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Head of Gambia’s electoral commission flees to Senegal

Banjul, Gambia | AFP | The head of Gambia’s electoral commission has fled to neighbouring Senegal fearing a plot against him, a month after declaring President Yahya Jammeh lost elections following 22 years in power, one of his relatives said. Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chairman Alieu Momar Njie “fled to …

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No elections in DR Congo before April 2018

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP |  Controversial moves to extend Congolese President Laurent Kabila’s stay in power appeared to advance Sunday as a close ally said elections would not be held until April 2018, 16 months after Kabila was due to leave office. Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda also warned that the …

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Somalia delays elections one more month

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Troubled Somalia on Monday announced it was delaying its elections for one more month to October and November due to security issues and administrative problems. Somalia’s internationally-backed government was supposed to hold national elections this year but instead scheduled a limited franchise election in which …

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Trump predicts ‘we’re going to win’ US election

Washington, United States | AFP | Newly minted Republican presumptive frontrunner Donald Trump predicted Tuesday he would win the 2016 presidential race against his Democratic challenger, likely to be Hillary Clinton. “We’re going to win in November, and we’re going to win big and it’s going to be America first,” …

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Ending post-election jitters

By Bonnie Agea Opposition candidate can do as they wish, but finally, the political ball game stops with Museveni In 1992, just six years after capturing state power, President Yoweri Museveni invited secondary students from the Lango sub-region for a political rally at Lira Technical College. The students who were …

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IGAD deploys ahead of Uganda’s general election

A team of 10 members from the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have been deployed in the south-central Ugandan districts of Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono to observe the general election scheduled for Feb.18. IGAD member states include; Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda. Speaking to the media on …

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