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Zimbabwe needs $274 million for 2018 election

Zimbabwe's election agency said on Tuesday it needs $274 million to finance next year's presidential and parliamentary elections, in which President Robert Mugabe plans to contest aged 94. Zimbabwe is suffering severe cash shortages and Mugabe's government is struggling to...

Kenya’s president Kenyatta launches campaign in the capital Nairobi

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta kicked off his official campaign for reelection with a rally in Nairobi on Monday, echoing a call by main challenger Raila Odinga to avoid the violence that followed voting a decade ago. Kenyatta led a lively...

Odinga to face Kenyatta again in Kenya presidential election

Veteran politician Raila Odinga will represent Kenya's opposition alliance in the presidential election in August, his fourth time as a presidential candidate. His nomination was announced by leaders of the National Super Alliance, known by its acronym NASA, to cheering...

Death recorded in Nairobi during Kenya’s primary elections

One person has died and another was injured in hotly contested primary elections in the capital Nairobi, a Kenyan police official said Wednesday. Both opposition and ruling party primaries started on April 13 and have experienced chaotic scenes and accusations...

Rwandan opposition names 40 years old Frank Haineza presidential flag bearer

Rwanda's opposition Democratic Green Party has nominated founder, Frank Habineza as its flag bearer for the coming presidential elections slated for August 4. A statement released by the party on Tuesday said the flag bearer was elected at the...

Lesotho King dissolves parliament, to set date elections

Lesotho's king has dissolved parliament and will shortly set an election date, the deputy prime minister said on Tuesday, days after Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili lost a confidence vote in the assembly. Mosisili, in power for two years, has...

Lesotho prime minister set to call election if he loses confidence vote

Lesotho's Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili, is likely to lose a confidence vote in parliament this week and stands ready to call a snap election, according to a senior advisor, as the South African kingdom's economy slows and security deteriorates....

Kenya oppositions to field one presidential candidate for August poll

Kenya's main opposition leaders agreed on Wednesday to field a single presidential candidate for the August general elections, amid calls for all parties forming the opposition coalition to remain vigilant against pre-election machinations to rig the polls. However, the...

Former Somali PM Mohammed Farmajo wins presidential vote

Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo, a US-educated former prime minister, was sworn in as Somalia's new president Wednesday after lawmakers gave him an unassailable lead in the second round of an election in Mogadishu. Celebratory gunfire erupted across the city shortly...

Vote for new Somali president heads to second round

Somalia's groundbreaking presidential election moved into a second round Wednesday as the number of candidates dropped from 21 to three, while a security lockdown closed the capital's international airport and cleared major streets. Incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud held...
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Tanzania opposition CHADEMA names Tundu Lissu as presidential candidate

Tundu Lissu, a fierce critic of President Magufuli, clinched the nomination for the leading opposition Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) party ahead of...

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After arrest, Zimbabwean novelist decries state “chokehold”

Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist and filmmaker arrested at recent protests accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government on Tuesday of holding its people in a repressive “chokehold”...