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Regime stalwart elected Algeria president, angering protesters

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  A former ally of Algeria’s deposed leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected president of the protest-wracked country in a widely boycotted vote, sparking another outpouring of anger on the streets Friday. Huge crowds massed once again in Algiers vowing to keep up their campaign for the total …

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Algerian anti-election marchers vote with their feet

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  Algerians are due to elect a new president next month but a huge protest movement bitterly rejects the vote, fearing it will cement in power politicians close to the disgraced old guard. Candidates have been loudly heckled during rare and low-key campaign events and their posters …

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Absentee candidates causing wastage of resources-UNEB

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Absenteeism of candidates during national examinations is causing wastage of resources. According to Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB, 100 candidates countrywide did not turn up for Primary Leaving Examinations-UNEB examinations. Dan Odongo, the UNEB Executive Secretary, says that candidates that fail to show up for …

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UNEB to fine gov’t schools registering private candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) will fine public school headteachers who have been fraudulently registering candidates from private schools that have no UNEB centre numbers as government-sponsored candidates. UNEB says that each school which will be found practising the illegality will be requested to refund …

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Anti-establishment figures claim first round wins in Tunisia polls

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Two anti-establishment candidates in Tunisia’s divisive election claimed Sunday to have won through to a runoff, hours after polling closed in the country’s second free presidential poll since the 2011 Arab Spring. In a sign of voter apathy, especially among the young, turnout was reported by …

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CCEDU proposes UGX 10m fine for threatening candidates, supporters

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Citizen’s Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda- CCEDU has proposed a 10 million shillings fine or a maximum of five years in jail or both for any person who threatens candidates and supporters during campaigns and elections. Presenting the consolidated views of …

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