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Former prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, seen here in 2010, has been declared Somalia's new president. (Farah Abdi Warsameh / The Associated Press)

Somali parties suspend talks on electoral process for a day

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Consultative talks between the Somali government and five leaders of the federal member states will resume on Wednesday, the presidency announced on Tuesday. President Mohamed...
Special Voting Begins In Sunyani East

Special Voting ends in Akatsi South without any trouble

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Mrs Akorfa Buabasa Asamoah, the Akatsi South District Electoral Officer has expressed satisfaction about the entire electoral process of the special voting exercise in...
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Media criticism must improve electoral process – EC Chair

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Mrs Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), has asked the media to be circumspect in their criticisms in order not to...
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Refrain from showing too much skin – GBA President warns

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Whether in court or at the office, lawyers and Judges should refrain from showing too much skin, Mr. Anthony Forson, National President of the...
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Youth told to be watchdogs of the electoral process

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The youth have been asked to show keen interest in the country’s electoral process and ensure that it was transparent enough to guarantee free...
Former President Jerry John Rawlings

Election 2020: Rawlings urges EC to use consultative approach

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Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Thursday urged the Electoral Commission (EC) to use consultative approach that binds in stakeholders throughout the electoral process. ...
DR COngo conflict

International bodies reaffirm commitment to supporting peaceful transition in DR Congo

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The Guarantors of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region have reaffirmed their...
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EC cautions party agents against interfering with electoral process

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Mr Charles Damoah, the Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the EC, said the EC would not hesitate to hand over any trouble maker to...
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Youth urged to participate in electoral process

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He explained that the youth, who were king makers with their roles in politics being critical, were not well-informed with the electoral processes and...
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Ghana urged to raise women representation in politics

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Ekutu Aukot, a former chair of Selection Panel, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya, said Africans must create a contest that will allow...
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Canada Assists Ghana With Millions Towards 2016 Elections

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The Ghana Electoral Process Strengthening Initiative would work with the Electoral Commission (EC) to strengthen electoral administration mechanisms to improve results transmission and dispute...

PWD Are Relevant to Ghana’s Electoral Process – EC

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She urged PWDs to endeavor to perform a variety of roles beyond exercising their franchise. Ms Nutakor, at a day’s seminar organised by Sharecare...
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Observer group promises to ensure reliable Ghana polls

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Prof. Miranda Greenstreet, Co-Chairman of the 42-member organization, said during the launch of the CODEO's roadmap for the 2016 election that the coalition would...
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24 Activists Pardoned By DRC Government

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This announcement follows three presidential pardons issued in July, including six members of the youth activist group Struggle for Change (Lucha) who were arrested...
21st Ghana Journalists Association

Journalists advised to uphold professionalism

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She reminded media practitioners to allow the core principles of journalism to guide their work and eschew reports borne out of speculation and rumour...
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Foreigners must not meddle in Ghana’s electoral process

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Mr Cletus Avoka, the Board Chairman of GIS, gave the warning at a durbar of immigration personnel in Sekondi when the board members paid...
Star-Ghana Elections

Star-Ghana Launches Election Project

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The project dubbed: “Consolidating The Electoral Justice System in Ghana,” aims at ensuring the legality of the electoral process, safeguard the political rights of...
DR Congo

DR Congo dialogue to seek roadmap for electoral process

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Edem Kodjo, the AU facilitator for the Democratic Republic of Congo national dialogue, on Monday said the dialogue would last about two weeks for...
DR Congo

MONUSCO urges DR Congo to hold polls within constitutional timeline

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"At the UN level, it is clear that elections are supposed to be held within the constitutional timeline," said Charles Antoine Bambara, MONUSCO's director...

EC Must Instill Confidence In Electoral Process – Dr. Aryee

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It should take urgent steps to resolve any disagreements over the electoral roll and the voter registration exercise ahead of the 2016 general elections. The...
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Women Volunteers Needed For 2016 Elections

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According to Mr Alexander Akomiah, the Greater Accra Regional Director of Electoral Commission, when women are in charge of the electoral process, they make...

Media Tasked To Hold Ghana Together In Election Period

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He noted that there was so much mistrust in the country and challenged the media to address the situation and hold the country together. Mr...

Regional bloc to discuss security, poll process in Central African Republic

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The summit will be presided over by Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba who is the current ECCAS chairman. Sessions of the...

EC promises trustworthy electoral process

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The Commissioner, Mrs Charlotte Osei, stated this, on Thursday, at the opening session of the two-day public hearing on the over 30 petitions submitted...
Media workers leave the Media, Observer and Election Results Centre of Zanzibar Electoral Commission in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on Oct. 28, 2015. Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar on Wednesday has cancelled results of its just-held general elections, according to Zanzibar Electoral Commission. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)

International observers urge Zanzibar authorities to resume electoral process

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International election observers on Thursday joined the governments of the United States and Britain calling on the Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) to resume the...

DR Congo religious leaders in support of national dialogue

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Religious leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) have supported the holding of national dialogue to resolve the political crisis threatening the...

EAC calls for dialogue to avoid humanitarian crisis in Burundi

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Following week-long protests in Bujumbura, the Burundian capital, the East African Community (EAC) Friday urged the government and all parties to ensure the electoral...
European Union

EU donates $11 million to support Burkina Faso’s electoral process

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The European Union (EU) will disburse 7 billion CFA Francs (about 11 million U.S. dollars) to support Burkina Faso's electoral process, an official source...
Independent Electoral Commission

Political thugs in Nigeria’ s elections nabbed

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Nigerian police on Sunday said some suspected political thugs were arrested for allegedly disrupting the electoral process during the Saturday Governorship and House of...
United Nations

UN pledges support for Ivory Coast’s electoral process

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The special representative of the UN secretary general in Cote d'Ivoire Aichatou Mindaoudou has promised support to political actors in the country's electoral process....