US, UK warn Nigeria against interference with election results

US, UK warn Nigeria against interference with election results

As Nigeria begins the collation of Presidential and National Assembly elections, the US and UK have raised alarm over ``disturbing indications that the collation process may be ...

Most Batswana want Khama to account to Parliament

Most Batswana want Khama to account to Parliament

The majority of Batswana want President Ian Khama to account to parliament, according to a corruption perception study by the Afro Barometer seen by APA on Monday.Lead researcher ...

Namibia: Parliament Speaker pays tribute to late opposition lawmaker

Namibia: Parliament Speaker pays tribute to late opposition lawmaker

Speaker of Namibia's National Assembly Peter Katjavivi has paid tribute to the late opposition lawmaker Philemon Moongo who passed away a fortnight ago and was buried at the ...

US, UK warn against any attempts to rig Nigeria’s presidential poll

US, UK warn against any attempts to rig Nigeria’s presidential poll

In a joint statement issued Monday by the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom, they have warned the Nigerian authorities against any attempts to rig the ...

S/African VP returns to Lesotho to shut down SADC offices

S/African VP returns to Lesotho to shut down SADC offices

South African Deputy President and SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa is in Lesotho on Monday to close down the Southern African Development Community (SADC) offices following recent ...

S/Africa: No chopper ride for Zuma’s family – Presidency

S/Africa: No chopper ride for Zuma’s family – Presidency

Media reports alleging that South African President Jacob Zuma's family members used a military helicopter for personal travel between Durban and Zuma's Nkandla Village home are ...

Amnesty Int’l urges DRC to release detained human rights activists

Amnesty Int’l urges DRC to release detained human rights activists

Amnesty International has on Monday launched a new campaign for the release of Congolese human rights activists held incommunicado in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo ...

US, UK warn Nigeria against interference with election results

As Nigeria begins the collation of Presidential and National Assembly elections, the US and UK have raised alarm over ``disturbing indications that the collation process may be subject to deliberate political interference''. The Governments of the US and the UK have therefore warned against any attempt to distort the will of Nigerians as expressed at the polls. They noted that while there is no evidence of ...

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Most Batswana want Khama to account to Parliament

The majority of Batswana want President Ian Khama to account to parliament, according to a corruption perception study by the Afro Barometer seen by APA on Monday.Lead researcher Mpho Molomo told stakeholders that 84 percent of respondents to the study said they wanted the president to account directly to parliament. Molomo said that majority of respondents wanted a law that would require members of ...

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Namibia: Parliament Speaker pays tribute to late opposition lawmaker

Speaker of Namibia's National Assembly Peter Katjavivi has paid tribute to the late opposition lawmaker Philemon Moongo who passed away a fortnight ago and was buried at the weekend.The newly elected Speaker noted that the former vice-president of DTA of Namibia, who was buried at Oniipa in the Oshikoto Region on Saturday, contributed immensely to the drafting of various Namibian laws. “I remember how he ...

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US, UK warn against any attempts to rig Nigeria’s presidential poll

In a joint statement issued Monday by the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom, they have warned the Nigerian authorities against any attempts to rig the just-concluded presidential elections. “Our governments welcome the largely peaceful vote on March 28. The Nigerian people have shown a commendable determination to register their vote and choose their leaders. “So far, we have seen ...

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S/African VP returns to Lesotho to shut down SADC offices

South African Deputy President and SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa is in Lesotho on Monday to close down the Southern African Development Community (SADC) offices following recent successful elections in that country, a senior official has said.The closure of the SADC Facilitation office in Lesotho will occur during a ceremony scheduled in the Lesotho capital of Maseru, Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ronnie ...

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S/Africa: No chopper ride for Zuma’s family – Presidency

Media reports alleging that South African President Jacob Zuma's family members used a military helicopter for personal travel between Durban and Zuma's Nkandla Village home are false, the Presidency and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) said on Monday.According to the Sunday edition of the local City Press newspaper, the chopper allegedly used in conveying the President's family members had ...

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Amnesty Int’l urges DRC to release detained human rights activists

Amnesty International has on Monday launched a new campaign for the release of Congolese human rights activists held incommunicado in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for 15 days. According to a statement issued by Amnesty International, the activists were arrested on 15 March when security forces stormed a press conference on youth civic engagement in political processes in the run up to the ...

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Press harps on general elections, release of polls results, complaints

The suspense and tension generated as the nation awaits the results of the general elections and the investigation of electoral complaints are some of the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Monday.The Vanguard newspaper reported that the nation was in suspense as results from last Saturday's presidential and National Assembly elections continue to trickle in. The Punch newspaper said President ...

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Nigeria’s electoral body investigates complaints

Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resolved to investigate several alleged electoral malpractices in the 2015 Presidential and National Assembly elections.INEC's Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega said the commission had received several allegations on the election, including supervising officers running away with result sheets. Other allegations included deliberate delay in the ...

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CSOs raise alarm over attempts to undermine Nigerian elections

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has raised alarm over reports of attempts across several states of the country to undermine the integrity of the collation of votes and outcome of the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on 28 March 2015.A statement by the Situation Room on Monday in Abuja said that it received disturbing reports that “politicians are attempting to use national security ...

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