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1 months ago, 19 June 03:18
@AfricaNews - By: Daniel Mumbere
Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa queues for fried chicken in election stunt | Africanews

Prior to coming to power last November when Mugabe was forced to resign following a de facto military coup, Mnangagwa was secretive and insular, preferring to operate under the radar, and was known by ...

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1 months ago, 18 June 15:40
@AfricaNews - By: Eric Oteng
Joyce Banda declares interest 2019 presidential election | Africanews

She was accused of presiding over the the "Cashgate" scandal case. ...

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1 months ago, 14 June 15:15
@AfricaNews - By: Eric Oteng
Mnangagwa, Chamisa register for first post-Mugabe election | Africanews

Western governments and investors will be closely watching the July 30 presidential and parliamentary ballots, for which monitors got clearance to deploy for the first time since 2002. ...

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1 months ago, 12 June 18:32
@AfricaNews - By: Eric Oteng
D.R. Congo prime minister rules out Kabila in December polls | Africanews

Attempting to extend his 17-year rule would outrage his opponents and risk destabilizing Africa’s biggest copper producer, which hasn't had a peaceful transfer of power since independence in 1960. ...

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1 months ago, 10 June 17:37
@AfricaNews - By: Africanews
Exiled Congolese politician Moise Katumbi holds peaceful rally via video link | Africanews

Exiled opposition leader Moise Katumbi used a video link on Saturday to address thousands of opponents of President Joseph Kabila ahead of a December election that many hope will end his 17 years in… ...

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1 weeks ago, 18:30
@AfricaNews - By: Africanews
Zimbabwe opposition will resist attempts to rig July 30 vote | Africanews

Zimbabwe will choose a new president and members of parliament on July 30 in the first election since Robert Mugabe was forced to resign after a de facto army coup late last year. ...

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1 weeks ago, 12:46
@AfricaNews - By: Africanews
DRC will prove critics wrong with credible polls - Kabila's special envoy | Africanews

U.S. officials have long called on Kabila to ensure a smooth transfer of power through elections. However, tensions have increased over repeated election delays since Kabila’s mandate ended in 2016. ...

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1 weeks ago, 13:23
@AfricaNews - By: Daniel Mumbere
Mali 2018 presidential election: Background to a critical election in an increasingly insecure country | Africanews

Mali’s incumbent president Ibrahima Boubacar Keita, who took office in 2013, and opposition frontrunner Soumaila Cisse are expected to be the two main candidates in the July 29 polls out of a field ...

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1 weeks ago, 07:08
@AfricaNews - By: Africanews
DR Congo's Kabila delays UN chief's visit, refuses to see U.S. envoy Haley | Africanews

Kabila, who succeeded his assassinated father Laurent in 2001, was busy organizing Dec. 23 elections and had to postpone a visit by Guterres and African Union Commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat, ...

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1 weeks ago, 06:17
@AfricaNews - By: Africanews
Nigerian opposition agrees to unite against Buhari in 2019 elections | Africanews

The splinter group, known as the Reformed-All Progressives Congress (R-APC), the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and 37 other political parties are in the new alliance hoping to defeat the APC. ...

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1 weeks ago, 14:52
@AfricaNews - By: With Jerry Bambi
Nigeria's ruling party APC splits, new faction emerges [The Morning Call] | Africanews

In Nigeria, the ruling party, the All progressives Congress (APC) has split, after a faction declared that it no longer supports the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. ...

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1 weeks ago, 10:17
@AfricaNews - By: Africanews
Mali presidential election campaign kicks off amid tight security | Africanews

Mali's incumbent president Ibrahima Boubacar Keita, who took office in 2013, and opposition frontrunner Soumaila Cisse are expected to be the two main candidates in the July 29 polls out of a field of ...

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2 weeks ago, 13:00
@AfricaNews - By: Africanews
[Explainer] Zimbabwe polls: Mnangagwa struggles with ghosts of Gukurahandi massacres | Africanews

The army massacres, known as ‘Gukurahundi’, Shona name for ‘early rain that washes away the chaff’, are a major reason Matabeleland’s voters have rejected Mnangagwa’s ZANU-PF party in nati ...

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2 weeks ago, 17:54
@AfricaNews - By: With Reuters
Buhari's party splits ahead of Nigeria's 2019 presidential elections | Africanews

A group of politicians who were part of the All Progressives Congress (APC) told a news conference in Abuja late on Wednesday they had formed a new faction, led by former Buhari ally Buba Galadima and ...

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2 weeks ago, 14:52
@AfricaNews - By: Africanews
Zimbabwe opposition says 'no election' without ballot paper deal | Africanews

Chamisa and his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) are the main rivals to President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the first presidential and parliamentary vote since Robert Mugabe resigned last November fol ...

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