Mali heads to polls despite coronavirus, insecurity

2020-03-27 13:33

Malians are set to vote in a long-delayed parliamentary election, despite a raging jihadist conflict, the recent kidnap of a leading opposition politician and the coronavirus pandemic.

OPINION | Burundi’s 2020 elections: What is at stake?

2020-03-10 11:44

Beyond the national dynamics, the 2020 elections offer an opportunity for improved relations between the Government of Burundi and the international community, especially the West, writes Patrick Hajayandi and Selina Diaby.

Israel's Netanyahu claims election win that defied 'all expectations'

2020-03-03 13:48

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed "a giant victory" in elections on Tuesday, boasting that his right-wing Likud party had defied "all expectations" in the country's third vote in less than a year.

Mbhazima Shilowa: DA needs to provide alternative policies beyond just criticism of the ANC

2020-02-27 11:05

It is an indictment on opposition parties, the DA in particular, that while there are people who are disappointed with the ANC and its progress in certain areas they do not see the opposition as offering an alternative beyond criticism, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.

Cameroon's parliamentary elections: snapshot of what's at stake

2020-02-07 15:20

Cameroon's first parliamentary and municipal elections in seven years are due on February 9, despite jihadist attacks in the north and a bloody separatist struggle in the west.

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.


Coronavirus: Electoral Court allows suspension of by-elections

2020-03-19 17:18

The Electoral Court on Thursday granted the Electoral Commission of South Africa's (IEC) urgent application to postpone the by-elections scheduled for March, April and May.

Lindiwe Mazibuko: South Africa needs electoral reform that meets the needs of a changing nation

2020-03-09 11:25

Ethical leaders can only transform our society if they emerge from a functional, constitutionally-sound electoral system that caters for the participation of a range of political actors and movements, writes Lindiwe Mazibuko

Ralph Mathekga | Municipal elections: going through the motions of a democratic ritual?

2020-03-03 10:17

The unfortunate part of the reality is that by the time the 2021 elections are held, the mayors of Tshwane and Johannesburg would certainly have been in the job for less than two years, writes Ralph Mathekga.

'I want to be brave like you': A 9-year-old boy asked Pete Buttigieg how to tell people he is gay

2020-02-24 12:00

"Would you help me tell the world I'm gay, too? I want to be brave like you," Zachary Ro asked Buttigieg.

Cameroon elections overshadowed by boycott and violence

2020-02-07 11:17

Voters in Cameroon will cast their ballots on Sunday in a country where the mood has been darkened by separatist violence and calls for an election boycott.

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.

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