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Sudanese protests against military rule persist

Sudanese demonstrators are back on the streets to protest against the military in power and ask for the implementation of a civil government. Large crowds could be seen around the presidential palace in Khartoum responding to calls from several dissident groups on May 12. This is the most important turnout since the holy month of Ramadan. "All we are asking now is for the military council to step down and hand the […]

todayMay 13, 2022 29

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Main Senegalese opposition coalitions unite ahead of parliamentary elections

The Yewwi Askan Wi coalition of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko and the Wallu Sénégal coalition of former president Abdoulaye Wade decided to unite in order to win the next parliamentary elections. In 2017, the coalition backed by president Macky Sall won 125 seats out of the 165. After rounds of negotiations and discussions, the main Senegalese opposition groups sealed an unprecedented deal earlier this week. The Yewwi Askan Wi coalition […]

todayMay 11, 2022 10

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Nigeria’s Jonathan rejects nomination to contest for president

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will not seek the ruling party ticket to contest presidential elections next year, his spokesman said. This follows months of speculation that he was planning to return to national politics. According to reports, a group of supporters from northern Nigeria bought nomination forms for Jonathan to take part in the ruling All Progressives Congress party (APC) primary elections scheduled for the end of the month, […]

todayMay 10, 2022 24

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Russia fires hypersonic missiles at Odesa

Ukraine's vital Black Sea port of Odesa came under repeated missile attack, including from some hypersonic missiles, after Russia marked its biggest patriotic holiday without giving new information about the war. Also, a Ukrainian official said the bodies of 44 civilians were found in the rubble of a building destroyed by Russia in March. The civilians were inside a five-story building that collapsed in Izyum in the Kharkiv region, said […]

todayMay 10, 2022 16

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Ferdinand Marcos Jr. leads in Philippines presidential polls

Former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr.'s son, Marcos Jr., has unprecedented lead over his rivals after over 53% of votes counted As the election officials race to count the votes polled during the day, the preliminary results of the Philippines presidential elections showed that Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has a massive lead over his nine opponents, according to local media on Monday. According to an unofficial count of over 53% of the […]

todayMay 9, 2022 22

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President Farmajo announces candidacy for a second-term

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi, also known as Farmajo, has announced his candidacy for a second term. Last Thursday, the parliamentary committee in charge of organising the election announced that presidential elections would be taking place on May 15th. President Farmajo's mandate ended in February last year but he stayed on amid a delay in the holding of parliamentary elections. The president faces stiff competition from several candidates including two former […]

todayMay 9, 2022 22

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Civil society presses president Barrow to prosecute former dictator

Civil society organisations in The Gambia have urged the authorities to prosecute former dictator Yahya Jammeh ahead of a long-awaited government statement on the issue. The government has until the 25th of May to decide on the reccommendations produced six months ago by a commission that investigated the former dictator. According to the commission, between 240 and 250 people died at the hands of the state or its agents in […]

todayMay 7, 2022 27

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Congo: First round of legislative elections set for July 10

The first round of legislative elections and local elections in Congo-Brazzaville will be held on July 10, according to a government decision announced Friday on state television Télé-Congo. "The Council of Ministers has decided to convene the electorate for the first round of legislative elections and for local elections on July 4 for the vote of members of the public force, and on July 10 for the general vote," said […]

todayMay 7, 2022 13

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Somalia sets date for long awaited presidential elections

Somalia will hold its presidential elections on May 15. The Somali parliament announced Thursday that the long-awaited presidential election will finally take place and that 329 lawmakers from both houses - 54 from the Senate or Upper House and 275 from the Lower House - will elect the country's tenth president. The presidential election date will coincide with a historic day as the country will also commemorate the 79th anniversary […]

todayMay 6, 2022 18

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