Keita re-elected Mali president with landslide

2018-08-16 18:02

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning a landslide in a runoff ballot, according to official figures.

UN, EU urge restraint in Mali after opposition leader spurns results

2018-08-15 10:08

The United Nations and European Union have called for restraint in Mali after the opposition candidate said he would reject the results of a presidential run-off.

Mali's Keita on track for second term in election runoff

2018-08-11 09:30

Malians will vote in a presidential runoff expected to return Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to the helm of a country battling jihadist violence and ethnic attacks.

DRC's Kabila backs ex-interior minister for election

2018-08-08 17:56

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, ending months of speculation, has chosen former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary to be his successor in upcoming elections, the government has said.

African Union issues call to uphold rights in DRC poll

2018-08-06 21:26

The African Union has called for the "rights and freedoms of all Congolese" to be upheld, amid mounting tensions over the country's presidential race.

Mali candidate urges 'democratic front' for runoff

2018-08-03 21:21

Opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse has called on parties to forge a "broad democratic front" for a run-off presidential election on August 12 against incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

Violence flares up as Malians vote in key election

2018-07-30 09:11

Malians have voted in a crucial presidential election as attacks disrupted polling in areas already beset by deadly ethnic and jihadist violence.

Swazi political party 'challenges electoral system in court'

2018-07-21 14:00

A Swaziland political party has challenged the country's political system a month before Africa's last absolute monarch goes to the polls.

Zimbabwe election: Chamisa calls for SADC, AU to protect election

2018-07-17 15:33

Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has called for associations of African states to ensure that the country's historic election is fair, adding his party would not boycott the vote.

Could African Union law shape a new legal order for the continent?

2018-07-10 11:32

The emergent AU law is seen as distinct and separate from international law and the domestic laws of member states, writes The Conversation.

 

Darfur rebels strengthen foothold in Libya: UN report

2018-08-16 11:50

Rebel groups from Sudan's Darfur region are strengthening their foothold in Libya, building up their military strength in a bid to return to Sudan and fight on, according to a confidential report seen by AFP.

Zim opposition, civil groups dismiss AU, SADC as 'toothless bulldogs'

2018-08-13 21:06

Zimbabwean civil society organisations and opposition political parties have reportedly described SADC and the AU observer missions as "toothless bulldogs" following their endorsement of the just ended disputed elections as free, fair and credible.

Ramaphosa praises Kabila's 'respect' for DRC constitution

2018-08-10 21:52

President Cyril Ramaphosa has praised Joseph Kabila, the outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo head of state, for his "respect for the constitution", according to a statement.

Three Congo soldiers walk free after 'mass murder' convictions

2018-08-07 20:18

A court in the Republic of Congo jailed three soldiers for three years for "mass murder" during a peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic, but the convicts have been freed, Human Rights Watch has said.

'Shot like a dog': Zimbabwe buries its post-election dead

2018-08-05 07:34

The four children of a fruit-seller gunned down by Zimbabwean soldiers in post-election violence wept uncontrollably at the sight of their father lying in a casket under a baking sun.

Foreign observers urge Zimbabwe vote results

2018-08-02 15:24

A new joint statement by foreign election observers in Zimbabwe is expressing "grave concern" over deadly violence after Monday's vote and urging the electoral commission to release the full results "expeditiously" and in a transparent manner.

SADC says it 'won't endorse fraudulent Zim polls' – report

2018-07-25 12:50

The Southern African Development Community observer mission has reportedly said that it won't endorse a fraudulent election in Zimbabwe.

UN, AU call for transfer of power in DRC

2018-07-20 10:18

The top security bodies of the United Nations and the African Union have called for a peaceful transfer of power following elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year.

UN votes to cut UN-AU force in Sudan's Darfur region in half

2018-07-13 19:30

The Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution that will dramatically cut the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's vast western Darfur region in response to reduced fighting and improved security conditions

OPINION: MDC's Chamisa troubled, dumbfounded by Mnangagwa's 'soft' dictatorship

2018-07-10 08:27

A military coup is hardly ever synonymous with democratic change or free, fair and transparent elections. Yet the MDC Alliance appears progressively overwhelmed by incredible denial and endless indecision over how to handle Mnangagwa’s soft dictatorship, writes Tafi Mhaka.

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