Malawi police probe officers over rape allegations

2019-10-17 21:28

Malawi police on Thursday announced the launch of an inquiry into allegations by rights groups that its officers raped and tortured women during demonstrations over presidential election results.

ANC's attempt to keep up with the times could delay eThekwini elective conference

2019-10-08 19:29

The much-anticipated elective conference for the largest ANC region, eThekwini, might not go ahead in 2019, according to provincial leaders.

WATCH | Portugal's Socialists win re-election in general vote

2019-10-07 11:31

Portugal's incumbent Prime Minister Antonio Costa's Socialists have won a general election marked by low turnout after presiding over a period of solid economic growth following years of austerity.

Blasts as insurgents try to disrupt Afghan presidential election

2019-09-28 14:56

Insurgents worked to disrupt Afghanistan's presidential election, with a series of blasts reported across the country as voters headed to the polls and troops flooded the streets of the capital.

Israel elections: Netanyahu's rule threatened by deadlocked Israeli polls

2019-09-19 10:24

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long grip on power appears in jeopardy after elections have left him tied with his main challenger Benny Gantz, raising the prospect of tough negotiations to build a unity government or even the end of the Israeli premier's record long rule.

A far-right party just made big gains in eastern Germany days after reports one of its leaders marched with neo-Nazis in 2007

2019-09-03 15:37

The AfD party made gains in the Brandenburg and Saxony regions in elections Sunday, cementing its strength in the formerly communist east.

Somali state braces for election with risks to regional stability

2019-08-22 06:52

Somalia's southern state of Jubaland is under lockdown ahead of a tense election which has pitted regional authorities against Mogadishu and sparked tensions with neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia.

AS IT HAPPENED: Democratic Alliance briefing on state of local governments

2019-08-07 12:00

The Democratic Alliance has briefed the media on the state of governance in local DA-run municipalities, particularly Kouga and Midvaal, three years on from the 2016 local government elections.

We need elections where ideas count for more than money

2019-08-06 05:00

South Africa needs clear laws to force political parties to reveal the sources of funding, otherwise our democracy will be enslaved by corporate sponsors and cronyism, ultimately cheapening our political process, writes Rich Mkhondo.

ANC and DA both 'winners' in Joburg by-elections

2019-07-25 15:57

The ANC and the Democratic Alliance have both expressed their happiness about the results of the municipal by-elections.


Elite Mozambique police unit linked to poll observer's murder

2019-10-08 21:51

Mozambican police said members of one of its elite units were involved in the murder of a poll observer in a ruling party stronghold just ahead of next week's election.

'People no longer trust the old parties' - Outsiders battle political elite as Tunisia votes

2019-10-07 11:31

Outsider candidates have challenged Tunisia's political elite as voters returned to the polls weeks after a presidential election that reshaped the country's post-Arab Spring political landscape.

Zambia proposed constitutional reforms stoke opposition

2019-09-29 12:52

Proposed constitutional reforms that would sharply increase President Edgar Lungu's powers ahead of elections in 2021 are stoking concerns about Zambia's democratic credentials, analysts and civil society groups say.

Mozambique rebel group threatens attacks during election campaign

2019-09-19 14:44

Breakaway Mozambique rebels have threatened to step up violence if campaigning is not suspended for upcoming elections - the first after a landmark peace deal - as they claimed responsibility for two recent car attacks.

Netanyahu quits Israel election rally as rocket alert sounds

2019-09-11 05:24

Sirens warning of rocket fire from Gaza cut short an election rally by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the southern city of Ashkelon late Tuesday, public television reported.

Botswana to hold elections on October 23

2019-08-31 12:36

Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi has ordered general elections on October 23, as tensions rise with his estranged predecessor, Ian Khama, the man who put him in the top job.

Outa joins ConCourt bid to change electoral system to allow independent candidates to run

2019-08-14 11:49

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse has applied to the Constitutional Court for permission to join the New Nation Movement NPC and others in a case calling for electoral reform.

Our obsession with the ANC is killing us

2019-08-06 08:07

Our obsession with the ANC is keeping us from engaging about what is really important. We fail deliberately in rescuing the public dialogue, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Afghan presidential candidates fear for safety after attacks

2019-07-30 05:33

Candidates jockeying to become Afghanistan's next president lashed out at the incumbent Ashraf Ghani on Monday after deadly violence cast a shadow over the first official day of campaigning.

Motlanthe refuses to lead investigation into formation of small parties

2019-07-11 19:02

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe declined to head the investigation into allegations surrounding the formation of smaller parties, the ANC has confirmed.

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