ELECTIONS | ELECTIONS

08-Feb-2019 to 19:04

Senegal: Jailed ex-mayor backs incumbent’s poll rival

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Edouard Toure — The former mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall is endorsing Idrissa Seck, the flag-bearer of the coalition Idy 2019 for the Senegalese presidential election scheduled for 24 February, 2019.

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08-Feb-2019 to 15:17

Senegal’s ex-leader reiterates poll boycott call

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Abdourahmane Diallo — Senegal’s former President Abdoulaye Wade has reiterated his call for the country’s presidential election to be boycotted by the opposition.

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08-Feb-2019 to 05:37

S/Africa: Ramaphosa sets 8 May as polling day

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South Africa’s 26 million voters will go to the polls for their sixth general elections since the end of apartheid rule on 8 May, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Cape Town.

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07-Feb-2019 to 19:37

Scuffles mar local election in Conakry commune

APA-Conakry (Guinea) By Sadjo Diallo — Tension has marked the Matoto City Council election in the Guinean capital Conakry on Thursday.

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06-Feb-2019 to 08:50

Botswana Chief Justice urges restraint ahead of tense polls

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane has appealed to the Botswana government to demonstrate its long-standing tradition of good governance and the rule of law by conducting free, fair, peaceful and credible elections.

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05-Feb-2019 to 22:01

Yayi Boni heads Ecowas poll observers to Senegal

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Ibrahima Dione — The former President of Benin Republic, Yayi Boni has been appointed to lead the Economic Community of West African States electoral observation mission for the presidential election in Senegal.

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04-Feb-2019 to 20:21

Senegal: Macky Sall boasts of achievements on campaign trail

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Oumar Dembele — President Macky Sall, who will seek reelection when Senegal goes to the polls on 24 February was on the campaign trail in the northwestern town of Kebemer, on Monday afternoon, boasting of his achievements during his first term in office.

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