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Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours after the electoral commission released the final results.Former prime minister and ex-army general Umaro Cissoko...

Guinea activists suspends protest to bury victims and restock

Guinea's opposition has suspended protests against President Alpha Condé's suspected plan to amend the constitution to prolong his rule, the AFP news agency reports.This coincides with the beginning of campaign for the legislative elections scheduled for February 16 which...

Ethiopia’s electoral board sets date for national elections

Ethiopia’s electoral board announced on Wednesday that it expects to hold national elections on Aug. 16, 2020, the first vote under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who took office in 2018 and has directed political and economic reforms.Birtukan Mideksa, the...

Breaking news: Supreme court sacks Ihedioha, declares Uzodinma winner of Imo guber election

The Nigerian Supreme Court has declared Senator Hope Uzodimma as governor of Imo State. The seven-member panel of justices today held that Emeka Ihedioha was not duly elected Governor.Earlier in the day, the issue of candidacy of the All...

Cameroon troops deploys to Anglophone regions ahead of February elections

About 400 military police officers arrived in Bamenda from Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, recently, vowing to defend the country's territorial integrity.A similar number of armed police officers also arrived in the English-speaking southwestern town of Buea this week.One of their...

Angry Guinean authority sends warning ahead of opposition protest

Angered by the unrelenting mass action against president Alpha Conde's quest for 3rd term, Guinea authorities has warned that it will respond vigorously to any 'violence' at a planned opposition protest due to start later on Monday.Opponents are accusing...

Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court rejects election challenge confirms Embalo’s victory

Guinea-Bissau’s Supreme Court on Sunday rejected a challenge against Umaro Cissoko Embalo’s victory in last month’s election run-off by the defeated candidate, who complained of fraud.The ruling confirms a surprise election win for Embalo, a 47-year-old former prime minister...

Guinea oppositions vow to boycott February parliamentary election

Guinea’s opposition parties said Wednesday they will not participate in legislative elections in February and will press to have them delayed if the president does not withdraw a bid to seek another term.The opposition’s declaration comes after demonstrations last...

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara plans constitutional review before election

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Monday he intends to modify the constitution ahead of an October presidential election seen as a test of the country’s stability.A rise in tensions in recent weeks between Ouattara and his political...

Dozen injured in renewed anti-Conde protest in Guinea

Thousands of Guineans took to the streets in the capital Conakry in a new anti-government protest on Monday, with partisan violence injuring at least 12 people. Protest has rocked the West African country since mid-October over concerns President Alpha Conde...
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Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours...

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