ELECTIONS | ELECTIONS

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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28-Jan-2019 to 16:01

EU deploys 100 observers to poll-bound Senegal

APA - Dakar (Senegal) By Oumar Dembélé — The European Union Monitoring Mission (EOM) on the Senegalese presidential election scheduled for 24 February, has begun its work with “one hundred” observers deployed countrywide, the head of mission, Elena Valenciano of Spain told a press conference in Dakar on Monday.

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26-Jan-2019 to 10:46

S/African president urges citizens to “own your future, register to vote”

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has encouraged new voters to come out in large numbers this weekend and register at the various voting stations nationwide to enable them cast their first ever votes in May’s national elections.

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22-Jan-2019 to 23:49

DRC: EU recognises Tshisekedi’s election

APA-Kinshasa (DRC) By Mathias Odiekila — The European Union has announced it would recognise the election of Felix Tshisekedi as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the wake of last month's presidential polls.

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14-Jan-2019 to 17:12

Senegal and EU sign poll observation accord

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Ibrahima Dione — Senegal and the European Union have signed an agreement in Dakar that will allow for the bloc to send observers in next month’s presidential election.

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14-Jan-2019 to 13:25

Constitutional Council issues provisional list of candidates for presidential el...

APA-Dakar (Senegal) by Oumar Dembélé — With the presidential election in Senegal set for February 24, and just six weeks away, the Constitutional Council in Dakar on Monday issued a provisional list of five candidates deemed qualified to participate in the scheduled poll.

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14-Jan-2019 to 11:13

Botswana: Lowest levels of registration undermine elections

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has revealed that it is far from reaching its target of 1 273 880 registration of eligible voters, as the Southern African nation heads to a poll in October this year.

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