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Father Mbaka’s sin

Father Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu attracts controversy the way flies are attracted to dung. He is completely unfazed about it. He comes across as a priest who does not mind what Pope Francis once referred to as “the sin of scandal”.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain January 7, 2021. Tolga Akmen-Pool via REUTERS

British premier faces more questions over personal spending

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced more allegations on Sunday about his expenditure on the refurbishment of his apartment and on childcare for his young son, which his foreign minister dismissed as baseless gossip.
A general view shows number 10, 11 and 12 Downing Street in London, Britain, April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British premier’s apartment refurbishment triggers investigation

Britain’s Electoral Commission began an investigation on Wednesday into the refurbishment of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Downing Street apartment, saying there were grounds to suspect an offence may have been committed.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

CSOs threaten to occupy National Assembly over Electoral Act amendment

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations has threatened to occupy the National Assembly after Ramadan fasting, if the lawmakers fail to pass the Bill for an amendment of the Electoral Act.g
FILE PHOTO- Protesters run away from live rounds in Naypyitaw, Myanmar March 20, 2021, in this still image from a social media video obtained by Reuters.

Myanmar protesters voice defiance as junta reminds of ‘external threats’

Demonstrators in Myanmar maintained their unflinching opposition to military rule on Sunday despite a rising death toll at the hands of security forces as the junta appeared equally determined to resist growing outside pressure to compromise
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has intimated that his government would resist any attempt by the incumbent government to subvert the will of Ghanaian electorate.

John Mahama: Ghana electoral chief’s refusal to testify a bad precedent

The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in last year’s elections, John Dramani Mahama, says by the conduct of the current Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), it is not qualified to superintend over any elections in the country.
A seven-member panel of Supreme Court Judges has in a unanimous decision dismissed the election petition filed by the 2020 NDC Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama.

Ghana’s Supreme Court rejects John Mahama’s election petition

A seven-member panel of Supreme Court Judges has in a unanimous decision dismissed the election petition filed by the 2020 NDC Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama.
Voters queue at a polling station during the second round of the country's presidential election, in Niamey, Niger February 21, 2021. REUTERS-Tagaza Djibo

Seven poll workers killed by landmine as Niger votes in presidential runoff

Seven election workers were killed during Niger’s presidential vote on Sunday when their vehicle struck a landmine, a local official said, marring a day meant to usher in the country’s first democratic transition of power.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has said he refused to accept the results of the 2020 elections bascule of his principles.

Ghana election: John Mahama demands original copies of collation forms

Former President John Dramani Mahama has filed a motion again at the Supreme Court demanding original pink sheets from the Electoral Commission (EC).
FILE PHOTO - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni arrives for the opening of the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

U.S. vows action against election riggers in Uganda

The United States has said it will take action against anti-democratic forces and human rights abusers in Uganda following Thursday’s general elections in the country.
Electoral campaign posters of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni hang on street light poles in Kampala, Uganda January 12, 2021. REUTERS-Abubaker Lubowa

Uganda’s Museveni heads for election win, rival alleges fraud

Long-time leader Yoweri Museveni was heading for a resounding win in Uganda’s presidential election with nearly all votes counted on Saturday, although his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud.
Electoral campaign posters of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni hang on street light poles in Kampala, Uganda January 12, 2021. REUTERS-Abubaker Lubowa

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni in commanding election lead, rival alleges fraud

Uganda’s long-time leader Yoweri Museveni held a commanding lead in a presidential election according to partial results on Saturday morning, with final results expected later in the day, though his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud.
FILE PHOTO - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni arrives for the opening of the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni takes commanding election lead as rival alleges fraud

Long-time leader Yoweri Museveni had a commanding lead in Uganda’s presidential election according to preliminary results on Friday though his main rival Bobi Wine said there had been widespread fraud.
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo attends the fifty-sixth ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States in Abuja on December 21, 2019. Kola Sulaimon-AFP

Ghana opposition MPs to boycott President Akufo-Addo swearing-in

Members of Parliament of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have served notice they will not attend the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

ECOWAS warns of coronavirus spike over breach of protocols in Niger elections

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) election monitoring group in Niger has condemned the flagrant disregard for COVID-19 protocols by electors in Niger Republic.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has condemned in the violent attacks against the party’s Members of Parliament elect for the Keta and Jomoro constituencies following their respective victories in the just ended 2020 elections.

Ghana’s opposition NDC to petition against election results this week

Ghana’s main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), which has been crying foul about the results of the 7 December presidential and parliamentary elections, says it is ready to contest the outcome in court.
The head of Egypt’s electoral commission, Lashin Ibrahim, on Friday died due to complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel Coronavirus, state media have reported.

Head of Egypt’s electoral commission dies of coronavirus

The head of Egypt’s electoral commission, Lashin Ibrahim, on Friday died due to complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel Coronavirus, state media have reported.
Ghana's governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has scheduled an Islamic thanksgiving prayer for President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President-elect, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at the Central Mosque in Abossey Okai.

Ghana: NDC election demonstrations are unlawful – NPP scribe

The Techiman South Constituency Executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have condemned what they described as lawless agitations and protest by supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the outcome of the Parliamentary Elections.
Ghana's governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has scheduled an Islamic thanksgiving prayer for President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President-elect, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at the Central Mosque in Abossey Okai.

Ghana: NPP accuses opposition NDC of orchestrating recent market fires

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused the opposition National Democratic Party (NDC) of the recent fires that destroyed some markets across the country.
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has intimated that his government would resist any attempt by the incumbent government to subvert the will of Ghanaian electorate.

Ghana election: US ambassador urges John Mahama to go to court

The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, has urged National Democratic Congress candidate, John Dramani Mahama to address his concerns with the just-ended 2020 election in court.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has condemned in the violent attacks against the party’s Members of Parliament elect for the Keta and Jomoro constituencies following their respective victories in the just ended 2020 elections.

Ghana’s opposition NDC to demand forensic audit of 2020 election outcome

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has revealed that it will soon demand a forensic audit of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary election results as it prepares to challenge the outcome of the polls.
Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Ibrahim Murtala Muhammed, says the Electoral Commission was an accomplice in printing excess ballot papers to favour the victory of President-elect, Akufo-Addo and his New Patriotic Party.

Ghana MP: Ballot papers were overprinted in favour of the NPP

Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Ibrahim Murtala Muhammed says the Electoral Commission was an accomplice in printing excess ballot papers to favour the victory of President-elect, Akufo-Addo and his New Patriotic Party.

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