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The people of Burkina Faso began voting in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, and with opposition candidates warning of a “massive fraud” at the polls.
Burkina Faso opposition candidate Zephirin Diabre said President Roch Kabore is orchestrating a “massive fraud” to secure re-election in Sunday’s presidential vote, and that he will not accept results marred by irregularities.
The United States has its first ambassador for Venezuela in 10 years despite Washington having no diplomats at its Caracas embassy amid a breakdown in relations.
Belarusian police have detained scores of protesters who were demanding the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko and a new presidential election following a disputed vote in August.
Niger’s constitutional court on Friday blocked main opposition leader Hama Amadou from running in December’s presidential election, but gave the green light to ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum.
Thousands of demonstrators turned out in the Belarusian capital Minsk on Friday to mourn the death of a protester who was pronounced dead the day after police arrested him.
An opposition leader in Armenia’s parliament, Gagik Tsarukyan, and several other prominent figures have been detained for organising mass protests against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, investigators said on Thursday.
Guinea’s Constitutional Court on Saturday declared incumbent Alpha Conde had been re-elected for a controversial third term as president at the age of 82, while his main opponent called for resistance “by all legal means”.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara seeks reelection in a presidential vote Saturday marked by an opposition boycott and clashes over his bid to secure a contested third term.
Guinea’s opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo declared Monday, without waiting for official results, that he had won a presidential election against incumbent Alpha Conde, who is seeking a controversial third term.
A Zimbabwean court on Tuesday freed on bail an outspoken opposition leader and lawmaker a month after he was arrested for promoting anti-government protests.
Two independent laboratories have confirmed German findings that Alexei Navalny was poisoned with novichok.
Israeli lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill targeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that sought to block candidates under indictment from forming a future government.
European Union (EU) Foreign Ministers will meet on Friday to discuss targeted sanctions against Belarus following Sunday’s contested election and subsequent violent crackdown on protesters, Sweden’s top diplomat said on Wednesday.
The UN's high commissioner for human rights on Friday warned Zimbabwe against using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext for restricting freedoms, after an investigative journalist and an opposition leader were arrested this week.
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The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
Mr Tokunbo Abiru, APC’s candidate for the Lagos East bye-election, has said that quality representation at the National Assembly is an antidote to diverse national development and security challenges.
General Motors announced today that it is abandoning Donald Trump’s effort to take away California’s ability to set fuel efficiency standards. The company, along with Fiat Chrysler and Toyota, previously backed Trump’s efforts to roll back fuel efficiency standards.
The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the 2021 Appropriation Bill currently before the house will be passed before Dec. 31.
The Elder and major Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday affirmed the belief that it is the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria in 2023.
A new dawn awaits Nigerian Youth as well as Athletes as the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is planning to create a data base that will serve as reservoir from which opportunities could be accessed.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has again dispelled rumour that he intends to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
GOtv Boxing Night 21, which is scheduled to hold on 27 November at the Rowe Park Sports Centre, Lagos, will be broadcast live on SuperSport Select 2 (channel 34).
PDP Reps caucus cautions Nigerian government to halt unreasonable actions against #EndSARS protesters
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus in the House of Representatives has called on the federal government to desist from the path of unreasonable and irrational actions against #EndSARS protesters.
Barely 24 hours after unknown gunmen abducted and killed the Nasarawa State chairman of APC, another similar incident has occurred.