ELECTIONS | ELECTIONS

22-Oct-2014 to 08:22

Botswana poll body accused of plot to disenfranchise civil servants

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana Federation of Public Sector Union (BOFEPUSU) labour secretary Johnson Motshwarakgole on Wednesday accused the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of a deliberate plot to disenfranchise civil servants by denying them the right to vote at the weekend in the wake of a shortage of ballot papers.

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21-Oct-2014 to 12:59

Nigeria\'s spending for 2015 polls won’t cause inflation - minister

APA - Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has assured Nigerians that spending by the government and the private sector for the 2015 general elections will not lead to inflation.

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21-Oct-2014 to 08:22

Botswana churches mobilise voters as polls beckon

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Faith-based organisations represented by the Botswana Council of Churches (BCC), Evangelical Fellowship of Botswana and Organisation of African Instituted Churches have agreed to mobilise Christians to make meaningful contributions in the October 24 general elections, APA learnt here on Tuesday.

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20-Oct-2014 to 18:31

Liberia: 139 candidates for special Senatorial election

Monrovia (Liberia) — Liberia's National Elections Commission has qualified 139 candidates to contest the Special Senatorial Elections scheduled for December 16.

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20-Oct-2014 to 15:37

Mozambique vote counting halted amid fraud allegations

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique\'s National Elections Commission (CNE) on Monday halted vote counting in the country\'s Tete province amid allegations of possible fraud.

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20-Oct-2014 to 10:14

Mozambican opposition chief calls for GNU after poll defeat

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique\'s main opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama believes he won last week’s election and reportedly wants a government of national unity, APA learns here on Monday.

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20-Oct-2014 to 08:43

Logistical challenges mar Botswana advance voting

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Advance voting for Botswana polling staff held on October 18 was marred by logistical challenges countrywide, APA learnt here on Monday.

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