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Botswana awaits results in cliffhanger election

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | Botswana voted Wednesday in a cliffhanger election set to test the decades-long dominance of the ruling party and challenge the country’s image of stability. The southern African nation’s 2,200 polling stations started closing at 1700 GMT as many were still waiting in queues to cast their …

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British PM could target election as EU mulls Brexit extension

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could pivot towards a general election as the EU mulls granting a Brexit deadline extension on Wednesday, after a fresh twist to the divorce saga cast doubt over his hopes of leaving on October 31. In tense parliamentary votes on …

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Portugal’s Antonio Costa, shrewd dealmaker poised for re-election

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP |  Portugal’s Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa, tipped to win a second term in an election on Sunday, is a shrewd tactician who balanced the budget without losing the support of hard-left parties that propped up his minority government. The white-haired former mayor of Lisbon, of Indian …

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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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Somali state braces for election with risks to regional stability

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Somalia’s southern state of Jubaland is under lockdown ahead of a tense election Thursday which has pitted regional authorities against Mogadishu and sparked tensions with neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia. The highly contested election in the semi-autonomous state has been postponed several times as a result of …

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Kato Lubwama suit: Parties refuse to receive judgment

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parties in a case in which Rubaga South Member of Parliament Kato Lubwama is seeking to block a petition challenging his election have declined to receive a judgment by the Court of Appeal. The team comprising lawyers Samuel Muyizi, Nalukoola Luyimbazi and Isaac Ssemakadde, …

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