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World Bank Must Not Follow in the Old Ways in Selecting a New President

As the World Bank awaits a successor for outgoing president Jim Yong Kim, it faces an opportunity to select a globally recognized leader based...
Miguel Diaz-Canel

Moroccan king praises Cuba on decision of new president

Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Saturday congratulated Miguel Diaz-Canel on his election as the new Cuban president. In a message of congratulations, the Moroccan king...
Cuban President Raul Castro, left, and Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel attend the opening of a legislative session at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, on July 6, 2013. (Photo: Ismael Francisco, AP)

Cuban’s Expect Much From Their New Leader

As Cuba's leadership undergoes transition, expectations are running high for the new president and the future of the country's reform process. Miguel Diaz-Canel was elected...
Cuban leader Raul Castro (C) attends the family photo event of the 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama City, capital of Panama, on April 11, 2015. (Xinhua/Liu Bin)

Getting familiar with Raul Castro and reforms in Cuba

After a decade as Cuban president, Raul Castro on Thursday completed his second and final term in office with the satisfaction of having initiated...
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Julius Maada Bio Becomes Sierra Leone’s New President

Opposition candidate and former military junta leader Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) was sworn in as Sierra Leone new...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Foreign Minister Lindiwe Sisulu at AfCFTA in Kigali, Rwanda, March 20-21, 2018

South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa, the fifth and current president of South Africa, took office Thursday in a parliamentary vote. He is preceded by Jacob Zuma, who...
Electoral campaign

Electoral campaign ends as Angola expects new president

Angola's electoral campaign, which started on July 23, closed on Monday countrywide, a process that happened without major constraints. Angolans will go to the polls...
Moon Jae-in of the liberal Minjoo Party waves during a celebration event in Seoul, South Korea, on May 9, 2017. Liberal candidate Moon Jae-in of the Minjoo Party said Tuesday that South Korea's presidential election is "a great victory of great people" after most of local media outlets viewed his victory as assured. (Xinhua/Yao Qilin) (zf)

Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s new president

Moon Jae-in was elected as South Korea's 19th president, winning a sweeping victory over his conservative and centrist rivals by a wide margin. ...

GOC Elections: Ben Nunoo Mensah elected new President

The affable and sociable President of the Ghana Weightlifting Association, Ben Nunoo Mensah, has been elected as new president of the Ghana Olympic Committee(GOC)...
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Germany to elect new president, Steinmeier as frontrunner

German Federal Assembly will convene a session on Sunday to elect a new president to succeed Joachim Gauck who has decided not to...
United Nation

UN congratulates new president of Somalia

The UN Mission in Somalia and other international partners have issued a statement welcoming the conclusion of presidential elections in Somalia, and congratulating the...
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo speaks after winning the vote in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 8, 2017. Former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected new president of Somalia in a tightly contested polls held in Mogadishu on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Somalia’s Former PM Takes Office As New President

Former Prime Minster Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected the new president of Somalia after the incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud conceded his defeat after two...

Ghana swears in new president amid high expectations

Ghana was kept in high spirits on Saturday by its smooth transfer of presidential power and by the new president's attractive promises. ...

Economy, jobs and lower tariffs: Ordinary Ghanaians expect change from new president

For most ordinary Ghanaians, their expectations of the new president-elect, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, is to have an economy on a sound footing,...
elections

Exit polls: Bulgaria to elect a new president in runoff

According to Alpha Research agency, the Bulgarian Socialist Party-backed Major General Rumen Radev is expected to have 24.8 percent of the valid votes, against...

New President Of Ghana Tennis Federation Elected

In an election conducted in Accra on Tuesday, after the Annual General Meeting, Mr Duah polled 11 votes to beat two other contestants, Mr...
Albert A. Ogyiri, delivering his inaugural speech as President of the GCEA

Engineers Association New President Welcomed

The ceremony took place at the Engineers Centre at Roman Ridge in Accra and was graced by ministers of state, contractors as well as...

Mahama Is Doing Well – V/R Minister

“Ghana is not ready to gamble. A lot is happening. President Mahama is doing so well and the country is not ready to try...
Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori (L) of the Popular Force (FP, for its acronym in Spanish) party attends a breakfast prior to casting her vote during the second round of the presidential elections in Lima, capital of Peru, on June 5, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Peruvians went to the polls to elect new president

Out of an initial field of 10 candidates, presidential hopeful Keiko Fujimori, of the Popular Force (FP) party, won the first round on April...
Ban Ki-moon

UN chief salutes Myanmar’s election of new president

Ban hailed the election "as a significant achievement toward advancing the democratic reforms ushered in by the outgoing government," said the statement issued...
Myanmar military

Myanmar new president is U Htin Kyaw

U Htin Kyaw won against the other two presidential candidates - U Myint Swe from the military and U Henry Van Htee Yu from...
Gianni Infantino

Infantino gives assurance for a transparent 2026 world cup bids

Despite lawyers finding no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing, the 361-page report left open the possibility of corruption by Germany's bid team and detailed irregular...
Supporters of Uganda's opposition Presidential Candidate Kizza Besigye of Forum for Democratic Change Party campaign along the streets of Busia town, Uganda, Feb. 17, 2016. Uganda's general elections will be held on February 18, 2016. (Xinhua/Allan Mutiso)

Counting Starts after Uganda’s General Elections

Polling started at 7:00 a.m. (0400 GMT) in most parts of the country, although in the capital Kampala and neighboring districts, there was...
Lebanon

Lebanon fails to elect new president due to lack of quorum

Speaker Nabih Berri scheduled a new session for March 2 after only 58 Members of Parliament (MP) attended the session. Two thirds of the 128-seat...
Ibrahim al-Jaafari

We Will Overcome All Obstacles To Elect President – Jaafari

"We hope that all obstacles in the way of the presidential elections in Lebanon will be overcome" Jaafari said following meeting with Speaker Nabih...
Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya

African Wildlife Foundation Gets New President

According to the Foundation, Sebunya is tasked to focus on advancing a clear policy agenda for wildlife as part of Africa’s future, ensuring the...

NCCE to organise voter education ahead of 2016

By Alhaji Alhasan Abdulai Therefore all peace loving people in the country and the world over are eager to take part or witness the impending...
DR Congo

Corneille Nangaa appointed president of DR Congo’s poll body

In October, Nangaa was proposed by religious organizations to succeed Appollinaire Malu Malu who resigned as head of CENI due to health reasons. ...
AfDB

ADB’s New President Takes Office

The new President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina from Nigeria, was officially sworn in on Monday in Abidjan at the bank's...
IAAF

IAAF Congress opens in Beijing with new president to be chosen

The 50th IAAF Congress opened here on Tuesday with athletics legends Sergey Bubka and Sebastian Coe to go head-to-head on Wednesday in their bid...