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Gabon’s Ali Bongo vows to ‘calmly’ await election results

Libreville, Gabon | AFP |  Gabon’s President Ali Bongo said Sunday that he is “calmly” waiting for the result of the country’s presidential election to be published, after his rival Jean Ping claimed victory following Saturday’s vote. “We respect the law… so we are waiting calmly for Cenap (the national …

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Kiggundu: No money for Uganda LC1 elections this year

The Electoral Commission (EC) has halted the process of organising Uganda’s Local Council (LC) 1 and 2 elections until they get full funding. The chairman of the commission Badru Kiggundu while meeting members on Parliament’s Legal Committee today, said that the commission has decided to halt the exercise due to lack of funds. …

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Five things to know about Gabon ahead of elections

LIBREVILLE, Gabon | AFP | One of Africa’s largest oil producers and among the continent’s wealthier nations, small lush Gabon holds a presidential election Saturday at a time of rising social tension due to the global slump in oil prices. The vote sees one of the strongest challenges yet to …

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Bogus elections, costly by-elections

Electoral Commission criticized as cost of elections to be repeated nears Shs30bn About 25% of the outcomes of the 488 parliamentary elections conducted in February are being challenged in courts of law. That is not to mention the main one; the presidential election, which was also challenged in court. If …

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Trump vows ‘Cold War’ terror fight, immigrant controls

New York, United States | AFP | Donald Trump on Monday laid out a US blueprint for defeating global terrorism in partnership with NATO and Middle East allies, demanding extreme restrictions on immigration and likening the fight to the Cold War. The Republican nominee, who is tanking in the polls …

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Zambia president Lungu re-elected in disputed polls

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |    Zambia’s incumbent President Edgar Lungu was on Monday declared the winner of a closely-fought election in the southern African country that the opposition claimed was rigged. Election commission chief Esau Chulu announced that Lungu was “duly elected” after releasing the final results from Thursday’s …

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Zambia opposition leader angered by vote results delay

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |    Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on Sunday blasted the national election commission for slow progress in releasing results from this week’s closely-fought presidential vote. Hichilema, the leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND) who has alleged fraud in Thursday’s vote, demanded to …

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Lungu vs Hichilema: Zambia’s presidential battle

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | The front-runners in Zambia’s presidential election on Thursday are incumbent Edgar Lungu and rags-to-riches businessman Hakainde Hichilema — two adversaries who battled it out only last year. Lungu won that election by fewer than 28,000 votes, securing the right to complete the final months of …

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Clashes heighten concerns ahead of Zambia election

Lusaka, ZAMBIA | AFP | Election officials and candidates in Zambia’s presidential vote on Tuesday condemned fresh outbreaks of violence between rival supporters, as concerns grow that the relatively stable country could face worsening unrest. Just 18 months after President Edgar Lungu narrowly won a snap election, he and the …

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