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Influential church on election stump in DR Congo
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Influential church on election stump in DR Congo

A Catholic choir sings during the inauguration of the new Archbishop of Kinshasa, Fridolin Ambongo in Kinshasa on November 25, 2018. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP) The influential Catholic Church joined the electoral fray Sunday as the Democratic Republic of Congo gears up for next month’s watershed presidential election […]

2019: Rep dismisses Kanu’s call for election boycott in South-East
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2019: Rep dismisses Kanu’s call for election boycott in South-East

[FILE PHOTO] IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu Rep Anayo Nnebe (PDP-Anambra), has dismissed the call by leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on the people of the South East to boycott the 2019 general elections. Nnebe, who represents Awka North/South Constituency in the House of Representatives, […]

Madagascar ex-president Rajoelina leads in vote count
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Madagascar ex-president Rajoelina leads in vote count

Madagascar presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina casts his ballot in Antananarivo, on November 7, 2018. – Madagascar was voting for a new president in unprecedented polls in which the three front-runners are former heads of state facing-off amid efforts to defuse a political crisis. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP) Former […]

Bangladesh opposition says will contest election
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Bangladesh opposition says will contest election

Bangladesh's main opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia (C) looks on as she is escorted back to prison from a hospital visit in Dhaka on November 8, 2018. – Bangladeshi authorities were set to announce later November 8 a date for general elections despite the opposition crying […]

Gunmen abduct six children from Cameroon school
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Gunmen abduct six children from Cameroon school

Cameroon's incumbent President Paul Biya (C) casts his ballot as his wife Chantal looks on in the polling station in Bastos neighbourhood in the capital Yaounde, on October 7, 2018 during Cameroon's presidential election. – Cameroonians began voting in crunch presidential polls, with octogenarian leader seeking a seventh term against […]

Dozens of casualties as explosions rock chaotic Afghan elections
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Dozens of casualties as explosions rock chaotic Afghan elections

An Afghan voter casts his ballot at a polling centre for the country's legislative election in Herat province on October 20, 2018. – Afghans are bracing for more deadly violence on October 20 as voting gets under way in the long-delayed legislative election that the Taliban has vowed to attack. […]

I will be a listening governor, says Sanwo-Olu
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I will be a listening governor, says Sanwo-Olu

[FILE EPHOTO] Jide Sanwo-Olu The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday said he would run a government based on the wishes of the people if elected. He made the pledge at Ikeja while speaking during a ‘Thank You’ visit to party […]

Credible elections: The press must put pressure on politicians to get it right – Okowa
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Credible elections: The press must put pressure on politicians to get it right – Okowa

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has challenged journalists to put pressure on politicians to ensure they do promote free, fair and credible elections in the country. The governor gave the charge on Friday at the 14th All Nigerian Editors Conference with the theme, “Credible […]

Tension in Badagry over non-release of result 4 days after APC election
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Tension in Badagry over non-release of result 4 days after APC election

[FILE PHOTO] Election Palpable tension have continued to envelope the ancient town of Badagry, Lagos State, as residents await announcement of result of All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries into the House of Representatives and State House of Assembly. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who went round Badagry reports […]

At least 13 dead in suicide attack on Afghan election rally
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At least 13 dead in suicide attack on Afghan election rally

Afghan commuters and pedestrians are seen along road as a billboard with a poster of candidate Haji Hafizullah Jalili is seen near a busy market during the parliamentary election campaign, in Kabul on October 2, 2018.<br />Campaigning for Afghanistan's long-delayed parliamentary elections kicks off on September 28, as a crescendo […]

Direct primary, best for Nigerian democracy
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Direct primary, best for Nigerian democracy

[FILE PHOTO] Election Mr John Okoli-Akirika, a legal practitioner based in Awka, Anambra said that direct primary method of electing aspirants remained the best for Nigerian democracy, compared to indirect method. Okoli-Akirika said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Awka. He said that […]

APC NWC election panel nullifies Lagos governorship primaries
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APC NWC election panel nullifies Lagos governorship primaries

The Chairman of APC National Working Committee (NWC), Clement Ebri The APC National Working Committee (NWC) panel on Tuesday cancelled the exercise that took place earlier in the day in the Lagos governorship primary election, saying the preparatory process for the election had just been concluded. The Chairman of the […]

Ekiti election: Tribunal dismisses PDP’s application for recount of ballot
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Ekiti election: Tribunal dismisses PDP’s application for recount of ballot

Outgoing Ekiti state governor and PDP party member, Ayodele Fayose The Ekiti Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed an application by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the recount of ballot papers used in the July 14 poll. The PDP and its candidate, Prof. Olusola Kolapo are challenging the […]

Blast injures election candidate in Ukraine’s rebel east
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Blast injures election candidate in Ukraine’s rebel east

Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Alexander Zakharchenko. Photo/ Wikipedia Three people were injured in an explosion in Ukraine’s rebel stronghold Donetsk on Saturday, including a candidate for the post of the self-proclaimed republic’s leader. The incident took place just four weeks after the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Alexander […]

Osun election: INEC’s secret balloting curbed open vote buying – CSOs
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Osun election: INEC’s secret balloting curbed open vote buying – CSOs

INEC National Commissioner Festus Okoye Esq inspecting some Polling Unit in Ede South Local Government of Osun State<br />#OsunDecides2018. Photo/Twitter/ necnigeria Two Civil Society Organisations monitoring the Osun governorship election on Saturday said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC’s) secret balloting had so far made it impossible for people to […]

Osun poll witnesses high turnout amid tight security
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Osun poll witnesses high turnout amid tight security

Polling units set up across the state, awaiting voters and commencement of polls at 8 a.m<br />#OsunDecides2018. Photo/Twitter/ inecnigeria There was high turnout on Saturday as residents of Osun headed to their polling units to vote in the governorship election. Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) covering the […]