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Ouattara party dares Ivorians, says will hold election with or without opposition

ReutersIvory Coast’s ruling party said on Tuesday it will push ahead with the October election regardless of whether the opposition participate, comments likely to deepen political tensions in the world’s top cocoa producer.At least a dozen people have been...

Ivory Coast opposition calls for protests against Ouattara’s 3rd term bid

Ivory Coast’s main presidential election challenger and a group of opposition parties called on Sunday for a civil disobedience campaign to stop President Alassane Ouattara’s bid for a third term on Oct 31.The election is seen as one of...

Somali president names new PM as elections loom

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has picked political newcomer Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister, his office said on Friday, cementing power around the presidency ahead of elections due next year.Roble studied civil engineering and previously worked for the...

Ivory Coast’s former PM Soro insists candidacy for presidency irrevocable

AFPIvory Coast ex-rebel leader and former premier Guillaume Soro, whose bid for the presidency has been invalidated by a court, insisted Thursday his candidacy was "irrevocable" even as he attacked the October 31 elections as a scheme to enshrine...

Ethiopia’s Tigray region defies PM Abiy with ‘illegal’ election

Ageing war veterans and university students joined long pre-dawn lines in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region to vote Wednesday in parliamentary elections that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government has deemed illegal.Polls opened at 6am (0300 GMT) across the mountainous northern...

Cameroon announces regional elections in December, despite unrest

Cameroon's veteran leader Paul Biya on Monday announced the country's first regional elections in December, including in two western regions in the grip of a revolt by the anglophone minority.The indirect elections on December 6 in the country's 10...

Ethiopia’s Tigray region to holds poll, in defiance of central government

The Tigray region in northern Ethiopia will head to polls on Wednesday, 9th September in defiance of the central government, the latest challenge to PM Abiy Ahmed from a slew of regional leaders flexing their muscles ahead of next...

Guinea’s Conde officially confirm bid for 3rd term in office

Guinea's president Alpha Conde on Wednesday accepted his party's nomination to run for a controversial 3rd term as president, a move which had thrown the nation into conflict since 2019.The acceptance also ended months of hiding his ambition to...

Ouattara officially applies to run for a 3rd term amid protests

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Monday submitted his application to run for a third term after weekend protests by opponents who say the constitution forbids him to contest the October election.Five people have been killed and more than...

Ivory Coast rejects Gbagbo and ex-rebel leader Soro’s election bids

Ivory Coast election authorities rejected appeals by former President Laurent Gbagbo and former rebel leader Guillaume Soro to be allowed to run in the country's October election, an official said Friday.President Alassane Ouattara's decision to contest a third term...
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Ouattara party dares Ivorians, says will hold election with or without opposition

ReutersIvory Coast’s ruling party said on Tuesday it will push ahead with the October election regardless of whether the opposition participate, comments likely to...

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ReutersEgypt is committed to helping Libyans “rid their country of armed militias and terrorist organizations, and put an end to the blatant interference of...

France to Mali junta restore power to civilians quickly

ReutersMali’s military junta must restore power to civilians and arrange quick elections, France’s president said on Tuesday, warning that the French role in fighting...

Fmr Air force colonel named Mali interim president, junta leader VP

ReutersFormer Mali defence minister and retired colonel Bah Ndaw was named interim president on Monday while the leader of the junta that seized power...