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“No major incidents” at close of general elections in Cameroon despite threats by separatists

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Polling at Cameroon legislative and municipal elections ended at 6 p.m. local time (1700 GMT) on Sunday, with authorities expressing satisfaction with the conduct...
Cameroon army

Two separatists, one soldier killed as general elections underway

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At least two armed separatists and one Cameroon soldier were killed on Sunday in the country's restive Northwest region as the polling of municipal...
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Cameroon army warns against separatists planning to disrupt general elections

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Cameroon army on Tuesday warned that armed separatists planning to disrupt general elections scheduled for next will bear a heavy cost for their actions. ...
A boy runs with a flag during a ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) rally in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on October 21, 2015. CCM's party's candidate John Magufuli hopes to succeed President Jakaya Kikwete in what is seen as the tightest electoral race in Tanzania's history, as the main opposition parties unite around ex-prime minister Edward Lowassa, 61, who recently defected from the CCM. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL HAYDUK (Photo credit should read Daniel Hayduk/AFP/Getty Images)

Tanzania ruling party predicts landslide victory in 2020 general elections

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Tanzania's ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), on Saturday predicted a landslide victory in the October 2020 general elections. Bashiru Ally, CCM's...
Cameroon and Chad

Cameroon minister warns against attempts to disrupt general elections

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Cameroon's Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji on Monday issued a warning to "those planning to disrupt elections," reiterating that the country will...
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Cameroon electoral body says ready for general elections

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Cameroon's electoral body said on Friday it is ready for the conduct of free, fair and credible general elections next month. Enow...
Kenya's polls body

Separatists announce lock-down to disrupt general elections in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone regions

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Separatist leaders said on Friday they will be imposing a 6-day lockdown in Cameroon's two troubled English-speaking regions in February to disrupt the general...
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‘We are committed to protecting all citizens’ – IGP

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, has expressed the unflinching commitment of the Ghana Police Service to protecting every citizen without...
Cameroon and Chad

Cameroon’s major opposition party suggests postpone of general elections due to insecurity

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Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto said Monday his party, Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM), has suggested the legislative and municipal elections scheduled next year to...
Referendum

Referendum on December 17th 2019 has nothing to do with MMDCEs Elections

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Come December 17th, 2019, a scheduled referendum by the Electoral Commission would take place across designated centers in Ghana. Having observed the debate going...
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Botswana’s president says to dissolve parliament ahead of general elections

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Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi announced a decision on Wednesday to dissolve the country's parliament. A statement released by the Office of the...
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Botswana president dissolves parliament ahead of general elections

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Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi announced a decision to dissolve the country's parliament on Tuesday. A statement released by the Office of the...
South Africa

S. African Parliament receives list of designated lawmakers following elections

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Parliament on Wednesday received the list of 400 designated parliamentary members for the sixth National Assembly (NA) following last week's general elections. ...
President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo

Election 2020: There Will Be No Room for Any Violence

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Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has served notice violence will not be entertained during the 2020 general elections. He said with the coming into...
INEC

INEC Chief Says Over 72 Million Nigerians are Expected to Vote

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More than 72 million Nigerians are expected to vote in the coming general election in the country, according to the electoral chief on Thursday. Mahmood...
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Nigerians Unhappy with Electoral Body

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Nigerians on Saturday expressed disappointment at the electoral body's postponement of the presidential election few hours to the commencement of voting in the country. Mahmood...
INEC

Why We Postponed General Elections – INEC

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…Be Neutral, APC urge INEC …Resign immediately, PDP tells INEC chairman …Buhari planning to disenfranchise Nigerians, Atiku says The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), postponed the general...
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

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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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Nigerian Government Suspects Security Threat to Elections

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

Nigeria’s EC ready to hold general elections

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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...
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Nigeria’s EC says 84 million people registered to vote

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Nigeria's electoral chief said on Monday more than 84 million Nigerians have registered to vote in next month's general elections in the West African...
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Inadequate transmission oil to pump Nigeria’s Economy

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In recent months and as the General Elections draw nigh, President Buhari and his team has insisted that economic growth under his presidency “is...
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Ghanaians in Diaspora Can Now Vote

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The Human Rights Division of the High Court in Accra ruled here Monday that the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana should allow citizens living...
A supporter of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, lies on the ground after he was hit by a police truck during a protest along a street in Nairobi.

Kenyan police say 19 killed during electioneering period

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Kenyan police said Thursday some 19 people were killed during the electioneering period which begun on Aug 8 to Oct. 30. Inspector General of Police...
CVM

CVM Dissects Ghana’s Election 2016 and Present Free SHS Policy

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First and foremost, God forgive us of our stubbornness in 2008 and 2012. Our hearts were hardened, corks were inserted into our ...

CHRAJ Applaud Mahama For Displaying Maturity

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The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has commended President John Dramani Mahama “for the maturity demonstrated” by conceding defeat after the...
NDC

Reasons For The Umbrella’s Defeat

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One wonders why Mr John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lost the 2016 general elections. It is of particular amazement because...

Western Region: Voting runs smoothly

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Voting began smoothly in all the 26 constituencies in the Western Region with long winding queues at many of the polling stations. ...
A voter casts her ballot in Accra, Ghana, on Dec. 7, 2016. Ghana's general elections began from 7 a.m. (0700 GMT) on Wednesday, with more than 15 million registered voters casting their ballots at 29,000 polling stations across the country. (Xinhua/Shi Song)(gl)

Ghanaian general elections begin

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Ghana's general elections began from 7 a.m. (0700 GMT) on Wednesday, with more than 15 million registered voters casting their ballots at 29,000 polling...
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NPP to miss out on NCCE’S Presidential debate

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The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) will today hold a debate for presidential candidates contesting the general elections. The NCCE has however indicated that...