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AU deploys pre-election assessment mission to Kenya

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The African Union (AU) on Monday disclosed the deployment of its Pre-election Assessment Mission to Kenya to observe preparations for the country’s upcoming elections. Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has authorized the deployment of the mission to Kenya from May 16 to …

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Omoro elections heat up

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Candidates who were successfully nominated to contest for the Omoro County Parliamentary seat are meeting to harmonise their campaign programmes ahead of campaigns that kick off on Monday, May 16, 2022. The Omoro County Parliamentary seat fell vacant after the death of the former …

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Police investigates kidnap of FDC candidate for Omoro by-election

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Aswa River Region Police are investigating the alleged abduction of Dick Denis Owani, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party candidate in the Omoro County Parliamentary by-election. Owani reportedly went missing on Wednesday evening after unknown men abducted him along Bobi-Aboke road in Adyeda …

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Somali president announces re-election bid

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Somali President Mohamed Farmajo has officially announced his candidacy for re-election in the presidential elections slated for May 15 in the capital, Mogadishu. Farmajo who made the announcement in a televised speech on Sunday evening expressed his commitment to continue with the progress and development …

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Voting begins in 2022 French presidential election

Paris, France | Xinhua | Voting for the 2022 French presidential election began at 8:00 a.m. local time (0600 GMT) on Sunday in Metropolitan France. Some 48.8 million eligible voters will choose their new president for the next five years among 12 candidates, including current French President Emmanuel Macron. Most …

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