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Togo

Men injure 5 gendarmes in attacks in Togo as presidential election drawing near

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Individuals with machetes and bludgeons injured five gendarmes in a series of attacks and fled away in the early hours of Saturday in Central...
Person voting

AU, UN urge calm ahead of presidential election in Guinea-Bissau

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The African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN) and African regional economic communities on Tuesday urged all political actors in Guinea-Bissau to resolve any...
Abdelaziz Bouteflika

President Bouteflika Vows to Make Major Amendments to presidential Polls

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Sunday pledged to carry out profound reforms to meet the demand of the ongoing massive protests in the North...
atiku

Atiku calls presidential election a ‘sham’

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Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Abubakar Atiku Wednesday denounced Nigeria’s presidential election as a sham, and accused rival President Muhammadu Buhari...
Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerians advised to reject Buhari over poverty and hardship

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Ahead of Saturday's Presidential Election, a pro-democracy group, Democracy Coalition has advised Nigerians to reject the hardship, poverty, pains and ethnic jingoism which President...
Buhari

U.S, UK and EU response over CJN Onnoghen’s suspension is ill-informed – Presidency

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The Presidency on Sunday said that the U.S, UK and EU were ill-informed regarding their response over President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of CJN Onnoghen...
Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan

Afari-Gyan suggests Ghanaians living abroad be allowed to vote

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Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, a former Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), says Ghanaians living abroad must be allowed to partake in the nation’s Presidential...

UN calls on all parties in DR Congo to refrain from violence

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appealed for all parties to “refrain from violence” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following the...

Disputes Emerge Erupt in DRC Over Presidential Election

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Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was declared early Thursday morning the winner of the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) while disputes...
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses crowd on Sept. 1, 2017

Viewpoint: Attempted Political Coup Underway in Kenya

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In an unprecedented legal decision four members out of seven within the Kenyan Supreme Court struck down the results of the presidential elections which...
Court

Kenya’s Supreme Court Rules Kenyatta’s Victory Null and Void

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Responding to the Kenyan Supreme Court’s decision to annul last month’s presidential election and order a re-run, Justus Nyang’aya, Country Director at Amnesty International...
John Mahama office

Ex-President Mahama Has No Credibility Whatsoever

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I don’t know why Ghana’s former President John Dramani Mahama was selected as Head of the Commonwealth Observer Mission to monitor the August 8...

Ghana’s 2020 Presidential Election: Mahama Coming ‘Like Kakai’

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The aL-hAJJ can authoritatively confirm, barring any act of God, Ghana’s immediate past President, John Dramani Mahama will stake claim to the opposition National...
Person voting

Undecided voters in French presidential election make race unpredictable

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In La Garenne city in Paris' northern suburbs, Julie -- a jobless young woman -- was looking at presidential candidate posters. "I'm...
Person voting

Ecuadorian Electoral Council affirms “total transparency” in presidential election

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The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador Wednesday affirmed "total transparency" in Sunday's presidential election and refuted fraud claims made by opposition candidate Guillermo...
Person voting

Ecuador closes campaigns ahead of second round of presidential election

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Both candidates in Ecuador's presidential race, ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno, and the opposition's Guillermo Lasso, closed their campaigns on Thursday with political rallies,...
Ban Ki-moon

Ex-UN chief proposes S. Korean constitutional amendment before presidential election

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Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon, who returned to his home country earlier this month, on Tuesday proposed a constitutional amendment before the South...
Person voting

Somalia’s presidential election attracts 24 candidates

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Somalia's Presidential Election Committee (PEC) announced on Sunday that 24 candidates will be contesting for the presidency in the Feb. 8 election, signaling the...
Person voting

Somali presidential election set for Feb. 8

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The Somali president will be elected on Feb. 8 in a joint parliamentary session, a new commission formed to oversee the exercise announced Wednesday. ...

Somalia elects senate speakers ahead of presidential election

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Somalia took a step closer to electing a new president Sunday after completing the election of the Senate Speaker and two deputies. ...
Dr. Yahya Jammeh

Gambia Needs Military Solution To Oust Jammeh

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Since the political crisis in The Gambia stated last December with President Yahya Jammeh rejecting the result of the presidential election citing “irregularities”, there...
Gambia

Only Allah Will Save Gambia

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Anxiety prevails in the Gambia as the people await what becomes of their country come January 19. Will this country tow the path of...

We Are Closely Watching Every Move Of Nana Addo

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Those of us who have been on the frontlines of the protean political battles involving the Akufo-Addo-led New Patriotic Party (NPP) for at least...

Spokespersons Of Transition Teams Cautioned

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Almost all the handing-over notes from the outgoing government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to the in-coming administration of the New Patriotic Party...
A voter casts her ballot in Accra, Ghana, on Dec. 7, 2016. Ghana's general elections began from 7 a.m. (0700 GMT) on Wednesday, with more than 15 million registered voters casting their ballots at 29,000 polling stations across the country. (Xinhua/Shi Song)(gl)

Ghana’s domestic observers endorse results of presidential election

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Domestic election watchers, the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) said on Saturday that Ghana's 2016 presidential election results announced by the Electoral Commission...
Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo wins presidential election

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The candidate of the largest opposition New Patriotic Party Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has won Ghana's closely contested presidential elections, official results released here...
DR. HASSAN AYARIGA

APC throws weight behind NPP

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The National Executive Committee(NEC), the 10 Regional Executive Committees(REC) and the majority of the Parliamentary Candidates of the All People’s Congress(APC) declares support for...

DRC Gets Opposition Prime Minister

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President Joseph Kabila today announced the appointment of Samy Badibanga Ntita, chairman of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) allies parliamentary group,...
Electoral Commission

Ghana’s electoral body announces candidates for presidential election

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The electoral body accepted the nomination forms of three more candidates for the elections after a Supreme Court ruling ordered a second chance to...
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh

Gambian opposition parites in talks over coalition

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The opposition People's Democratic Organization for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) invited other opposition parties for a crunch meeting at Kairaba Hotel. "We...