ELECTIONS | ELECTIONS

22-Feb-2019 to 15:43

Chad appoints 30 electoral commission members

APA-N’Djaména (Chad) By Adam Hassane Deyé — Thirty members of the new of Chad’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CeNI), responsible for organising legislative and communal elections scheduled for the first half of 2019, have been appointed by a decree issued on Friday.

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22-Feb-2019 to 12:51

Botswana lawmaker calls for referendum on election of President

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Member of Parliament Paulson Majaga on Friday tabled a motion before Parliament requesting that the government calls for a referendum on presidential elections and appointment of ministers.

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21-Feb-2019 to 22:32

Senegal CSOs demand ‘secured’ internet on polling day, beyond

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Ibrahima Dione — Several civil society organizations, including the Council for Non-Governmental Development Support Organizations (CONGAD) and the African Engagement for the Defense of Human Rights (RADDHO), have issued a joint statement seen by APA Thursday calling for “an open and secure internet" during the presidential election slated for Sunday.

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21-Feb-2019 to 21:12

Senegal: Church preaches for violent-free election

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Abdourahmane Diallo — The Executive Secretary of the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace of the Senegalese Catholic Church, Father Alphonse Seck, on Thursday called for peaceful and non-violent elections, asking his compatriots to exercise their civic duty “with responsibility” for the good of the country.

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21-Feb-2019 to 10:59

Malawi: Ten candidates confirmed for May 21 presidential poll

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has announced the names of ten aspiring presidential candidates who successfully submitted nomination papers for the eagerly awaited elections set for May 21.

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20-Feb-2019 to 17:09

5002 observers cleared for Senegal’s presidential poll

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Oumou Khary Fall — A total of 5002 foreign and national poll observers in 41 missions are accredited for the 24 February 2019 presidential election in Senegal, Bernard Casimir Demba Cisse, Director of Training and Communication of the Directorate General of Elections (DGE) announced Wednesday in Dakar.

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20-Feb-2019 to 14:16

Senegalese govt allays election day fears

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Abdourahmane Diallo — The Senegalese government has given assurances that 'conditions will be at optimal levels' when the country heads to the polls to elect her next president on Sunday.

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