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48 parties to contest SA elections

JOHANNESBURG, March 20 – A record 48 political parties will contest the May 8 national elections, 19 more parties on the ballot paper compared to the last general elections in 2014. Leaders of the political parties gathered in Johannesburg on Wednesday to sign the mandatory electoral code of conduct. IEC chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo […]

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Nigeria’s main opposition says democracy under threat, alleges vote rigging

JOHANNESBURG, February 26 – Nigeria’s main opposition party the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says democracy is under threat and is alleging vote rigging as President Muhammadu Buhari surges to an early electoral lead following Saturday’s presidential and legislative elections. The final tally is yet to be determined, but by late Monday Buhari had won seven […]

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ANC in Gauteng to nominate election candidates

JOHANNESBURG, December 12 -The ruling African National Congress’s (ANC) Gauteng branch will hold a conference on Wednesday to nominate candidates for the provincial and national legislatures ahead of next year’s general elections. ”The number of branches that have convened successful branch general meetings in order to nominate candidates to the provincial legislature and National Assembly, […]

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UN calls on Cameroonians to go to the polls on Sunday

JOHANNESBURG, October 5 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged all Cameroonians to exercise their democratic rights in Sunday’s presidential elections, adding that they should be peaceful, credible and inclusive. In a statement from his spokesperson, the UN chief also called on all stakeholders to “exercise restraint before, during and after the election”. Nine candidates are contesting the […]

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Malawi vice president slammed for “using violence to promote candidacy”

JOHANNESBURG, August 21 – Former Malawi vice president Khumbo Kachali has accused incumbent vice president Saulos Chilima of using violence to promote his candidacy ahead of elections next year, Malawi24 reported on Tuesday. Kachali made his accusatory comments on Facebook, saying Chimila had shown the crowd at a United Transformation Movement rally in Mangochi in […]

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Mnangagwa reaches out to Chamisa

HARARE, August 2  ‑ Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has on Thursday, reached out to his MDC Alliance opponent Nelson Chamisa regarding the prevailing tense situation in the country. “We have been in communication with Nelson Chamisa to discuss how to immediately diffuse the situation, and we must maintain this dialogue in order to protect the […]