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DR Congo pushes ahead with electronic voting despite criticism

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday unveiled an electronic voting machine that will be used in key elections this year, despite accusations that the technology could skew the outcome.

Burundi compiles new electoral roll for referendum

The inscription of voters for a constitutional referendum that could allow Burundi's president to prolong his rule began Thursday in Burundi, the independent national electoral commission (CENI) announced.

Guinea electoral commission releases partial vote result

The electoral commission in Guinea on Friday released partial results of local elections which have been marred by accusations of vote rigging and violence.

Congo electoral commission registers 46m voters – chair

Corneille Nangaa, Chairman of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Electoral commission (CENI), on Thursday said 46 million voters have so far been registered by the umpire.

Joseph Kabila denies violence against protesters

Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Friday rejected charges that his forces had violently broken up pro-democracy protests, stirred by his refusal to step down at the end of his mandate.

Burundi opposition says 42 held over referendum campaign

Opposition lawmakers in Burundi on Thursday said 42 activists had been arrested for illegally contesting an upcoming referendum that could let President Pierre Nkurunziza extend his stay in office.

US gives $1.2 million to Madagascar for elections

The United States has granted Madagascar $1.2 million to support the preparations for next year's elections.

UN warns DRC on eve of protest rallies

The United Nations on Tuesday called on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to allow peaceful demonstrations on the eve of expected protests against President Joseph Kabila.

23 police reported hurt in Niger demo

Twenty-three police were hurt and a police station was set on fire in demonstrations against financial reforms late Sunday in the Niger capital of Niamey, the interior minister and private TV stations reported.

DR Congo authorities meet but still no election timetable

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo met on Saturday to address when the next presidential election will be held after the country's electoral commission announced there will be no vote before early 2019.

Promised Guinea local elections delayed again

Local elections in Guinea, expected since 2005, will not take place before the end of the year, an opposition party spokesman said Monday, a month after demonstrations calling for polls.

DR Congo opposition mounts ‘dead city’ protest against Kabila

Opposition campaigners launched a two-day general strike on Tuesday to pressure Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to set an election date - a day after 12 people were shot dead in an anti-government rampage in the capital.


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