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Algeria presidential vote faces brick wall of Berber opposition

Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria | AFP |  In Algeria’s disaffected Kabylie region, the brick has become the symbol of the anti-vote campaign ahead of unpopular presidential elections set for Thursday. Protesters have even bricked up the entrances to local government offices to prevent the distribution of election material in Tizi-Ouzou, a key city …

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People power unveils coordination team in Bunyoro

Kagadi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  People Power, a pressure group led by Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, has unveiled  a coordination team that will spearhead its activities in Bunyoro region, ahead of the 2021 presidential elections.  The Bunyoro People Power district coordinators were unveiled on Saturday afternoon by Barnabas Tinkasiimire, …

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Mauritania constitutional council confirms election winner Ghazouani

Nouakchott, Mauritania | AFP |  Ex-general Mohamed Ould Ghazouani was declared the official winner Monday of presidential elections in Mauritania that opposition candidates claim were unfair. The Constitutional Council, the final authority on Mauritania’s founding law, rejected an opposition challenge and confirmed the CENI electoral commission’s announcement that Ghazouani had …

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Is Zimbabwe nostalgic for Mugabe?

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | While it’s unlikely that many Zimbabweans yearn for former ruler Robert Mugabe’s return, the occasion of his 95th birthday on Thursday has led some to see him in a softer light. “Comrade Bob” was toppled from 37 years in power in November 2017 following a brief …

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FDC dismisses DP’s one candidate strategy

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has dismissed, as wishful thinking, a one-to-one strategy broached by Democratic Party (DP) ahead of the 2021 presidential elections. The strategy that would see all opposition parties’ field a single candidate against National Resistance Movement (NRM) …

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CCM’s Magufuli Wins Tanzania’s Presidential Elections

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Tanzania has declared CCM’s Dr. John Pombe Magufuli as the winner of the recently concluded Presidential Elections. Magufuli garnered 8,882,935 votes (58.16%) against Edward Lowassa’s 6,072,848 votes (39.97%). Lowassa was representing the opposition party of CHADEMA. However, Lowassa has contested the results, filed an …

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