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Kiev, Ukraine - Zinaida Kononenko, 63, has voted in every presidential and parliamentary election in Ukraine, hoping that the country's political leaders would improve living standards.

Comic-turned-president’s party seeks Ukraine parliament majority

Zinaida Kononenko, 63, has voted in every presidential and parliamentary election in Ukraine, hoping that the country's political leaders would improve living standards.
CAF President, Ahmad with Andry Rajoelina, President of Madagascar and Wife Mialy Rajoelina during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Quarterfinals match between Madagascar and Tunisia at Al Salam Stadium, Cairo on 10 July 2019 Muzi Ntombela-BackpagePix

Afcon: Madagascar in danger of becoming one-tournament wonders – coach

Madagascar’s Africa Cup of Nations dream is finally over and coach Nicolas Dupuis said they risk becoming one-tournament wonders unless there are fundamental changes to football in the country.
Photo taken on June 14, 2019 shows the site of military plane crash in Vietnam's central Khanh Hoa province. A military plane crashed in Vietnam's central Khanh Hoa province during a training flight Friday, killing two pilots, Vietnam News Agency reported. (Xinhua/VNA)

Two pilots killed in military plane crash

Two pilots were killed in Vietnam Friday after their military plane crashed during a training session, an official told AFP.
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OPEC cuts oil demand outlook

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) says it has cut its forecast for global oil demand growth and warned of potential further cuts as international trade disputes continue to fester.
The National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Oye and the National Secretary of the party, Mr. Labaran Maku, were returned.

Convention: Victor Oye re-elected APGA national chairman

Members of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, have been sworn in, to pilot the affairs of the party for the next four years.

INEC: Nation building tied to transparent elections

National chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has advised political parties to ensure that the process leading to their elections into elective offices is not tainted but free and fair.
FILE PHOTO- South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar (L) and South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir sign a cease-fire and power-sharing agreement in Khartoum, Sudan August 5, 2018. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

South Sudan adversaries meet in bid to save peace deal

South Sudan’s rival parties began two days of talks in Addis Ababa on Thursday in a bid to salvage a peace deal, with just days left before a unity government is meant to be formed.
South Sudan's civil war broke out two years after its independence from Sudan [Jason Patinkin-AP]

South Sudan rivals to hold talks to salvage stalled peace deal

South Sudan's warring parties are set to hold talks in Addis Ababa on Thursday in a bid to salvage a stalled peace deal, with just days to go until a unity government is meant to be formed.
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YIAGA to deploy PVT technology for Kogi, Bayelsa elections

YIAGA AFRICA, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) on Friday said it was set to deploy the Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) for the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections.

Lai Mohammed: Atiku Abubakar desperate to replicate ‘Venezuelan model’ in Nigeria

The federal government has accused Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, of planning to replicate the Venezuelan model in Nigeria, following media reports that he has hired a United States lobbying firm to convince the US not to recognise the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari until the Supreme Court rules on the suit.
Plateau Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyode, has said that INEC supplementary election in the state was so far going on peacefully.

INEC fixes April 13 for Rivers supplementary election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, April 13, 2019, to conduct supplementary elections in 467 polling units for the Rivers State House of Assembly.
Ukrainian comic actor showman and presidential frontrunner Volodymyr Zelensky (C) delivers a speech after the first exit poll results at his campaign headquarters in Kiev on March 31, 2019. – Comedian and political novice Volodymyr Zelensky topped the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, leading incumbent Petro Poroshenko into a run-off. (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP)

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky sets course for Ukraine presidency

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is favourite to become Ukraine’s president after results Monday showed him dominating a first-round vote despite many initially dismissing his candidacy as a joke.
[FILES] A man has his thumb print verified through the window to vote at a polling station in Kano, commercial capital of northern Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. – Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Elections: CODE tasks INEC on performance review

Connected Development (CODE), a civil society organisation and an INEC accredited observer, has condemned, in the strongest of terms, the wave of violence that plagued the supplementary elections that held in Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Benue and Nasarawa States.

Nigeria 2019: Have we learnt any lessons?

The 2019 general election in Nigeria has been described by international and local observers, stakeholders, direct participants and the electorate themselves as a “disappointment”, “ a bad day for democracy”, “a step back from whatever Nigeria may have achieved since the return to civilian rule,”, “a shameful exercise”, “below par”, “an affront on international standards and best practice”… indeed, there is a near-universal consensus that the 2019 elections have failed the test of integrity.
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Kano election: PDP’s Kabir Yusuf reject governorship result

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State has rejected the result of the election.

APC campaign petitions IGP, DSS over PDP’s illegal access to INEC server

The APC Presidential Campaign Council has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says observers deployed to monitor supplementary election in Kano were stoned and disallowed from performing their duty.

CDD: Our observers were stoned in Kano

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says observers deployed to monitor supplementary election in Kano were stoned and disallowed from performing their duty.

Akwa Ibom elections: APC wanted to rig through federal might – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Akwa Ibom State chapter, has attributed the massive failure of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to the failure to prepare for the elections.

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