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Voting in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections was underway on Saturday, with a record 35 candidates contesting the poll.

Voting underway in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections

Voting in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections was underway on Saturday, with a record 35 candidates contesting the poll.
Guinea Bissau President José Mário Vaz remains defiant in the face of condemnation from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas).

Guinea Bissau leader invokes The Virgin Mary in defiance to Ecowas

Guinea Bissau President José Mário Vaz remains defiant in the face of condemnation from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas).
What he wanted to do was to teach me a lesson, what he wanted to do is manifest his ego, Fatou Jallow said.

Ex-beauty queen accuses former Gambia president of rape

A Gambian former beauty queen on Thursday accused former President Yahya Jammeh of raping her to punish her for rejecting his marriage proposal, in evidence to the country's truth and reconciliation commission.
Preliminary results from Afghanistan’s presidential elections have been delayed for nearly a month, officials announced Sunday, a lengthy postponement likely to stoke political uncertainty and allegations of fraud.

Afghan election results delayed again

Preliminary results from Afghanistan’s presidential elections have been delayed for nearly a month, officials announced Sunday, a lengthy postponement likely to stoke political uncertainty and allegations of fraud.

Stop distracting President Buhari with 2023 – PSC tells politicians

The Presidential Support Committee (PSC) on Sunday told politicians to stop distracting President Muhammadu Buhari with 2023 presidential elections.
The Sokoto zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday carried out an operation at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Zamfara State leading to the recovery of N65,548, 000. 4

Official: EFCC recovers N65 million from Zamfara INEC office — in pictures

The Sokoto zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday carried out an operation at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Zamfara State leading to the recovery of N65,548, 000 (Sixty-five Million, Five Hundred and Forty-eight Thousand Naira).
Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman has said that the party will continue to respect the judiciary and respect court orders.

APC-led administration focused on governance not 2023 – national chairman

The National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says the governing party is focused on delivering good governance to Nigerians rather than 2023 elections.
Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole

2023: PDP behind false campaigns to cause suspicion in APC – Adams Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has dissociated the party from recently trending 2023 campaigns advertisement.
A preliminary count of voter participation in the first round of Afghanistan's presidential vote indicates a sharp drop in turnout, in an election held amid Taliban threats to disrupt the process.

Voter turnout falls sharply in Afghan presidential election

A preliminary count of voter participation in the first round of Afghanistan's presidential vote indicates a sharp drop in turnout, in an election held amid Taliban threats to disrupt the process.

Cuba decries Raul Castro’s US ban at United Nations

Cuba slammed the United States at the United Nations Saturday for barring former president Raul Castro and his family from entering the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

Supreme Court: Atiku Abubakar, PDP list over 65 reasons why President Buhari should be...

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its Presidential candidate in the last general election, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, approached the Supreme Court, adducing reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election should be nullified.
In his speech that was published by the Defense Ministry, Gaid Salah said that, for some people, coming into Algiers from other regions has become a ``pretext to justify dangerous behavior'' and a way to swell crowds.

Algeria army chief orders clampdown on protesters

In his speech that was published by the Defense Ministry, Gaid Salah said that, for some people, coming into Algiers from other regions has become a ``pretext to justify dangerous behavior'' and a way to swell crowds.
Algerians shout slogans and raise signs and national flags as they protest outside the city hall in the northern coastal city of Oran, about 410 kilometres west of the capital Algiers, on March 1, 2019, during a rally against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term in power. The demonstrations came a week after tens of thousands of people rallied in the North African state against 82-year-old Bouteflika’s decision to stand in the April 18 election.AFP

Algerians take to the streets to oppose presidential poll

Algerians returned to the streets Friday, protesting proposed presidential elections after parliament passed bills that could pave the way for the announcement of a vote to take place in December.

Tanko Yakassai: Once you can read, write, understand, you can stand for election

Second Republic politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has said that he was not surprised by the verdict of the presidential election petition tribunal which affirmed President Muhammad Buhari as the winner of the presidential elections conducted by the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) earlier in the year.

Chad begs Nigeria for support in conducting elections

Vice Chairman of the Chadian Electoral Commission, CENI, Adam Mahmadu, has sought the assistance of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in conducting elections in his country, lamenting that most of the countries it had expected support from had shunned its overtures.
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Kashmir dispute: Donald Trump tries to play peacemaker with India, Pakistan

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke separately on Monday with the leaders of India and Pakistan in a bid to calm tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors over a territorial dispute.Trump
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Tunisia’s premier submits bid to run for presidency

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has confirmed he will take part in the country's upcoming presidential elections that are scheduled to take place on September 15.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari welcomes endorsement of 2019 elections, pledges to revisit Electoral Act

The Presidency on Tuesday welcomed endorsement of 2019 Presidential Elections, described as free, fair and credible, by 60 presidential candidates and chairmen of their parties, urging opposition to accept loss with grace and maturity.

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Jose Mourinho was at Tottenham’s training ground to meet his new squad following his appointment as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement at the struggling Premier League club on Wednesday.

Jose Mourinho meets Tottenham squad after being named as new boss

Jose Mourinho was at Tottenham’s training ground to meet his new squad following his appointment as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement at the struggling Premier League club on Wednesday.

Group advocates reduction in age of access to SRH services

The New HIV and Vaccine Microbicides Advocacy Society (NHVMAS) Wednesday urged the Federal Ministry of Health to reduce the age of access for both Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV testing services to 14 years.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 4

Senate issues 7-day ultimatum to CBN, FIRS, others

The senate on Wednesday issued 7-day ultimatum to the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Federal Inland Revenue Service, and others defaulting to submit their statements of income and expenditure accounts spanning from 2017- 2019 to do so or face dire consequences.

Police nab most wanted serial rapist in Lagos

The suspect, Chuks Emmanuel, is currently facing interrogation at the Area F Police Command, Ikeja, for alleged rape and fraud.
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Key nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards

Here is a list of nominees in the major categories for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which will be handed out January 26 in Los Angeles.