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Nigerian court affirms president’s election, rejects opposition petitions

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | A panel of five judges from Nigeria’s election tribunal late Wednesday unanimously affirmed the election of President Bola Tinubu, solidifying his position as the West African nation’s leader and effectively dismissing petitions by opposition parties. Delivering the judgment which lasted over 12 hours, the five-member panel …

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AU commends Zimbabwe for peaceful election

Harare, Zimbabwe | Xinhua | The African Union (AU) and other regional bodies on the continent on Friday commended Zimbabwe for holding a peaceful election. In separate preliminary statements following this week’s general elections, observer missions from the AU, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Southern …

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Zimbabwean president concludes election campaigning ahead of poll

Harare, Zimbabwe | Xinhua | Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday concluded his election campaigning trail in his home province of Midlands, urging voters to retain his party in power for the country to achieve its vision of becoming a middle-income economy by 2030. Clad in his trademark ZANU-PF party regalia, Mnangagwa …

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High court dismisses election petition against Nantaba

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Mukono has dismissed an election petition challenging the victory of Idah Nantaba as the District Woman Member of Parliament, Kayunga. In 2021, Nantaba stood on an Independent ticket and defeated six other candidates after garnering 47,725 votes. But Nazigo Sub County …

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House panel launches investigation into disgraced U.S. lawmaker

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The U.S. House Ethics Committee announced on Thursday that it has established an investigative panel to look into issues surrounding disgraced Republican lawmaker George Santos. Santos, the U.S. representative for New York’s 3rd congressional district, admitted to fabricating several aspects of his work experience and …

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Court dismisses Soroti city, Toroma county election petitions

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Soroti has dismissed three election petitions filed against the Members of Parliament of Soroti City East, Soroti City West and Toroma County. In Soroti City East, the petition arose from the by-election that was conducted in July 2022 when Herbert Edmund …

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