Liberia: Court petitioned to halt senatorial poll

Liberia: Court petitioned to halt senatorial poll

Civil activists in Liberia have petitioned the country's Supreme Court in a bid to stop the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the government from going ahead with a mid-term ...

Tunisia: Court gives three days to hear poll complaints

Tunisia: Court gives three days to hear poll complaints

The administrative court in Tunisia has indicated that the results of Sunday's presidential poll can be challenged at the appeal chambers of the court within the next three ...

S/African parliament to discuss report on opposition EFF

S/African parliament to discuss report on opposition EFF

A report likely to result in the suspension of opposition Economic Freedom Fighters lawmakers from Parliament for up to 30 days is expected to be tabled in the National Assembly on ...

AU consults Mozambique civil society on joint strategy with EU

AU consults Mozambique civil society on joint strategy with EU

The African Union (AU) will on Thursday convene a continental consultative meeting to seek the input of Mozambican civil society organisations on the AU-European Union Joint ...

Zimbabwean drivers perish in inferno at DRC-Zambian border

Zimbabwean drivers perish in inferno at DRC-Zambian border

At least two Zimbabwean truck drivers were killed in a fire accident on the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia on Monday night, state radio reported ...

Rwanda: Rights group says arrested members not govt critics

Rwanda: Rights group says arrested members not govt critics

The President of LIPRODHOR, a Rwandan human rights body, Aloys Munyangaju, has clarified that two of its members who were arrested over the weekend were not government critics as ...

Court challenge puts Namibian general elections in jeopardy

Court challenge puts Namibian general elections in jeopardy

The Namibian High Court will Wednesday rule on an urgent application brought by the main opposition Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) and other stakeholders to postpone the ...

Liberia: Court petitioned to halt senatorial poll

Civil activists in Liberia have petitioned the country's Supreme Court in a bid to stop the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the government from going ahead with a mid-term senatorial election scheduled for December 16.According to court sources on Wednesday, the petition filed on Monday argued that the holding of the election violates Articles 1 and 2 of the Liberian constitution and therefore should ...

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Tunisia: Court gives three days to hear poll complaints

The administrative court in Tunisia has indicated that the results of Sunday's presidential poll can be challenged at the appeal chambers of the court within the next three days.This follows the publication of the outcome of the poll at the headquarters of the National Electoral Authority (ISIE). The court's announcement is made in conformity with the clauses of Article 145 of law n°16/2014 dated 26 May 2014 ...

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S/African parliament to discuss report on opposition EFF

A report likely to result in the suspension of opposition Economic Freedom Fighters lawmakers from Parliament for up to 30 days is expected to be tabled in the National Assembly on Thursday, an opposition Member of Parliament has said.According to the main opposition Democratic Alliance's chief whip John Steenhuisen, the tabling of the report was confirmed at a meeting of political parties' chief whips on ...

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AU consults Mozambique civil society on joint strategy with EU

The African Union (AU) will on Thursday convene a continental consultative meeting to seek the input of Mozambican civil society organisations on the AU-European Union Joint Strategy.The Mozambican Directorate of Information and Communication (Gabinfo) said the gathering would run from November 27-28 in the capital Maputo. Delegates are expected to review the outcomes of the fourth Africa-EU Summit and its ...

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Zimbabwean drivers perish in inferno at DRC-Zambian border

At least two Zimbabwean truck drivers were killed in a fire accident on the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia on Monday night, state radio reported Wednesday.The Zimbabweans died together with a Zambian and a Tanzanian while 10 others were injured when a fire occurred at the Kasumbalesa border post. Reports say the tragedy occurred at a customs parking lot in the Congolese border ...

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Rwanda: Rights group says arrested members not govt critics

The President of LIPRODHOR, a Rwandan human rights body, Aloys Munyangaju, has clarified that two of its members who were arrested over the weekend were not government critics as several reports are indicating.He instead confirmed the Police's version that the duo, identified as Evarist Nsabayezu and Daniel Uwimana were arrested on Saturday on suspicion of forging their colleagues' signatures on a petition ...

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Court challenge puts Namibian general elections in jeopardy

The Namibian High Court will Wednesday rule on an urgent application brought by the main opposition Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) and other stakeholders to postpone the 2014 presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for Friday.This came after the court heard submissions on Tuesday in an urgent application to postpone the elections to February 2015 over the “unconstitutional” use of ...

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Tunisian presidential poll poised for second round

Tunisia's presidential election is set to go to a second round with the leader of the Nidaa Tounes, Beij Caied Essebsi in the lead after chalking 39.46 percent of the vote.Announcing the provisional results at a press briefing at the Palais de Congres on Tuesday, the Chairman of the High Independent Electoral Authority (ISIE) Chafik Sarsar said Essebsi is being trailed by Moncef Marzouki, the outgoing ...

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Gambia: January 22 as date for bye-election

The Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has announced January 22 as the date for a bye-election in Katchang Ward, located in the North Bank Region of the country.A statement from the IEC on Tuesday disclosed that the election is to fill the vacant seat of the former late Councillor Tamba Marong, who died earlier this year. The by-election is in accordance with Section 23 of the Local ...

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S/Africa’s EFF says Botswana leader afraid of opposition to his rule

South Africa's opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said Tuesday that President Ian Khama is threatened by the type of regime the party is capable of bringing to Botswana. EFF head of international relations and solidarity Magdeline Moonsamy told private radio station Yarona FM that Khama felt threatened by the party because he is a dictator. Moonsamy also said EFF president Julius Malema was banned ...

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