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‘Despacito’ singers slam Venezuela’s President for ‘illegal’ use of song

The Puerto Rican duo behind the worldwide sexy smash Latin pop hit “Despacito” on Monday slammed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for “illegally” using their song to promote a controversial vote he is organizing. “Illegally appropriating a song doesn’t compare to the crimes you are committing and have committed in Venezuela,” …

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Angola kicks off election campaigns, free airtime offered to each party

Election campaigning in Angola officially started on Sunday, July 23, 2017 and the six contesting parties in the August 23 elections have hit the ground running to convince the electorates to vote for them. The state media has offered 10 minutes free airtime for each party to campaign on the …

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‘I’m not crying wolf’ – Kenya’s Odinga stresses on ‘election stealing’ plot

Kenya’s main opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has stressed on his allegations of conspiracy between the ruling party and security agencies to rig the upcoming elections on August 8. The National Super Alliance (NASA) flagbearer said on Monday night that he is reliably informed about the conspiracy and warned the …

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Kenya: Conflicting polls place main presidential candidates in the lead

An opinion poll in Kenya on Sunday placed the main opposition leader Raila Odinga in the lead in the upcoming elections, hours after another pollster suggested that the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta was slightly ahead. Polling firm, Infotrak Harris, says Odinga scored a point lead over Kenyatta with 47 per cent …

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Kenya elections body saddled with over 300 lawsuits as crucial polls loom

Kenya’s electoral body says it is facing more than 300 court cases from candidates, parties and civil society groups before elections on Aug. 8, raising concern about whether the disputes can be resolved in time. President Uhuru Kenyatta will once again face his arch-nemesis Raila Odinga, a veteran opposition leader. …

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Zimbabwe’s 2018 General Election To Cost $274m

Zimbabwe’s election agency says it needs $274 million to finance the 2018 presidential and parliamentary elections in which incumbent President Robert Mugabe plans to contest even though he’s 94 years old. At the moment, Zimbabwe is suffering severe cash shortages and Mugabe’s government is presently struggling to pay its workers …

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