year. The lead up...
Two deserted helmets are seen near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Libyan crisis can be solved by building national army, hold elections – Museveni

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said the Libyan crisis can be solved by building a national army and also holding general elections. ...
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Namibia says to stick with electronic voting machines in this year’s elections

Namibian Chief Election Officer Theo Mujoro said on Monday the country will continue using electronic voting machines in the forthcoming general and presidential elections. Opposition...

Nigerian Government Suspects Security Threat to Elections

The Nigerian government on Monday alleged there were security threats to the upcoming general election, alerting citizens of the west African country to be...
Muhammad Babandede

FG to close borders, deport unlicensed foreign election observers

Ahead of February general elections, the Nigeria Immigration Service has said that entry points into the country would be closed, especially land borders, as...
Independent Electoral Commission

Nigeria’s EC ready to hold general elections

With barely one month to the upcoming general elections in Nigeria, the country's electoral body has said it is ready to conduct free, fair...

BOSS warns PDP against rigging of elections

A political pressure group for Buhari-Osinbajo continuity, Buhari-Osinbajo 2nd-Term Support (BOSS), has entreated to the duly registered political parties in Nigeria to comply...
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe inches closer to elections, with electoral law amendments

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has signed the Electoral Amendment Bill into law. The enactment was published in an extraordinary government gazette on Monday night, paving...
Electoral Commission

EC staff undergo training on election administration

A- three- week training workshop is underway in Koforidua, to build the capacities of newly recruited staff of the Electoral Commission (EC) in the...