Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Zambia’s first President Dr.Kenneth Kaunda has died

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Zambia’s first Republican President, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda has passed away, his son Kambarange Kaunda confirmed.“…I’m sad to inform, we have lost “Mzee”.Let’s...

Somaliland Opposition Group Wins State’s First Vote In 16 Years

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Opposition parties in the breakaway Somali region of Somaliland won control of parliament in last week’s elections, the National Electoral Commission said.

ECOWAS suspends Mali following coup

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) voted at an emergency summit Sunday to suspend Mali from the bloc following the...

Malian coup leader invited to regional meeting: Nigerian official

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Malian coup leader, Col. Assimi Goita, has been invited by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional body to discuss...

Ugandan president sworn in for new term

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KAMPALA - Uganda's incumbent President Yoweri Museveni was sworn in on Wednesday to serve for the sixth five-year term in office.

Somali president drops plans to extend term amid rising tensions

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MOGADISHU -- Somali President Mohamed Farmajo on Wednesday called for elections and dropped plans to extend his term in office by two...

Somalia welcomes AU initiative for free, fair elections

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MOGADISHU -- Somalia on Thursday welcomed an African Union (AU) initiative to facilitate constructive dialogue between warring political leaders that will culminate...

‘Great loss’ for Africa: Leaders mourn Chad’s president

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Several African leaders on Tuesday expressed grief over the death of their Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby Itno. This is...
Officials of the Autonomous National Electoral Commission (ANEC) announce the provisional results of the presidential election at the ANEC headquarters in Cotonou, Benin, April 13, 2021. The incumbent president of Benin, Patrice Talon, and his running mate Mariam Chabi Talata, won the presidential election held on Sunday with 86.36 percent of the votes, according to the provisional results published Tuesday by the ANEC. (Photo by Seraphin Zounyekpe/Xinhua)

Patrice Talon reelected president of Benin

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COTONOU -- The incumbent president of Benin, Patrice Talon, and his running mate Mariam Chabi Talata, won the presidential election held on...

Sudan calls for summit to resolve disputes over dam

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KHARTOUM - Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has called for a tripartite summit between himself and his Ethiopian and Egyptian counterparts to...

DRC: death of Honoré Ngbanda, former Mobutu special advisor

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The death is announced of of Honore Ngbanda Nzambo, special adviser to former president Mobutu Sese Seko.  He was...

Without Africa United Kingdom Can’t Feed Herself

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By Daniel Mwambonu Without Africa United Kingdom can’t feed herself. “DW Africa reports that The United Kingdom has...

Ghana Elects Opposition Speaker Of Parliament

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Ahead of the swearing-in of President Nana Akufo Addo as President of Ghana today, the country's new hung parliament has elected...

Tigray Conflict: Two Central Governments Fighting One Regional Government?

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Most Tigrayans are orthodox Christians which means Christmas comes on January 7 2021. About 20% of the population...

Ghana’s President Re-elected With A Hung Parliament?

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President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo has been reelected for a four-year final term in office but with the possibility of governing with...

Ghana’s Election 2020 And The Social Media Effect

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One dramatic way that the Covid-19 pandemic has affected democracy worldwide is the abandonment of mass physical political rallies and gatherings and...

Consolidating Ghana’s Democracy

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Presidential debates have become a seminal part of multipartyliberal democratic societies everywhere.The US Presidential debates serve as a benchmark for the entiredemocratic...

Tough start for Libya’s political forum as talks stall

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Participants of the the UN-brokered Libyan Political Dialogue Forum failed to reach a full agreement in discussions over the future of Libya...
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Lessons For Africa – My Dog Voted In The US Elections, says owner

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As the entire world watch the advance democratic system unfold in the US elections, one thing is obvious to all critical observers...
File photo of Ivory Coast's flags next to the presidential palace on the country's Independence Day, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast August 7, 2020. REUTERS - LUC GNAGO

How the Rule of War Lords Hijack Democratic elections in Africa

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There is now a new phrase in global democratic lexicon - An African election – denoting a sham election that is characterized...