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Zimbabwe: Tendai Biti cuts Mugabe’s election budget request

Zimbabwe: Tendai Biti cuts Mugabe’s election budget request

Crucial elections in troubled Zimbabwe are now closer to reality after Finance minister Tendai Biti on Thursday, November 25 set aside under Treasury an “unallocated contingency...
Sudan: North attack on South gets UN reaction

Sudan: North attack on South gets UN reaction

An attack on south Sudan positions which left four southern Sudanese soldiers and two civilians wounded, has been described by the south as an...
Uganda: Museveni uses security to attract northern votes

Uganda: Museveni uses security to attract northern votes

Although Uganda's incumbent president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni won the past two general and presidential elections of 2001 and 2006, statistics have shown that he...
Madagascar’s sad referendum “joke”

Madagascar’s sad referendum “joke”

Military officers in Madagascar who declared to take over the government of current president Andry Rajoelina have been arrested. The attempted coup plot which...
Sudan: International community striving to prevent war

Sudan: International community striving to prevent war

Despite strong statements by both north and south Sudan to steer clear of war whatever the outcome of the largest African country's January referendum...
Guinea: Election results raise ethnic tensions

Guinea: Election results raise ethnic tensions

As soon as Alpha Conde was declared the first democratically elected president of Guinea, violence broke out in pockets of Guinea's capital, Conakry. The...
Guinea: Violence over presidential election outcome feared

Guinea: Violence over presidential election outcome feared

Results for Guinea’s presidential election are to be announced Monday, November 15, but the stage has been set for a violent showdown after one...
“War is not an option” for North and South Sudan

“War is not an option” for North and South Sudan

North and south Sudan have assured the international community that war would not be an option, should the forthcoming January referenda sustain or divide...
Guinea finally decides

Guinea finally decides

Guinea has completed its first democratic election since independence from France in 1958, recording a huge voter turn out in a run-off election that...
Burma election: ‘Where’s the story?’

Burma election: ‘Where’s the story?’

Like the old philosophical conundrum about the noise made by a tree falling in a deserted forest, so the upcoming election in Burma raises...
Ivory Coast elections : Gbagbo and Ouattara to lock horns in runoff bid

Ivory Coast elections : Gbagbo and Ouattara to lock horns in runoff bid

Ivory Coast's presidential electoral is heading toward a second round runoff because no candidate won more than half of the votes cast Sunday. The...
Current President and Former PM Leading Ivory Coast Vote

Current President and Former PM Leading Ivory Coast Vote

Provisional results from Ivory Coast's electoral commission show the country's current president and its former prime minister are leading returns from Sunday's vote. With more...
Nigeria: Iran remains quiet over seized arms ship

Nigeria: Iran remains quiet over seized arms ship

Nigerian authorities have failed to get any comments from the Iranian embassy in Nigeria concerning an arms-loaded ship from Iran which was seized by...
Uganda government warned by Human Right Watch

Uganda government warned by Human Right Watch

Human Rights Watch has advised the Ugandan government to ensure that in the lead-in to the forthcoming election, those responsible for any violence are...
Ivory Coast Waiting for Election Results

Ivory Coast Waiting for Election Results

An anxious Ivory Coast is standing by for the results of Sunday’s long-awaited presidential election. The country’s election commission Monday released returns from Ivorians voting...
Ivory Coast elections peaceful in Abidjan, chaotic in Paris

Ivory Coast elections peaceful in Abidjan, chaotic in Paris

Sunday's presidential elections in Côte d'Ivoire saw more than 5.7 million Ivorians going to the polls. Whilst the electoral process went smoothly in the...
South Sudan referendum could be postponed

South Sudan referendum could be postponed

A successful January 9 referendum on independence for Southern Sudan will be a "miracle", according to the Sudanese electoral commission chairman Mohamed Ibrahim Khalil....
Nigeria: Seized arms-loaded ship raises worry over possible tensions

Nigeria: Seized arms-loaded ship raises worry over possible tensions

An illegal arms shipment containing grenades, explosives and mortars has been seized in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest shipping port. The importation of arms has raised...
Uganda: Presidential candidates nominated

Uganda: Presidential candidates nominated

Nomination exercise for Uganda's Presidential candidates kicked off Monday at the Nambole stadium in the capital, Kampala, ahead of the country's February 2011 Presidential...
South African ’94 election results were tempered with

South African ’94 election results were tempered with

Former South African electoral commissioner Peter Harris has made shock disclosures that the country's 1994 results were tampered with by a hacker to...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe seeking a hasty end to coalition?

Zimbabwe: Mugabe seeking a hasty end to coalition?

Zimbabwe's electoral commission says it is waiting for the nod from President Robert Mugabe to organize parliamentary and presidential elections in 2011. “Our mandate is...
Opposition leader in Uganda tear-gased

Opposition leader in Uganda tear-gased

The leader of the main opposition paty, Forum for Democracy (FDC), Dr Kiiza Besigye was Thursday arrested by police after he stormed into the...
Sudan: President Bashir retracts war talk

Sudan: President Bashir retracts war talk

After threatening that the only outcome he would accept from a January referendum that could split Africa's largest nation was a vote for unity,...
Egypt: The art of silencing Gamal Mubarak’s political critics

Egypt: The art of silencing Gamal Mubarak’s political critics

Next month's Parliamentary elections in Egypt will be followed by the presidential elections next year. The stakes are high as it is still not...
Guinea: New electoral chief appointed amid clashes, theft, fire

Guinea: New electoral chief appointed amid clashes, theft, fire

Guinea's junta leader General Sekouba Konte has named a Malian citizen to head the national independent electoral commission after consultations with international representatives on...
Côte d’Ivoire: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Côte d’Ivoire: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Presidential campaign began on Friday in Côte d'Ivoire amid great expectations and deep concerns. After eight years of armed conflict that led the country...
Uganda: Kiiza Besigye, still a thorn in Yoweri Museveni’s side

Uganda: Kiiza Besigye, still a thorn in Yoweri Museveni’s side

Uganda constitutional court Tuesday finally made a decisive ruling in a treason case involving opposition leader Dr Kiiza Besigye. The case was filed against...
Sudan highly polarized ahead of referendum

Sudan highly polarized ahead of referendum

As the referendum that could see Sudan split into two nations nears, the governments of north and south Sudan continue to accuse each other...
Sudan: George Clooney takes NBC to Sudan, fearing war

Sudan: George Clooney takes NBC to Sudan, fearing war

Hollywood star George Clooney has joined Delegates from the United Nations Security Council to emphasize the need to avoid war in Sudan as the...
Nigeria’s campaign trail and Independence-day attacks

Nigeria’s campaign trail and Independence-day attacks

The politics of vilification has begun in Nigeria ahead of a promisingly intriguing pending national elections, as presidential candidates seek points over the independence...