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Campaigns kick off in Sierra Leone ahead of March 7 general elections

Campaigns have started across Sierra Leone as politicians seek to woo voters in the upcoming general elections. Voters will cast their ballots for a president and lawmakers on March 7. According to the National Electoral Commission (NEC), the campaign period spans between February 4, 2018 through to March 5 – …

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KABILA READY TO HANDOVER POWER.

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Joseph Kabila will not contest in elections when they are next held, the information minister Lambert Mende has told theVoice of America channel. According to him, Kabila intends to respect the consitution of the country and to hand over power after the …

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Clashes in Guinea ahead Sunday’s local elections.

The third Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Replenishment Conference has kicked off in Dakar, Senegal’s capital. This Friday several heads of state, including French President Emmanuel Macron will be attending the conference. Also, leaders of UN agencies, as well as pop singer Rihanna, and many others engaged in promoting education; …

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Egypt’s presidential aspirant Sami Anan detained in military prison

The former Egyptian chief-of-staff, who recently announced his bid to run for presidential elections, is being held at a military prison, according to his lawyer. Lawyer Nasser Amin said on Saturday that he was able to visit General Sami Anan, who was arrested last week. The executive director for Anan’s …

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Nigeria political parties must select presidential candidates by Oct. 7: INEC

Nigeria’s political parties must select their candidates for the country’s 2019 presidential election between Aug. 18 and Oct. 7 this year, the electoral commission said on Tuesday in a timetable of the polling process. Presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on Feb. 16, 2019, marking the end of President …

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Egypt to hold presidential election in March

Egyptians will head to the polls on March 26 to 28 in the first round of a presidential election, National Elections Authority chief Lasheen Ibrahim said on Monday. A second round would be held on April 24-26 if required, he told a news conference in Cairo. Ibrahim said the commission …

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