The Cameroon’s Constitutional Council will on October 16 begin hearing petitions from some opposition candidates and voters demanding the nullification of the October 7 presidential poll, said Secretary General of the institution Malego Joseph Asse on Sunday in a statement. Hearings will begin at 11:00 am local time in the...
The main opposition challenger to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s election has selected a former governor from the southeast of the country to be his running mate, the candidate’s spokesman said on Friday. Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president who will stand as the candidate for the People’s...
Juxtaposing the numerous financial assistance individual African countries have received so far and the debt stock of the continent as a whole with the teeming poverty and poor developmental rates, one will allude to the fact that, the solution to Africa’s many problems does not lie in the hands...
A top official of Uganda’s ruling party has said the youth are not yet capable of taking up the leadership mantle as there would be chaos in the country. In an exclusive interview with Kenyan Citizen TV on Friday, Michael Mukula, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) vice chairman, further claimed that President Yoweri...
Over the past fortnight, Uganda has been convulsed by the fallout from the arrest of opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi – better known as Afro-beat pop superstar Bobi Wine. His arrest, along with others opposed to the government, led to violent street protests in the capital Kampala and other urban...
Cameroon continues to wait for Election results of Sunday’s presidential election in which Africa’s oldest leader is widely expected to win. Members of the Constitutional Council on Wednesday deliberated on incoming election results and heard complaints from lawyers for opposition parties. While opposition leader Maurice Kamto has claimed victory, only the...
Zimbabwe's first election since the ousting of Robert Mugabe did not meet international standards, European Union observers said Wednesday in a report that raised a series of irregularities in the disputed vote. The July 30 presidential poll saw Mugabe's successor Emmerson Mnangagwa win with 50.8 percent of the votes, just...
An opposition contender who will seek election in Cameroon's impending presidential polls alleged on Friday that a "massive fraud" is underway to ensure the sitting president wins a seventh term. Maurice Kamto's campaign chief Paul-Eric Kingue said that efforts to rig Sunday's ballot "had the blessing" of the Elecam electoral...
Lawyers of a presidential candidate in Democratic Republic of Congo are lobbying the European Union to lift sanctions against their client, arguing that the regional body would be interfering in the election if it acts otherwise. President Joseph Kabila’s hand-picked candidate, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, was interior minister during violent crackdowns...
Oil-rich Gabon, ruled by the same political dynasty for nearly half a century, votes Saturday in long-delayed legislative and municipal polls after a presidential election two years ago that was marred by deadly violence and allegations of fraud. The controversial re-election of President Ali Bongo in August 2016 by just...