Sudan’s electoral commission commences vote accounting

Sudan’s electoral commission commences vote accounting

Sudan's National Election Commission (NEC) has on Friday started the counting process of the general elections which were held from the 13th to the 16th April. The counting process ...

Senegal: USA expresses concern over DR Congo detentions

Senegal: USA expresses concern over DR Congo detentions

The United States has expressed concern about the ongoing detention without formal charges or regular access to legal counsel, of youth activists by the government of the Democratic ...

Media rights group urges Nigeria to investigate assault on journalists

Media rights group urges Nigeria to investigate assault on journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned the attacks on journalists covering a government workers' strike in Nigeria and called on the Nigerian authorities to ensure ...

Sudan elections attracted few domestic, international observers – AU

Sudan elections attracted few domestic, international observers – AU

The African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to the Sudan elections said there were very few domestic and international observers despite indications that many ...

AU observer mission satisfied with peaceful voting process in Sudan

AU observer mission satisfied with peaceful voting process in Sudan

The Africa Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) has expressed satisfaction over the peaceful voting process in Sudan but the Mission also disclosed that there was a generally ...

Sudan’s election turnout less than 40% – says AU observer team

Sudan’s election turnout less than 40% – says AU observer team

The African Union Observation Mission for the Sudanese election said Thursday that poor turnout has marked the process, estimating the number of the voters who cast their ballots as ...

Botswana expresses concern over S/African xenophobic attacks

Botswana expresses concern over S/African xenophobic attacks

Botswana on Friday expressed concern at the upsurge in incidents of violence targeting certain foreigners in neighbouring South Africa.This follows xenophobic attacks that started ...

Sudan’s electoral commission commences vote accounting

Sudan's National Election Commission (NEC) has on Friday started the counting process of the general elections which were held from the 13th to the 16th April. The counting process has started across the country in the Sudanese Presidential after the voting ended on Thursday. The NEC spokesman Alhiad Ahmed Mohamed has confirmed to reporters the kicking off of the counting process at all the 7000 polling ...

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Senegal: USA expresses concern over DR Congo detentions

The United States has expressed concern about the ongoing detention without formal charges or regular access to legal counsel, of youth activists by the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In a statement issued here Thursday, it said at least three youth members of the “Filimbi� movement detained during a peaceful civil society event in the capital Kinshasa have been held since March 15, ...

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Media rights group urges Nigeria to investigate assault on journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned the attacks on journalists covering a government workers' strike in Nigeria and called on the Nigerian authorities to ensure police launch a thorough and efficient investigation and bring the perpetrators to justice. According to a statement issued Thursday by CPJ, about a dozen journalists were at the government secretariat in the southern state of ...

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Sudan elections attracted few domestic, international observers – AU

The African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to the Sudan elections said there were very few domestic and international observers despite indications that many organizations and institutions had been accredited by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Sudan to observe the election. In a report it circulated on Friday, the AU said its mission observed very few representation of political ...

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AU observer mission satisfied with peaceful voting process in Sudan

The Africa Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) has expressed satisfaction over the peaceful voting process in Sudan but the Mission also disclosed that there was a generally low turnout of voters throughout the country. The African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AU-HIP) in a statement on Friday said the Mission's assessment of the elections is based on the actual findings and report by the ...

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Sudan’s election turnout less than 40% – says AU observer team

The African Union Observation Mission for the Sudanese election said Thursday that poor turnout has marked the process, estimating the number of the voters who cast their ballots as less than 40%. The AU head of mission, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo told a press conference in Khartoum on Thursday that the percentage of eligible voters varies between 30 and 35%, adding “the turnout was low, ...

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Botswana expresses concern over S/African xenophobic attacks

Botswana on Friday expressed concern at the upsurge in incidents of violence targeting certain foreigners in neighbouring South Africa.This follows xenophobic attacks that started last week resulting in at least five foreigners losing their lives in the South African coastal city of Durban. In a statement, Botswana warned its citizens who intend to travel to South Africa as well as those residing in that ...

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Africa could learn from Botswana’s religious tolerance record – VP

Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who is due in Ethiopia to attend a two-day high-level forum on security in Africa, said Friday that Botswana felt the need to attend as other countries could learn some lessons of faith tolerance and inclusion in governance issues as promoted by the Gaborone government.Masisi told government-run agency BOPA that it was important for other African countries to benchmark on ...

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Conservation body to host Malawi, Gabon Presidents

International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) will host Malawi President Peter Mutharika and Gabon's President Ali Bongo at a US-Congressional Gala Dinner in Washington D.C on April 22, reports said on Thursday. According to a statement from the ICCF, the body will introduce President Mutharika who was elected in 2014 to the leadership of the US Congressional Conservation Caucus. "President Mutharika ...

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Ghana’s opposition party leader makes u-turn on infamous 2012 comment

Three time flagbearer of the largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo Addo has changed his position on his infamous political comment ‘All die be die” ahead of the 2012 general elections, which he vehemently refused to retract or apologize.Speaking exclusively to the Starr Fm in Accra on Thursday, Nana Addo, who got the nod to lead the party for the third consecutive time for the 2016 general ...

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