Sao Tome & Principe: Presidential Runoff August 8

Sao Tome & Principe: Presidential Runoff August 8

SAO TOME, 28 July 2021 – A presidential runoff will be needed to determine the next president of Sao Tome & Principe, the country’s electoral commission has said. The runoff will see a former infrastructure minister, Carlos Vila Nova, face off with a former...
Eswatini: Twelve People Killed in Pro-Democracy Protests

Eswatini: Twelve People Killed in Pro-Democracy Protests

MBABANE, 2 July 2021 – Over a dozen people have been killed in anti-government protests in Eswatini, according to concurrent news reports, citing protest organizers. The government of Eswatini has put the number of those killed at nine, adding that over 100...
Mali: UN Calls for Free and Fair Elections

Mali: UN Calls for Free and Fair Elections

NEW YORK, 16 June 2021 – The United Nations Security Council has called on the junta in Mali to organize free and fair elections to return the country to civilian rule. The Security Council called on the junta in Bamako, Mali’s capital, to take immediate action on the...
Uganda: New Portrait of Museveni Coming Onstream

Uganda: New Portrait of Museveni Coming Onstream

KAMPALA, 16 June 2021 – Public offices across Uganda have been invited to replace an old portrait of President Yoweri Museveni with a more recent one. Officials in charge of such offices have been invited to place orders with the government printers for copies of the...
Ethiopia: Elections Postponed in Two Federal States

Ethiopia: Elections Postponed in Two Federal States

ADDIS ABABA, 14 June 2021 – Elections have been postponed until next September in two of Ethiopia’s federal states, the electoral board has confirmed. The two states are Somali and Harari. “For some constituencies, the election will be done in a second-round on...
Algeria: Early Legislative Elections Underway

Algeria: Early Legislative Elections Underway

ALGIERS, 12 June 2021 – Algerians are casting votes Saturday in parliamentary elections boycotted by the main opposition and the Hirak protest movement. Critics say the early elections are really meant to grant a semblance of democracy to a regime that is the civilian...
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