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Police in Uganda have arrested People Power movement leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and several leaders of the group.

Uganda police arrest Bobi Wine, stop opposition meeting

Police in Uganda have arrested People Power movement leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and several leaders of the group.
Former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune has won Algeria’s widely unpopular presidential election without the need for a second-round runoff, the electoral commission said on Friday.

Former premier Abdelmadjid Tebboune wins Algeria presidential election

Former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune has won Algeria’s widely unpopular presidential election without the need for a second-round runoff, the electoral commission said on Friday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2019 shows the logo of the US social networking website Twitter, displayed on a smart-phone screen, in Lille, northern France. – Several features on Twitter were down on October 2, 2019, the platform said, with users from Japan to the USA reporting they were unable to log in, use the mobile app or see direct messages.”We’ve been experiencing outages across Twitter and TweetDeck,” the social media giant said in a statement, without giving a reason for the disruption. “You might have had trouble Tweeting, getting notifications, or viewing DMs. We’re currently working on a fix, and should be back to normal soon.” (Photo by Denis Charlet / AFP)

Twitter accuses UK of misleading public in election row

Twitter accused Britain’s governing Conservatives on Wednesday of misleading the public by rebranding themselves as fact-checkers during a live TV election debate, fuelling concerns about trust in politics.

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: Presidency urges PDP to accept defeat with grace

The All Progressives Congress controlled Presidency has told the Peoples Democratic Party to accept defeat in the Kogi and Bayelsa States governorship elections with grace.
Mauritians will vote on Thursday in an election that will see Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth vie to win a popular mandate two years after he was handed the top job when his father stepped down.

Mauritius premier seeks mandate in first poll since succeeding father

Mauritians will vote on Thursday in an election that will see Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth vie to win a popular mandate two years after he was handed the top job when his father stepped down.
Filipe Nyusi

Mozambiques’s Filipe Nyusi wins second term as president in disputed poll

Incumbent President Filipe Nyusi was declared the landslide winner in Mozambique's election this month, despite claims of widespread cheating, the electoral commission announced on Sunday.
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INEC urged to reduce political parties to three

The National Institute for Legislative & Democratic Studies (NILDS), a department of the National Assembly, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reduce the number of political parties in the country to a maximum of three.

Niger council polls: Administrative charges on candidates legal – SIEC

The Niger State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) has said that the administrative changes imposed on candidates contesting the November 30 local government elections is backed by law and will not be withdrawn.
Tunisia's judiciary on Tuesday rejected an appeal to release media mogul and presidential candidate Nabil Karoui, said his lawyers, who have requested that he be able to campaign.

Tunisia judiciary rejects release of presidential runner

Tunisia's judiciary on Tuesday rejected an appeal to release media mogul and presidential candidate Nabil Karoui, said his lawyers, who have requested that he be able to campaign.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC reacts to report showing severe lapses in 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reacted to a report by civil society groups in Nigeria which portrays the 2019 general elections in the country as being below the standard set by the electoral commission in its conduct of 2015 elections.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Forum: Inec server controversy meant to destroy integrity of electoral process

The Forum, however, passed a vote of confidence on the electoral management body for conducting a hitch-free election despite the challenges it faced which they said include sabotage and the non-signing into law of a legal instrument for the election.

Thabo Mbeki to lead Commonwealth observer group for Malawi elections

A Commonwealth group has been appointed to observe the 2019 Malawi Tripartite elections. It will be led by Thabo Mbeki, the second post-Apartheid South African President.

INEC puts supplementary election on hold in Bayelsa constituency

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has put on hold, the supplementary elections in Brass Constituency 1 following a court order to include omitted units in the area.

Uganda’s ruling NRM endorses President Museveni for ‘2021 elections and beyond’

Uganda's ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) lawmakers have endorsed President Yoweri Museveni to continue leading the party and the state.
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

President Buhari sends envoy to Guinea Bissau ahead of elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, as special envoy to Guinea Bissau ahead of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in the country.
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President Buhari: Nobody will intimidate voters on Saturday

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to come out massively tomorrow and vote for the candidates of their choice in Saturday’s presidential election, assuring that nobody will intimidate them.
President Buhari visits the Train the Trainer Course organised by the Election Planning and Monitoring directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 28th Jan 2019-4

Elections: President Buhari’s broadcast to the nation

Tomorrow, the polls open. Tomorrow, we affirm that Nigeria stands as a democracy and that no worldly hand can deter us from this wise and fitting path we have chosen for ourselves.

Security unravels opposition’s cash for vote plan

Reports say that security agencies have discovered the plan by opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to deploy $3million (N1.8billion) to each state to induce voters.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem September 18, 2019. RONEN ZVULUN- REUTERS

Benjamin Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges after immunity bid withdrawn

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted in three corruption cases after he withdrew his request for immunity hours before the Knesset was set to pick up the issue.

Bode George: Amotekun is value add to Nigeria internal security

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George and former Minister of Transport, Ebenezer Babatope, on Tuesday, expressed deep concern over series of argument generated by the newly instituted Western Nigeria Security Network, code-named “Operation Amotekun,” says the initiative suppose to be largely supported as it will add value to the Nigeria internal security.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: Public officers shouldn’t be scared of audits if they have nothing to...

Declaring open the second edition of the conference of Auditors-General in Nigeria, President Buhari challenged auditors to adhere to the professional code of conduct guiding their operations, while ensuring timely and quality review of financial performance of public officers.

Protest rocks Kwara sports festival over alleged N60 million misappropriation

Day Two of the ongoing Kwara State Sports Festival has hit a major snag after contingents from all 16 local governments in the state converging at the Ilorin, Kwara State government, Stadium.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that his administration increased the budgetary allocation for the health sector in the 2020 budget because of his commitment to universal health coverage in the state.

Governor Wike: Nigeria can’t afford to drift to one party state

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has stated that being members of different political parties should not deny the country the much needed development.