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Polling starts on a slow note in Angola’s general elections

Polls opened at 7am local time in Angola’s general elections and voting started out slow. A few people turned up early Wednesday morning to cast their ballots for both the parliamentary and presidential slots. Six parties are vying to take over the seat of outgoing President Eduardo dos Santos. The …

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Angola’s dos Santos to quit after 38 years in power

Angolans vote on Wednesday in an election that will see President Jose Eduardo dos Santos quit after nearly four decades in power. Yet he has laid the groundwork for a hand-picked successor in an oil-rich country where corruption and human rights concerns are unlikely to dissipate anytime soon. Defence Minister …

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Campaigning ends as Angola votes to replace dos Santos after 38 years

Electioneering campaigns in Angola ended on Monday (August 21) two clear days to the opening of polls. Parties have been touring the length and breadth of the country since campaigning was opened on July 23, 2017. The ruling MPLA party held its final rally on Saturday with its presidential candidate Joao Lourenco …

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Liberia’s elections gather momentum, first debate held

Liberia votes on October 10 and already, the elections fever has gripped the country as campaigns are being held by the 22 presidential candidates who are seeking to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The country’s first presidential debate was held on August 17 with only six candidates selected to lay out …

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(BREAKING)Nigeria: President Buhari Returns from London after Many Days

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President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Nigeria Saturday, after nearly four months in the United Kingdom where he received medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment. The Nigerian Airforce plane carrying Mr. Buhari landed at the Abuja international airport at exactly 4.36 p.m. Nigerian time. Dozens of state officials were at the airport …

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Breaking: President Buhari to return to Nigeria today

A statement by Presidential media aide, Femi Adesina, says President Buhari will be returning to Nigeria today. Read the statement below President Muhammadu Buhari returns to the country later today, after receiving medical attention in London. The President had left the country on May 7, this year, after handing over …

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