africa elections

Nigeria: electoral body reveal 72 aspirants to participate in 2019 presidential election.

Nigeria’s February 16 presidential elections will have a total of 72 candidates participating, the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, said on Thursday. INEC released a list that had the name of all aspirants and their vice-presidential candidates. The list also included aspirants for the senatorial and house of representatives positions. Nigeria’s is Africa’s most populous nation and INEC has reported […]

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Libya Set New Election Date, Discard Agreement with Paris.

Libyan leaders earlier this year had agreed a deal to conduct elections in December this year. But the deal that reached Paris with the support of the French government has since been abandoned. The new election date is slated for spring of next year, according to the Italian Foreign Minister. Spring 2019 will span between March 2019 […]

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Zimbabwe: Chamisa calls for fasting ahead of elections.

Main opposition chief in Zimbabwe, Nelson Chamisa, has urged supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC Alliance) to fast for the entire week ahead of general elections. The 40-year-old is reported to have made the call over the weekend. According to him, the fast was to ensure a smooth transfer of power from the ruling […]

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Parliament Election: President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s allies defeated in primaries.

Seven Zimbabwean government ministers and several allies of President Emmerson Mnangagwa were defeated in primary elections for parliament, results showed on Thursday, as disputes threaten to divide the party ahead of polls set for July. The internal ZANU-PF poll was a major test of the party’s capacity to organise following last November’s resignation of the long-ruling […]

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