ELECTIONS | ELECTIONS

11-Jan-2015 to 21:24

Gambia: Opposition urged to form 'strong poll alliance'

APA-Banjul (Gambia) — The leader of the Gambia’s former ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has called on all opposition parties to ditch individual and ideological differences for the sake of a strong alliance to contest the 2016 presidential election.

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10-Jan-2015 to 15:33

Mozambique: Minor parties face poll subvention scrutiny

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Thirty minor political parties in Mozambique who participated in last October’s general elections have been given a month’s ultimatum to explain how they spent state funds meant to bankroll their campaign activities.

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10-Jan-2015 to 12:59

Zambian govt rues 'colossal' poll expense

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — Zambia’s interim President Guy Scott has expressed regret that a colossal amount of money will be spent on a bye-election to choose a president whose stint will last for about 18 months before polls are due again.

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08-Jan-2015 to 14:59

Nigeria's Jonathan kicks off re-election campaign

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Two days after the inauguration of his Presidential Campaign team, President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday formally began campaigning for re-election in Lagos, the stronghold of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).

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06-Jan-2015 to 14:56

DRC bill allows Congolese abroad to run in presidential poll

APA-Kinshasa (DR Congo) – — The Congolese government has given the nod to a bill of law under which Congolese citizens settled abroad can run in the presidential election.

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06-Jan-2015 to 14:20

Zambian opposition blames ruling PF for economic woes

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has blamed the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) for the economic hardships currently faced by Zambians, saying these require short and long term measures to address them.

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05-Jan-2015 to 08:53

Mozambique poll partly free, not transparent – Observers

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique Electoral Observatory, a coalition of religious bodies and non-governmental organisations, said Monday last year’s general elections were “partly free and fair, and not very transparent”.

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