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Nigeria Electoral Commission tested in Delta gubernatorial election

Nigeria Electoral Commission tested in Delta gubernatorial election

Analysts in Nigeria have said the gubernatorial election in the Nigerian state of Delta was a test for the re-branded electoral commission ahead of...
Côte d’Ivoire political crisis challenges democracy

Côte d’Ivoire political crisis challenges democracy

The political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire stands as a challenge to democracy not only in that country but across West Africa and worldwide, U.S....
Opposition presidential candidates in Uganda worried

Opposition presidential candidates in Uganda worried

Opposition presidential candidates in Uganda, currently campaigning for the forthcoming elections, have appealed to the international community to keep a keen eye on Uganda's...
Nigerians say no to former military leaders running for president

Nigerians say no to former military leaders running for president

The latest presidential candidate to emerge in Nigeria ahead of April national elections has observers wondering in what direction the West African nation is...
Côte d’Ivoire: No light at the end of the tunnel

Côte d’Ivoire: No light at the end of the tunnel

Côte d'Ivoire's political situation remains deadlocked. African Union and ECOWAS mediators left the West African country on Monday without success. Whilst Alassane Ouattara insists...
Sudan could split into several countries

Sudan could split into several countries

Authorities in South Sudan believe other regions in Sudan will eventually secede peacefully from North Sudan’s Khartoum government. With south Sudan’s referendum result expected...
2011 elections in Zambia and Zimbabwe could be bloody

2011 elections in Zambia and Zimbabwe could be bloody

The 2011 elections in Zambia have been predicted to become the bloodiest ever if the government does not put in place measures to stop...
Haiti Independence Day marred by protests

Haiti Independence Day marred by protests

More than 100 protesters angered by a dysfunctional election commemorated Haiti's Independence Day on Saturday by burning tires and demanding that President Rene Preval...
Map of Sudan (excerpt)

What is to be expected – Sudan, a nation divided

The concluding ninth article in our series on Sudan's pending referenda examines the possible outcomes of the secession of the South. Though the ending...
Map of Sudan (excerpt)

Separation and peace possible? – Sudan, a nation divided

The eighth in our series of articles on Sudan's pending referenda questions whether the region can remain peaceful if South Sudan secedes from the...
Map of Sudan (excerpt)

Eritrea and Ethiopia’s proxy war – Sudan, a nation divided

Eritrea's importance in the Horn of Africa regional politics is dictated more by its strategic location along the Red Sea than its wealth. Despite...
Map of Sudan (excerpt)

Where does Ethiopia stand? – Sudan, a nation divided

Ethiopia does not only share a long border with the Sudan (1600 kms in length) but also the Blue Nile, the lifeline of both...
U.S.-Côte d’Ivoire: Gbagbo’s departure is ‘not negotiable’

U.S.-Côte d’Ivoire: Gbagbo’s departure is ‘not negotiable’

The Obama administration is in discussions with a number of countries in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on how to ensure...
Ivory Coast: Forced removal of incumbent President called for

Ivory Coast: Forced removal of incumbent President called for

Ivory Coast president elect Alassane Ouattara has called for the use of force to remove incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo, who is refusing to admit...
Map of Sudan (excerpt)

The question of a gerrymandered “oil rich” Abyei – Sudan, a nation divided

Abyei could very well be an excuse for a new North-South war. It is reportedly oil rich and both the North and South want...
Ivory Coast: Gbagbo, family and cronies banned from travel

Ivory Coast: Gbagbo, family and cronies banned from travel

The United States has imposed travel restrictions on Côte d’Ivoire’s Laurent Gbagbo, members of his regime and others who are undermining their country’s democratic...
Map of Sudan (excerpt)

Teaming up with Egypt for the Nile – Sudan, a nation divided

The third in our series of articles about Sudan's pending referenda looks at the vile treatment that the people of Southern Sudan have receive...
Ivory Coast: Nigeria withdraws delegates and citizens

Ivory Coast: Nigeria withdraws delegates and citizens

Following a United Nations alert of a possible a return to civil war in Ivory Coast after the disputed presidential election, Nigeria has withdrawn...
Map of Sudan (excerpt)

Beginnings of the end – Sudan, a nation divided

The stakes are high as Southern Sudanese head for the polls to decide on whether or not they want to break away from the...
Sudan: Obama seeks African pressure on Omar Bashir

Sudan: Obama seeks African pressure on Omar Bashir

U.S President Barack Obama has written to a number of African leaders urging them to ensure a successful 2011 referendum that may split or...
Sudan referenda uncertainty breeds talk of conflict

Sudan referenda uncertainty breeds talk of conflict

With Sudan moving towards a referendum to determine whether the south remains part of the country or secedes, the United Nations and the rest...
Uganda Government accused of voter bribing and intimidation

Uganda Government accused of voter bribing and intimidation

The main opposition political party in Uganda, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), has accused Uganda's government of voter intimidation and bribing in the ongoing...
Côte d’Ivoire: U.S. to take further additional steps against Gbagbo, family

Côte d’Ivoire: U.S. to take further additional steps against Gbagbo, family

“If President Gbagbo does not step down, the United States is looking to take further additional steps against him, his family, his wife, his...
Sudan: New date to be set for Abyei referendum

Sudan: New date to be set for Abyei referendum

Sudan has postponed the referendum date scheduled for the oil-rich Abyei region. The vote on whether the oil-rich region will belong to the north...
Ivory Coast: Military coup feared after electoral coup d’etat

Ivory Coast: Military coup feared after electoral coup d’etat

Tension remains high in Ivory Coast as incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo continues to defy calls from the African Union, United States, France and the...
Uganda: Museveni and Besigye embark on smear campaign

Uganda: Museveni and Besigye embark on smear campaign

As the race for the presidential seat gathers momentum ahead of next year's general elections in Uganda, the east African country's two key contestants,...
Ivory Coast President sworn in after controversial election

Ivory Coast President sworn in after controversial election

Ivory Coast's president has been sworn in for another five-year term following a controversial vote that the electoral commission says he lost. By annulling as...
Ivory Coast: Presidential election results rejected as tension mounts

Ivory Coast: Presidential election results rejected as tension mounts

The Chairman of Ivory Coast's Independent Electoral Commission (CEI), Youssouf Bakayoko Thursday afternoon declared Alassane Ouattara winner of the West African country's presidential election....
Ivory Coast: Electoral Commission misses presidential deadline

Ivory Coast: Electoral Commission misses presidential deadline

Ivory Coast's electoral commission has missed its deadline for declaring a winner in the country's presidential election. Those results have been delayed by supporters...
Of Egyptian pyramids and politics

Of Egyptian pyramids and politics

With the omni-present Pyramids and other historical monuments towering over the northern African country, Egyptians often refer to their country as the land of...