03-Feb-2019 to 10:39

S/Africa: Malema’s EFF launches election manifesto

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s third opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has launched its 2019 elections manifesto, pledging free education and land to youth and women if elected into office.

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02-Feb-2019 to 10:27

Ghana’s EC downplays bye-election violence

APA-Accra (Ghana) — Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson, Ms Jean Mensah has described suggestions linking violence to the successful conduct of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election last Thursday as frivolous.

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01-Feb-2019 to 17:53

UNOWAS' Chambas in pre-election mission to Nigeria

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The Special Representative of the Secretary – General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, concluded on Thursday 31 January a two-week pre-electoral mission to Nigeria.

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31-Jan-2019 to 16:14

Jakaya Kikwete heads C'wealth election observers in Nigeria

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Tanzania's former, Jakaya Kikwete, will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group for the general elections in Nigeria, scheduled for 16 February

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31-Jan-2019 to 14:29

Senegal: SAES against blocking press vest distribution

APA-Dakar (Senegal) by Ibrahima Dione — The Autonomous Union of Higher Education (SAES), in a statement issued Thursday, denounced “with the utmost energy” the cancellation of the ceremony for the distribution of press vests for use by media professionals accredited to cover the presidential election, whose official campaign period begins on February 3.

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30-Jan-2019 to 06:16

Over 700,000 new voters register for S/Africa’s May poll

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has registered 700,000 new voters to be added to the national voters’ roll ahead of this year’s national and provincial elections, the country’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has said.

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29-Jan-2019 to 13:41

Mauritania: Defence Minister to run for President

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) by Mohamed Moctar — The Minister of Defence in Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Cheikh Mohamed Ahmed Ould El Ghazouani, is the ruling majority’s candidate for the 2019 presidential election, government spokesman Sidi Mohamed Ould Maham announced Tuesday on Twitter.

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