Tanzania president moves to ease fears over election

2020-01-22 12:36

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has promised this year's general election will be "free and fair" and invited international monitors to observe proceedings amid concerns of a democratic crackdown in the East African nation.

Algeria's presidency unveils new government

2020-01-03 11:49

Newly-elected Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune formed his government on Thursday, two weeks after he took office following a controversial election, his spokesman said.

Thousands of Gambians protest, demand President Adama Barrow step down

2019-12-17 12:15

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Gambia's capital Banjul demanding that President Adama Barrow respect his pledge to quit after three years in office.

ANALYSIS | Namibian elections: The sands are shifting – slowly

2019-11-26 15:03

Namibia’s political stability so far has been vested in the dominance of Swapo. Those opposing its control face an uphill battle. If they make inroads, they should not be sidelined by manipulation of the election results.

Nigeria's ruling party wins election in key oil state

2019-11-18 18:27

Nigeria's ruling party has won the key oil-rich state of Bayelsa, the electoral body said, a sign of President Muhammadu Buhari's growing influence in opposition strongholds.

WATCH | Botswana votes in tight election testing its stable democracy

2019-10-23 11:25

Botswana goes to the polls in a hotly contested general election that could test the country's traditionally stable politics, as the ruling party faces its toughest challenge yet.

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.


Schweizer-Reneke up for grabs in by-election

2020-01-14 06:22

The North West's Mamusa Municipality - which includes the town of Schweizer-Reneke - will elect its new council on Wednesday after the previous one was dissolved.

Congo's veteran president set to run anew in 2021

2019-12-31 18:20

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been chosen by his party to run again for the top job in 2021, having already led the central African country for a total of 35 years.

Botswana ruling party insider claims 'vote rigging' in October election

2019-12-12 11:22

A Botswana ruling party member has claimed to have taken part in vote rigging during the October election that allowed President Mokgweetsi Masisi to win a five-year term.

TIMELINE: SA's credit rating journey since 1994

2019-11-24 13:50

South Africa has had a high quality credit rating of A+ before, but in recent years it's been dwindling down a steady path to junk status.

SACP concerned for ANC at 2021 and 2024 polls

2019-11-08 05:53

The SACP has painted a bleak picture of the ANC's chances of securing a mandate to govern during the 2021 municipal elections and 2024 general polls.

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.

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