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Why Lawmakers Should Support Citizens’ Top Priorities on Electoral Amendment – Yiaga Africa

Why Lawmakers Should Support Citizens’ Top Priorities on Electoral Amendment – Yiaga Africa

Guinea Bissau: ECOWAS affirms election of Guinea-Bissau president

Months after Guinea-Bissau’s disputed presidential election, leaders in the West Africa bloc, ECOWAS, have acknowledged the victory of Umaro Sissoco Embalo.

Ivory Coast's Ouattara says he won't run for re-election

YAMOUSSOUKRO (Reuters) - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would not stand for re-election in October, ending speculation about his political future ahead of a vote seen as a crucial test of stability.

Ghana: EIU predicts victory for NPP in December elections

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), has projected a victory for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of Ghana’s general elections in December.

Cameroon Opposition Alleges Ballot-Stuffing as Elections Marred by Violence

YAOUNDE - Vote counting in Cameroon's local and parliamentary elections on Sunday has been marred by violence and opposition claims of fraud committed by the ruling party. Opposition leaders accuse the ruling Cameroon People's Democratic Movement of ballot stuffing, which it denies.

Burkina Faso: Despite coronavirus pandemic, opposition says elections must be held on time

Burkina Faso's political opposition wants to keep the date of the presidential and legislative elections despite the coronavirus pandemic, which led to the suspension of certain activities in preparation for the double polls.

Mali, Elections in spite of Covid-19: should we fear a Guinean-style scenario?

In Mali, voters are invited to the polls this Sunday, April 19, 2020. A Guinean-style scenario is not to be ruled out.

West Africa: Ex-President Koroma Heads Ecowas Observation Mission in Togo Election

Former President Ernest Bai Koroma has yesterday, Wednesday, 19th February, departed Sierra Leone to lead the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) observation mission in the presidential election in Togo scheduled to take place on 22nd February, this year.

Benin's electoral sponsorship system reignites debate

Benin's electoral sponsorship system reignites debate

Guinea to hold contested polls boycotted by opposition

Voters in Guinea will head to the polls on Sunday to elect members of parliament and vote on a proposed constitutional reform against the backdrop of deadly street protests and the coronavirus pandemic.

Niger's Mohamed Bazoum wins presidential election round 2- EC

Mohamed Bazoum, a candidate for the presidential election in Niger has won the presidential run-off elections, according to provisional results by the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI).

Guinea-Bissau President Resigns After one Day

One of the two men who had been declared president of Guinea Bissau resigned his office on Sunday March 1 2020 - after just one full day in office. Cipriano Cassamá of the PAIGC party said his life was "in danger".

EC’s decision to compile new register ‘makes a lot of sense’ – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has backed the Electoral Commission’s (EC) plan to compile a new voters’ register ahead of the 2020 general elections. According to the President, the decision makes a lot of sense. The President said it is prudent for the Electoral Commission to compile a new register every eight years as it has been doing in the past.

Gambia: Soldiers, Who Defended Barrow’s Election Victory in 2016, Say they have Been Neglected by the New Administration!

Back in December of 2016, some former Gambian soldiers, who were sacked by the former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, had decided to rally their support behind President Adama Barrow, when Jammeh refused to concede defeat.

Cameroon Opposition Alleges Ballot-Stuffing as Elections Marred by Violence

Vote counting in Cameroon's local and parliamentary elections on Sunday has been marred by violence and opposition claims of fraud committed by the ruling party. Opposition leaders accuse the ruling Cameroon People's Democratic Movement of ballot stuffing, which it denies.

Mali/Parliamentary elections: the RPM, the main majority party, losing momentum

One of the main lessons of the election is the decline of the ruling Rassemblement pour le Mali party.

Mali: What is at stake in the second round of legislative elections?

This Sunday, 19 April, Malian voters are once again called to the polls to renew their Assembly

Guinea-Bissau: Former PM Embalo wins presidential election

Former Guinea-Bissau Prime Minister Umaro Cissoko Embalo has been elected president after winning a run-off vote against another ex-prime minister.

« Fake news » : Facebook ferme des centaines de pages visant à peser sur des élections en Afrique

Les publications soutenaient notamment le Comorien Azali Assoumani, l’Ivoirien Henri Konan Bédié, le Tunisien Nabil Karoui ou encore le Togolais Faure Gnassingbé.

There is a possibility current voters' register could be used for 2020 elections

Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission (EC) Dr Serebour Quaicoe, says there is still a possibility that the current Voters' Register will be used for the 2020 elections.

Ghana: EC must brief House on election 2020 — Minority Leader

The Minority is requesting the Electoral Commission (EC) to brief Parliament on its preparedness for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gambia: 'Gambian Oppositions Can't Defeat Barrow in 2021 Election'

Fafa Ceesay, a Gambian businessman who is also a politician has underscored the unprecedented development of The Gambia under the leadership of President Adama Barrow and continues to register in the country, arguing that Gambian oppositions can't defeat Barrow in the 2021 Presidential election.

Benin court bans presidential rival Zinsou from polls for 5 years

Former Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou was handed a suspended 6-month jail term over 2016 campaign breaches.

Legislative elections in Mali: Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta's party in the lead, without an absolute majority

Mali's presidential party leads the way in the results of the legislative elections.

In Mali, elections between war and virus

In this war-torn country, the abstention rate in the second round of the legislative elections on Sunday 19 April promises to be high.

Allow my lawyers to argue further - John Mahama

Allow my lawyers to argue further - John Mahama

Judgment Day tomorrow - Supreme Court to rule on 2020 Election Petition

Judgment Day tomorrow - Supreme Court to rule on 2020 Election Petition

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