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U.S. orders non-emergency staff out of Congo before election

15 December 2018, 1:20 PM

The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it had ordered non-emergency government staff and family members of government employees to leave Democratic Republic of Congo a week before a presidential election that it fears could turn violent.

Nigerian presidential candidate warns about vote-buying

6 December 2018, 4:29 PM

The main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s election has advised Nigerians against selling their votes as concerns persist over possible electoral fraud at the landmark polls.

Ethiopian opposition leader, Birtukan Mideksa

Ethiopia chooses dissident to head vote board as PM presses reforms

22 November 2018, 5:55 PM

Ethiopia chose a former exiled dissident to head its election board on Thursday – part of a dizzying shake-up by the new prime minister that has brought rebels back into the political mainstream and curbed the establishment.

Gabon ruling party in pole position as final round vote starts

27 October 2018, 10:48 AM

Gabon began voting Saturday in the second round of legislative elections with the party of President Ali Bongo, whose family has ruled the country for nearly 50 years, coasting towards victory.

Finance minister targets debt ahead of election

24 October 2018, 5:22 PM

South Africa’s finance minister on Wednesday vowed to tackle debt and rebuild government institutions after the turbulent presidency of Jacob Zuma, as the ruling ANC party prepares for next year’s election.



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