In East Africa
Sep 4th, 2013
Addis Ababa — Ethiopia’s youngest opposition party, the Blue Party, says it will try again to hold a demonstration against the government. The party had planned to hold a protest this past weekend, but was stopped when more than 100 members were arrested. The Blue Party held a successful demons...
Jul 17th, 2013
By Kidane Brehane, IndepthAfrica Ethiopian police kept 40 resistance supporters disseminating flyers calling for the cancelation of anti-terrorism law they say has been utilized to smother dispute, the Unity for Democracy and Justice party said. The captures in four regions of the capital, Addis Abab...
Feb 26th, 2013
Former presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), retired General Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the merger of opposition parties is the only way to defeat People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Addressing elected representatives and other members of the party in Abuja on Monday...
Feb 18th, 2013
(Reuters) – Opposition supporters held protests across Guinea on Monday to demand a free and fair parliamentary election, fearing the first such vote in more than a decade will be cheapened by fraud. The May 12 election is intended to be the last step in Guinea’s return to civilian rule f...
Mar 27th, 2012
Banjul – Gambia wrapped up campaigning ahead of legislative polls on Thursday, with six opposition parties maintaining a boycott after accusing the ruling party of loading the dice. The election will not take place in 25 of 48 constituencies where parliamentary seats held by the ruling party ha...
In DR Congo
Feb 20th, 2012
Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of Congo’s leading opposition party ordered its newly elected members of parliament on Saturday to boycott the national assembly following a controversial vote marred by irregularities and violence. The decision by the UDPS risks leaving the opposition weake...
Jan 4th, 2012
Libreville – Gabon authorities have slapped a temporary ban on two opposition media outlets after they covered an address to the nation by opposition leader Andre Mba Obame, who declared himself president last year. The National Communication Council has withdrawn the broadcast licence from Mba...
Jan 3rd, 2012
Libreville – Gabon’s Constitutional Court has received 45 demands from both the opposition and the ruling party for the annulment of results of December 17 elections, court officials said on Monday. “In all, 45 challenges were filed. There can be no others. The deadline has passed,&...
Dec 29th, 2011
A high-profile opponent of Senegal’s president and ruling party, who is also a mayor of a suburb in the capital Dakar, was detained on Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in a fatal town hall shooting, his lawyer said. The arrest of Barthelemy Dias may stoke political tensions in the West Afr...
Dec 28th, 2011
Libreville – One of Gabon’s main opposition parties said on Tuesday that several of its candidates in the December 17 legislative election were challenging the results in court over “massive fraud”. The Union of the Gabonese People said 10 out of the 33 candidates it fielded i...