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Cameroon plans February polls under shadow of violence

Yaounde, Cameroon | AFP |  Cameroon is poised to hold parliamentary and municipal elections in February but a bloody separatist conflict and political tensions are set to cloud the vote, experts say. Anglophone separatists are fighting government troops in western Cameroon while the north of the country has come under attack …

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Rebuke for Trump in races seen as barometers for 2020 election

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump and his Republican allies suffered stinging defeats Tuesday as Democrats were projected to win closely-watched elections in two states, results that signal troubling headwinds for his 2020 re-election campaign. The Republican Governor Matt Bevin in deep-red Kentucky was ousted by his …

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Opposition urges Mozambicans to reject ‘massive electoral fraud’

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambique’s main opposition party Renamo on Monday urged the population to reject the “massive electoral fraud” it claims had been perpetrated during last week’s polls. The former rebel group has called for fresh elections, accusing the government of breaching a peace deal by using violence and …

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Retired Supreme Court Justice Wilson Tsekooko dies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Retired Supreme Court Justice, John Wilson Nattubu Tsekooko, died on Oct.14 at Norvik Hospital in Kampala, where he was admitted. According to Judiciary senior communications officer Solomon Muyita, Tsekooko had been battling cancer of the prostate. Justice Tsekooko was on the Supreme Court that …

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FDC appoints 2021 Mobilization Team

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has appointed a grass root mobilization team ahead of the 2021 general elections. Addressing journalists on Monday at the party headquarters in Najjanakumbi, FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda says that team will traverse different parts of the country …

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Austrians vote with conservatives in lead

Vienna, Austria | AFP |  Austrians began voting Sunday in snap elections, in which the conservatives look set to triumph but face difficulties finding a partner to govern after a corruption scandal brought down their last coalition with the far-right. The People’s Party (OeVP) led by 33-year-old Sebastian Kurz is predicted to …

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CCEDU says Hoima poll ‘well administered despite tension’

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) has issued a report stating that today’s Hoima District Woman MP by-election was largely well administered despite the pre-election tension that threatened to mar it. “The September 26th 2019 Hoima District Woman MP by-election was …

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