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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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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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Liberia: Female aspirants get Sirleaf’s backing to win Liberia election

Liberia’s outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has pledged to fully support and campaign for all the female aspirants in the October 10 general elections. At a forum to promote Liberian women in politics, Sirleaf expressed regret at the uneven distribution of women aspiring for legislative seats, citing a district where …

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Kenya: Insecurities recorded as polls close, vote counting underway

Kenya’s 2017 elections have officially come to an end and vote counting is underway at some centres across the country. Per the election rules, all those in the queue when the polls closed are to be allowed to vote. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has also compensated some …

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Kenya: Woman gives birth while waiting to vote

Some Kenyans braced long queues, others rain and chilly weather, but one woman gave birth on Tuesday while in line to vote in general elections and still made sure to vote. A heavily pregnant Paulina Chemanang was feeling fine as she left to vote early at a polling station in …

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