Uganda Electoral Commission has announced detained opposition legislator Kassiano Wadri as the winner of Arua Municipality by-election. He garnered 6,421 votes out of the 16,476 valid votes casts. His closest opponent, NRM candidate Tiperu Nusura, got 4,798 votes. Other 10 candidates shared the remaining votes. Wadri is currently under detention and...
Imprisoned former President Luiz Lula, Wednesday, will be registered as a candidate for this year’s presidential election in spite his 12-year sentence for corruption and facing several more graft trials. Party officials said top members of Lula’s Workers Party (PT) are planning a march in Brasilia to register his candidacy...
Somali American legislator Ilhan Omar neared another first by winning the Democratic primary in a congressional race. Omar, who drew national attention just two years ago by becoming the first Somali American elected to a state legislature in Minnesota, led a field that included former state House Speaker Margaret Anderson...
The office of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday denied claims that he is being pressured to shelve his intent to run for the second term in office from the international community. A national daily on Tuesday published a major story that Buhari was under pressure to change his plan...
Election observers in Mali on Monday said voters stayed away in droves from the country’s run-off presidential election due to fears over security and apathy. However, they said the voting process was generally fair despite a number of incidents. Mali’s security minister, Salif Traore addressed a news conference on Monday saying...
Mali's opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday he would reject the results of a presidential runoff marred by accusations of fraud, violence and low turnout, calling on the population “to rise up.” Ballot counting was underway on Monday across the vast West African country after a vote which saw...
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday called for the country to move on from its disputed election, despite his victory being challenged in court over alleged fraud and his inauguration delayed. The country's first election since the fall of Robert Mugabe was mired by the army opening fire on protesters,...
Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu PF party is expected to file a response in court Monday to the opposition MDC Alliance petition against the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa as president. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said he has evidence to show that he was cheated out of the 30 July presidential vote. His party...
President Ibrahim Keita faces former finance minister Soumaila Cisse who finished second in July's first round. Malians voted in a crucial election runoff on Sunday that has been marred by allegations of fraud and a tense security situation in the vast West African country. It is holding a second election...
An international digital rights group is reporting that authorities in Mali have restricted internet access on the even of a presidential run-off vote. According to France-based Internet Without Borders, the capacity of the internet had technically been restricted to prevent the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and social networks. The...