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Togo election set to stretch ruling family’s rule

Lome, Togo | AFP |  Togo votes Saturday in an election expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power and extend his family’s half-century domination of the West African nation. The incumbent, 53, has led the country of eight million since 2005 following the death of his …

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Three-way tie in Irish general election: exit poll

Dublin, Ireland | AFP |  Ireland’s three main parties are tied neck-and-neck following Saturday’s general election according to an exit poll, leaving the question of who will control the next government hanging in the balance. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar’s incumbent Fine Gael party, their centre-right rivals Fianna Fail and left-wingers Sinn …

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Sky falls on Iowa after caucus vote debacle

Des Moines, United States | AFP |  Iowa is proud of its time-honored role as the first US state to vote when America starts picking presidential candidates. This time it even instituted new rules it said would make things more transparent. But Monday night’s voting could not have gone worse …

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Trump to fire up base with anti-abortion rally speech

Washington, United States | AFP | With his eyes firmly on the November election, Donald Trump will Friday become the first US president to address in person the country’s biggest annual gathering of anti-abortion campaigners. Addressing a crowd of thousands on the National Mall in Washington, Trump is assured of a …

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Tanzania president moves to ease fears over election

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP | Tanzanian President John Magufuli has promised this year’s general election will be “free and fair” and invited international monitors to observe proceedings amid concerns of a democratic crackdown in the East African nation. Magufuli’s long-ruling CCM party won 99 percent of seats in local …

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Arua CSOs predict uncertainty in 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Civil Society Organizations in Arua district have predicted 2020 to be a year of uncertainty. According to the CSOs, government needs to undertake deliberate efforts to restore hope in the citizens through guaranteeing freedoms of persons, especially as the election season gains momentum. Eric Ekimia …

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Appellant court upholds MP Taban Amin’s election

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal challenging the election of Kibanda North Member of Parliament Taban Idi Amin.   The dismissed appeal was filed by Simon peter Kinyera, a voter from Kibanda in Kiryandongo District challenging a decision by Masindi High Court, which labelled …

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Congo’s veteran president set to run anew in 2021

Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been chosen by his party to run again for the top job in 2021, having already led the central African country for a total of 35 years. During its congress in Brazzaville overnight Monday, his Congolese Party of Labour (PCT) …

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High court orders for fresh LCI elections in Lungujja parish

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The High Court has overturned the election of Ali Kyambadde as the LCI Chairperson of Sendawula Zone, Lungujja Parish in Rubaga Division. Justice Lydia Mugambe of Civil Division on Monday ruled that the elections conducted in Sendawula Zone in July 2018 were disrupted by chaos, commotion …

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