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Tanzania opposition says attack on leader ‘politically motivated’

Tanzania's main opposition party on Tuesday said its chairman had been hospitalised after being beaten up in a "politically-motivated" attack as police said they would investigate the assault.Freeman Mbowe was ambushed by unknown assailants as he returned home late...

Malawi moves election re-run date to June 23

Malawi will go to the polls on June 23, a week earlier than initially ordered by the courts, which annulled President Peter Mutharika’s narrow election victory last year due to irregularities.The Constitutional Court ruled on Feb. 3 that a...

Court affirms Burundi ruling party candidate’s victory at the poll

Burundi’s constitutional court has said last month’s elections were flawless and upheld the victory of the ruling party’s presidential candidate, dismissing a complaint brought by the vote’s runner-up.The vote was the first competitive presidential election in Burundi since a...

ICC allows ex-Ivorian president Gbagbo to leave Belgium

The International Criminal Court on Thursday said former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo can leave Belgium under certain conditions following his acquittal last year over post-electoral violence that killed 3,000 people.Gbagbo and his deputy Charles Ble Goude were both...

Burundi’s Evariste Ndayishimiye wins presidential election

Burundi’s ruling party candidate and retired general Evariste Ndayishimiye has won the presidential election with 68.72% of votes cast, the electoral commission said on Monday, after accusations of rigging by the leading opposition challenger.The commission said opposition candidate Agathon...

Burundi to announce results of presidential election Monday

Burundi's electoral commission is to announce provisional results from last week's presidential election Monday, with the outgoing head of state's handpicked successor Evariste Ndayishimiye poised to be declared the winner.The announcement is set for 2:00 pm (1200 GMT), according...

Malawi electoral commission boss, Jane Ansah resigns

Under pressure chairperson of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Jane Ansah, bows to pressure, as she resigns a month before the conduct of fresh elections.Her resignation comes after months of protests organized by rights campaigners who accused her of mismanaging...

Burundi election: police arrest over 200 opposition observers

Burundian police detained more than 200 opposition electoral observers during this week’s election, the spokesman for the main opposition National Freedom Council (CNL) said on Friday, alleging voting irregularities.Wednesday’s election, the first competitive presidential election since civil war erupted...

Burundi set to vote in general election despite virus fears

Burundians will vote in a general election on Wednesday, despite a largely-ignored outbreak of coronavirus which is set to be the first major challenge for the new president.President Pierre Nkurunziza, who has been in power since 2005, shocked observers...

Burundi expels country’s head of WHO ahead of election next week

Burundi is expelling the national head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and three members of his team ahead of next week presidential election that has gone ahead despite health risks from the coronavirus pandemic.The government confirmed on Thursday...
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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”...