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Lesotho prime minister resigns after election loss

Easing fears of instability, Lesotho’s government says the prime minister has resigned after losing elections in the small southern African nation beset by power struggles in recent years. The government said in a statement officially stamped on Thursday that the ceremonial king has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Pakalitha …

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British Born Nigerian, Chi Onwurah Wins Big At The UK General Election

Congratulations are in order for British-Born Nigerian, Chinyelu “Chi” Onwurah who won first seat of the night at Newcastle Central. Newcastle has become the first general election constituency to declare, with Labour’s candidate Chi Onwurah holding the seat. It beat Houghton and Sunderland South, which has been the fastest to …

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Outcry as Mugabe govt chooses Chinese firm for voter registration

Zimbabwe’s main opposition MDC party has criticized the selection of a Chinese firm to supply equipment for the registration of voters ahead of the 2018 polls. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chose Laxton Group over German firm, Demalog Identification Systems. “When you look at the historical links between Zanu-PF as …

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Cambodian opposition make gains in local elections

Cambodia’s embattled opposition made significant gains in this weekend’s local elections, early results showed Monday, a vote closely watched for signs of vulnerability in one of the world’s longest serving leaders. More than seven million Cambodians voted in Sunday’s commune elections, the first time they have headed to the polls …

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Lesotho veterans lead race to be prime minister

Two veteran former prime ministers lead the field ahead of Lesotho’s election on Saturday, in a vote likely to result in another coalition government for the landlocked mountain kingdom. The country’s political landscape has been dominated for years by party splits and fragile coalitions. Pakalitha Mosisili, the 72-year-old leader of the …

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Kenyatta, Odinga among others declared candidates in Kenya’s August 8 elections

Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga including six other presidential aspirants have been officially handed the baton to run in Kenya’s August 8 elections. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Monday cleared the eight candidates and their running mates after they presented the required …

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