Togo’s ruling party has cruised to victory at the first local elections in 32 years in the West African nation that has been dominated by one family for decades, results said.
Opposition supporters arrested in Mauritania during clashes after the disputed presidential election have been released following official confirmation of the ruling party’s victory, security and justice sources told AFP.
Ugandan pop star turned leading opposition figure, Bobi Wine, on Thursday said he was ready to take on veteran President Yoweri Museveni in 2021 elections despite a string of arrests seen as a bid to silence him.
Algeria’s constitutional council has concluded it will not be possible to hold presidential elections on July 4 as planned, state TV reported on Sunday.
Tunisia’s secular Tahya Tounes party, founded this year, elected Prime Minister Youssef Chahed as its President on Sunday, confirming expectations of his leadership months before parliamentary and presidential elections.