Elections

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 06:33
Democratic Republic of Congo should promptly set a date for a presidential election in 2016, a senior U.S. envoy said on Monday, increasing international pressure on President Joseph Kabila to step down at the polls next year.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 06:25
A female suicide bomber has blown up herself in northern Nigeria's Gombe city, minutes after President Goodluck Jonathan left a campaign rally there.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 06:09
This is the first time an opposition party with a diverse national support base has taken on an incumbent party: it is the end of a long period of elite pacts in national politics.
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:14
For the United States, Nigeria is an increasingly important strategic partner. Nigeria has a critical role to play in the security and prosperity of this continent and beyond. The U.S. is committed to helping the electoral process succeed.
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 06:54
Against a backdrop of militant Islamist attacks, Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria’s president and his leading opponent in upcoming elections to accept the results of next month’s vote and encourage their supporters to eschew postelection violence.
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 05:13
The Democratic Republic of Congo senate has amended a controversial census bill following four days of violent nationwide protests.The new version, to be approved by the lower house, removes the requirement to hold a census before the next election.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 07:09
With less than a month to go before its national elections, Nigeria is awash with serious problems which are not likely to go away soon.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 07:13
Mounting violence in Burundi is adding to concern over an already volatile political climate. The government and the opposition are trading accusations, while rights groups warn that basic freedoms are being restricted.
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:18
Tunisia's largest political party chose a veteran from the country's former dictatorship as its candidate for prime minister Monday and he began work immediately on forming a coalition government.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 05:24
Uzbekistan's parliamentary elections on December 21 will offer voters a choice, but no hope for change. Only four staunchly pro-regime parties – the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, as well as the National Revival and the Justice parties – can field candidates for the elections to fill the 150-seat lower house, or the Legislative Chamber.

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