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Nov 03, 2020
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has provisionally won a third term in office with 94.27 percent of the vote, the electoral commission announced, after a bitter election which sparked deadly…
Nov 02, 2020
Opposition leaders in Ivory Coast have called for a “civilian transition” from President Alassane Ouattara’s government, as official results showed the incumbent taking a commanding early lead in his controversial…
Nov 02, 2020
After the recent local elections in Benin, a landslide victory for the incumbent Patrice Talon in 2021 seems inevitable Benin has gone to the polls. Local elections were held across…
Oct 28, 2020
About 29 million Tanzanians head to the polls on Wednesday to elect new leaders with the world watching the big race pitting the opposition's Tundu Lissu against President John Magufuli.…
Oct 26, 2020
Incumbent Alpha Conde has won Guinea’s disputed presidential election with 59.5 percent of the vote to secure a controversial third term, according to a full preliminary tally from the election…
Oct 23, 2020
A preliminary count has shown Guinean President Alpha Conde will win a third term in office following a bitterly fought election that has led to deadly violence. Conde's opposition says…
Oct 19, 2020
Voters in Guinea have cast their ballots in a high-stakes presidential poll taking place after months of bloody unrest. Almost 5.5 million people were eligible to vote on Sunday at…
Oct 18, 2020
Nigerians have been protesting for years against police brutality, so why did this October's protests gain international attention and support at a scale never seen before? Over the last two…
Oct 12, 2020
Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has announced the dissolution of the dreaded police unit, Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS or FSARS). The police chief also announced major police reforms…
Oct 11, 2020
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is determined to end police brutality, introduce reforms and bring "erring personnel... to justice". His comments came after two days of protests sparked…
Oct 07, 2020
ECOWAS regional bloc ends punitive measures imposed against Mali following August military coup that overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. West African leaders have lifted punishing sanctions imposed on Mali following…
Oct 05, 2020
The transitional government of Sudan and 13 rebel factions have signed a final peace agreement in South Sudan capital, Juba. The agreement, which was brokered by South Sudan President Salva…
Oct 03, 2020
Togo made history this week by appointing its first female prime minister. Victoire Tomegah Dogbé, 60, was named on Monday and immediately set to work to form a new government.…
Sep 30, 2020
The government of Botswana has called grossly inaccurate and abusive utterances carried by South African private television station eNCA on September 27 in an interview with Selebi Phikwe West MP,…
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