Gambia: Electoral authority approves 3 candidates for Gambian presidential poll

[Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Thursday approved three candidates for the country presidential election on December 1, 2016. They are Mamma Kandeh of Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC), Adama Barrow, an independent candidate backed by eight political parties, and incumbent … Read More

Sudan: 109-year-old voter Fatima Ismail Mohamed Ali makes headlines in Sudan polls

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Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – A 109-year-old woman who trekked to a polling booth to cast her vote in Sudan’s ongoing presidential and parliamentary polls made newspaper headlines in the North African nation last week. Fatima Ismail Mohamed Ali voted the … Read More

Togo: Opposition leaders meet president Gnassingbé

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Jean-Pierre Fabre Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Leaders of an umbrella Togolese opposition group, Sauvons le Togo, (Let’s save Togo) and president Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé discussed on Wednesday issues about the country’s institutional and constitutional reforms. The opposition group, led by its … Read More

Mauritania: Opposition wants new electoral commission created

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Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Claiming that the Mauritanian National Electoral Commission (CENI) failed in last year’s municipal and legislative elections, the Coalition for a Peaceful Alternative (CPA), which includes three moderate opposition parties, called Wednesday for the appointment of a new … Read More

Malawi: Mutharika picks marketer as running mate for May polls

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Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) – The presidential candidate of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Malawi’s 20 May elections, Prof. Peter Mutharika, has picked marketer Saulos Chilima as his running mate. Chilima, 41, is the Managing Director of the mobile … Read More

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon happy with peaceful elections in Madagascar

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Photo: whiotv PANA New York, US – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced happiness with the “generally peaceful” conduct of the first round of presidential elections in Madagascar, “after the political impasses of the recent past”. PANA in New York, … Read More

Ban welcomes release of provisional election results in Guinea

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Equatoguinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo at election boothPhoto: equatorialguineainfo PANA New York, US- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the release by Guinea’s National Independent Electoral Commission of the provisional results of the legislative elections, nearly three weeks after … Read More