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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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TRUMP IMPEACHED!

House votes 229-198 & 230-197 to impeach Trump for obstruction of Congress Washington, United States | AFP |  The US House of Representatives voted 229-198 on Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for obstruction of Congress. Trump was facing two articles of impeachment — for abuse of power and obstruction of …

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EU casts doubt on credibility of Mozambique election

  Maputo, Mozambique | AFP |  The European Union on Friday cast doubt on the credibility of Mozambique’s ruling party’s victory in last month’s election, saying its observers detected a litany of “irregularities and malpractices” and called on authorities to clarify them. Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi won a new five-year …

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