AU to provide training to Cote d’Ivoire’s electoral commission

AU to provide training to Cote d’Ivoire’s electoral commission

The African Union Commission has undertaken to build the capacity of the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) of Cote d'Ivoire, APA learns here. In a statement issued on Tuesday, ...

Burundi begins controversial municipal, legislative elections with heavy security

Burundi begins controversial municipal, legislative elections with heavy security

The municipal and legislative elections in Burundi which are being boycotted by the opposition, are taking place on Monday with a significant deployment of heavily armed troops and ...

Ethiopia: AU turns down invitation to observe Burundi elections

Ethiopia: AU turns down invitation to observe Burundi elections

The African Union has disclosed that it will not observe the local and parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on 29 June 2015 in Burundi, noting that the necessary ...

Int’l community wants Burundi polls postponed

Int’l community wants Burundi polls postponed

The Joint International Facilitation Team (JIFT) comprising the East African Community, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, the African Union and the United Nations ...

Liberia’s Sirleaf signs work bill into law

Liberia’s Sirleaf signs work bill into law

Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has signed into law the Decent Work Bill recently passed by both Houses of the National legislature at a special ceremony organized on ...

Buhari dissolves petroleum corporation board

Buhari dissolves petroleum corporation board

President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as part of his attempt to clamp down on widespread corruption.The ...

Ugandan rebel leader to be extradited from Tanzania

Ugandan rebel leader to be extradited from Tanzania

A Tanzanian court has ordered that the leader of Congo-based rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) Jamil Mukulu should be extradited to Uganda to face charges of murder, ...

EU condemns killing of former Lesotho general

The European Union on Tuesday condemned the killing of former Lesotho Defence Force chief Maaparankoe Mahao and commiserated with his family and the people of mountain kingdom.The EU said in a statement that an independent investigation was important to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book. “This is essential to reassure the public that the rule of law applies in Lesotho,” the European bloc said. ...

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Ghana: New election commission boss takes oath

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday swore in the newly appointed Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) during an official ceremony at the Flagstaff House, seat of government in Accra. Mrs. Charlotte Osei succeeds Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan, whose term of office expired after reaching the compulsory retirement age of 70 years in June 2015. She becomes the first female to occupy that position ...

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AU to provide training to Cote d’Ivoire’s electoral commission

The African Union Commission has undertaken to build the capacity of the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) of Cote d'Ivoire, APA learns here. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the AU Commission said in accordance with the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, the Department of Political Affairs will provide training for the Ivorian CEI. According to the statement, the Building ...

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USA expresses disappointment with Burundi’s decision to hold elections

The United States has expressed disappointment that the government of Burundi moved forward with parliamentary elections on Monday despite woefully inadequate conditions for them to be credible, disregarding the strong urging of the African Union, the UN Secretary General and many other voices calling for a delay. According to a press statement issued Monday by spokesman of the US State Department, John ...

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Burundi begins controversial municipal, legislative elections with heavy security

The municipal and legislative elections in Burundi which are being boycotted by the opposition, are taking place on Monday with a significant deployment of heavily armed troops and police, APA notes here. In the north of the capital, Bujumbura, where APA was able to visit several polling stations, the observation is that these elections are highly secured with a significant deployment of heavily armed troops ...

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Suspected trafficked Congolese children discovered in Botswana

A group of children from Congo Brazzaville or Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were found abandoned at Ramokgwebana border post in northern Botswana, Yarona FM radio station reported here on Monday.Yarona FM reported that the children who are suspected to be from the two Swahili and French speaking countries and found deserted are as young as three-year-olds with the oldest one being 15 years. The 10 ...

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Ethiopia: AU turns down invitation to observe Burundi elections

The African Union has disclosed that it will not observe the local and parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on 29 June 2015 in Burundi, noting that the necessary conditions are not met for the organization of free, fair, transparent and credible elections, in compliance with the relevant provisions of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, the AU said in a statement issued ...

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Nigeria: Presidency defends slow pace of work by new administration

The Presidency has on said that cleaning the mess left behind by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), especially the immediate past administration, requires scrupulous and painstaking planning. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja that across all sectors, the national life was devalued under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ...

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4m Beninese voting in legislative polls

Some 4.4 million voters are queuing up to vote on Sunday to elect Benin's 1,199 municipal and communal councilors in the country's 77 towns and cities, as well village and neighbourhood councilors, the Independent National Electoral Commission has told APA.The election is the third such exercise for the municipal, communal and local councils since the advent of the democratic dispensation in February 1990. ...

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Int’l community wants Burundi polls postponed

The Joint International Facilitation Team (JIFT) comprising the East African Community, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, the African Union and the United Nations has proposed for the postponement of Burundi's local, parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled simultaneously on 30 July 2015.According to a statement seen by the African Press Agency on Sunday, the JIFT had convened a ...

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