Elections

By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 1st, 2012
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LUANDA — Angola on Saturday tallied ballots from its second peacetime elections, expected to keep President Jose Eduardo dos Santos in power despite demands from the poor for a fairer slice of the nation’s oil wealth. Counting began shortly after polls closed Friday, but the process will take s...
By benim
In News
Aug 23rd, 2011
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Nouakchott – Eleven Mauritanian opposition parties have called for October legislative and municipal elections to be delayed over a lack of transparency in how they were being organised. The parties, which form part of the 13-party Co-ordination of Democratic Opposition (COD), asked for electio...
By benim
In Election
Apr 27th, 2011
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Nigeria’s ruling party has lost control of at least two states in governorship elections, according to results emerging on Wednesday, although it performed strongly in some parts of the mostly-Muslim north. The state governorship races, which began on Tuesday, are the final stage in elections w...
By benim
In DR Congo
Apr 26th, 2011
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Congolese children’s rights activist Murhabazi Namegabe on Tuesday was named winner of the $100,000 World Children’s Prize for his efforts to protect children exploited by armed groups in the African country. The award foundation based in Mariefred, Sweden, cited Murhabazi’s “...
By benim
In Article
Apr 26th, 2011
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Gunfire, ballot box thefts and fleeing poll workers plagued Nigeria’s state gubernatorial races Tuesday, as the oil-rich nation struggled to vote amid violence after the country’s presidential poll earlier this month left at least 500 people dead. The stability of Africa’s most popu...
By benim
In IndepthAfrica
Apr 26th, 2011
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BEIJING – China slammed suggestions that its burgeoning foreign aid to Africa is driven by its interest in the impoverished continent’s rich natural resources, saying Tuesday that it helps poorer countries out of solidarity. China has made significant sacrifices in trying to help African countr...
By benim
In Election
Apr 26th, 2011
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Kano – Nigeria votes for state governors on Tuesday in the last of a series of landmark ballots amid deep concern over violence after presidential polls set off an explosion of deadly riots. The vote comes after April 16 presidential elections led to widespread unrest across the mainly Muslim n...
By benim
In News
Apr 23rd, 2011
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Authorities said there has been an explosion in northern Nigeria where dozens are reported to have been killed this week in post-election violence. Security sources said the blast on Friday evening hit in the city of Kaduna, the capital of the state of the same name. Reuters news agency says at least...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Apr 22nd, 2011
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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – President Alassane Ouattara on Friday ordered a renegade warlord who led two coups in the Ivory Coast to lay down his arms or be forcibly disarmed. In a hard-hitting statement in his role as commander in chief of the armed forces, Ouattara sought Friday to resolve the biggest c...
By benim
In Analysis
Apr 21st, 2011
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Excerpt from Nigeria’s 50th anniversary lecture at the Embassy of Nigeria, Paris. I wish to look back to 1960, and forward to 2060, to share my thoughts about the challenges to, and opportunities for, building a stronger Nigeria through technology. In the past 50 years, Nigeria has grown economically...