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Rwanda poll commission confirms Kagame’s nearly 99% win

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Rwanda’s electoral commission on Wednesday confirmed President Paul Kagame’s overwhelming victory in last week’s presidential election, even improving his score slightly to 98.79 percent. There had been little doubt that the 59-year-old would return to the helm of the east African nation which he has …

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VIDEO: Millions of Kenyans vote in general election

  VIDEO: Millions of Kenyans vote in general election Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | The Independent Electoral and Boundaries commission extended voting beyond 5pm in several counties as many Kenyans remained in the queues. There were delays in the delivery of polling materials in many places, and huge turn up …

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Kenya since 2007-2008 post-election violence

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Below are key dates since post-election violence in Kenya in 2007-2008 left more than 1,100 dead, the worst violence in the east African country since independence in 1963: – 2007-2008: post election violence – On December 27, 2007, outgoing president Mwai Kibaki is proclaimed winner again …

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VIDEO: Activist Rwigara says Rwanda election was pre-determined

VIDEO: Activist Rwigara says Rwanda election was pre-determined Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA  | Former Rwanda Presidential Aspirant, Diane Shima Rwigara, has told NTV that most people voted for President Paul Kagame in big numbers in the recent elections in Rwanda because of fear of reprisals from the regime. In a …

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Kenya opposition says US, Canadian poll advisers deported

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Two foreign nationals working on the opposition’s poll campaign are being deported from Kenya, the opposition and the US embassy said Saturday, just three days before a general election. In a tweet the US embassy in Nairobi said an American and a Canadian had been detained …

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Senegal ruling party coalition claims election landslide

Dakar, Senegal | AFP |  The ruling coalition of Senegal’s President Macky Sall won a widely expected landslide in a legislative election, his prime minister said Monday, bolstering Sall’s prospects for re-election in 2019. The Benno Bokk Yakaar (BBY) coalition swept all but three of the country’s 45 electoral departments, …

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DR Congo opposition unveil plans to force Kabila out

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  The Congolese opposition on Saturday unveiled a rolling programme of strikes and civil disobedience aimed at forcing President Joseph Kabila from power. The announcement was made after two days of opposition talks in Kinshasa amid concerns that Kabila, in power since 2001, is seeking …

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