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Israel readies for third election in less than a year

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israel is bracing for an unprecedented third election in under a year, with voters eyeing an end to the deadlock but polls indicating another tight race despite criminal charges against the prime minister. Two previous votes in April and September last year failed to produce …

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Joe Biden, a presidential front-runner in trouble

Manchester, United States | AFP | After suffering a drubbing in Iowa and bizarrely conceding he will likely lose New Hampshire’s Democratic primary next Tuesday, Joe Biden is under immense pressure to turn his floundering US presidential campaign around. The popular former US vice president has been the national frontrunner …

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Sanders claims victory as review ordered of Iowa results

Manchester, United States | AFP | Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined Pete Buttigieg on Thursday in claiming victory in the chaotic Iowa caucuses as an exasperated party chairman ordered a review of the results of the first nominating contest. Sanders, the leftist senator from Vermont, and Buttigieg, the former …

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MUTHARIKA: Law professor turned unelected Malawi leader

  Lilongwe, Malawi | AFP | Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika, 79, is a former Washington law professor whose second successive election victory was declared invalid on Monday over widespread polling irregularities. (read full judgment bottom) He won his first term in a closely contested poll in 2014, two years after …

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Malawi’s court cancels presidential vote result

Judges driven to court in a military armoured vehicle Lilongwe, Malawi | AFP | Malawi’s constitutional court on Monday ordered new elections after annulling the results of a vote that re-elected President Peter Mutharika in May, citing widespread irregularities. (read full judgment bottom) “We hold that the first respondent (Mutharika) …

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Burundi’s ruling party picks Gen. Ndayishimiye

  Gitega, Burundi | AFP | Burundi’s ruling party said Sunday that party leader General Evariste Ndayishimiye will stand as its candidate in a presidential election in May. Ndayishimiye is an ally of current President Pierre Nkurunziza who will not seek a new mandate after his controversial election to a …

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Malawians protest after judges ‘given kick-backs’

Malawi anti-bribery protest draws thousands Lilongwe, Malawi | AFP |  Tens of thousands of Malawians took part in protests on Thursday at alleged attempts to bribe judges overseeing a legal challenge to the re-election last year of President Peter Mutharika. People took to the streets after the country’s chief justice …

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Opposition’s Embalo wins Guinea-Bissau presidency

Embalo wins Guinea-Bissau presidency, beaten PAIGC cries foul Bissau, Guinea-Bissau | AFP | Opposition leader Umaro Sissoco Embalo won the presidential election in the volatile West African state of Guinea-Bissau, the National Electoral Commission (CNE) announced Wednesday, but the country’s historic ruling PAIGC party cried foul. Embalo won 53.55 percent …

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Tensions in Ivory Coast as ex-rebel chief Soro’s plane diverted

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Former Ivory Coast rebel chief and presidential candidate Guillaume Soro landed Monday in neighbouring Ghana after his private flight was diverted “against his will”, his party said. Soro’s planned return to the Ivory Coast as candidate in next year’s ballot is raising tensions in …

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