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Ghana’s Mahama picks first female running mate for major party

Former Ghana President John Mahama said on Monday that he had chosen Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman as his running mate for this year’s election, making her the first woman on a major Ghanaian party’s presidential ticket.The Dec. 7 poll will...

Mali opposition propose reform to curb president’s powers

Opponents of Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Wednesday sought an end to political crisis rocking the country, by proposing reforms to neuter his authority and hand executive power to a prime minister, abandoning a demand for his resignation.Mali...

Malawi opposition’s Chakwera leads re-run with 60%

Malawi opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has what appears to be an unassailable lead in the re-run of presidential election, according to a tally by the state broadcaster MBC and Times Newspaper.Results compiled from the 5 002 polling centres and...

Malawi vote: unofficial result gives opposition a commanding lead

Presidential candidate for Malawi opposition Alliance Mr. Lazarus Chakwera has taken in 58.9% of vote cast as unofficial results for the presidential elections keep trickling in, this is according to the report on Malawi24.Mr. Chakwera, in the unofficial results,...

Voting begins in rerun of Malawi presidential poll

Hundreds of voters in Malawi lined up before dawn for a re-run of the 2019 presidential election that the courts nullified over widespread evidence of tampering.Hundreds of voters braved the cold weather of the southern hemisphere’s winter to vote...

Malawians head to polls again, after 2019 election nullification

Malawians will return to the polls tomorrow, Tuesday to elect a president after the constitutional courts nullified the results of the election held more than a year ago.The Constitutional Court on February. 3 ordered that the election be held...

ICC to hear appeal against acquittal of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will try to overturn last year's shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on charges of crimes against humanity.Gbagbo and his right-hand man Charles Blé Goudé were in January...

Uganda to hold elections in early 2021, campaign rallies banned

Uganda will hold a presidential election between Jan. 10 and Feb. 8, 2021, authorities said on Tuesday, introducing restrictions it said were aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus.Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, the election commission chairman, said the...

Cameroon soldiers charged with murder over February massacre

Three soldiers have been charged with murder over a massacre in western Cameroon, where security forces are fighting anglophone separatists, the army said Thursday.At least 10 children and three women were killed on 14 February in the village of...

Ethiopia MPs allows PM Abiy to stay in office beyond term

Ethiopia's parliament has approved allowing Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to stay in office beyond his mandate after elections planned for August were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.The vote on Wednesday - 114 in favour, four against and one...
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