Tensions high as opposition boycotts parliamentary elections in Togo

Tensions are in Togo as voters cast their ballots in parliamentary elections. The voting follows ten days of protests calling for and end to the 51-yer Gnassingbe dynasty in that West African country. The 14-party opposition coalition in Togo is boycotting today’s parliamentary election, citing irregularities in its preparation. The coalition’s calling on voters in […]

Both sides claim victory in Madagascar Presidential run-off

Both candidates in Madagascar’s presidential election have claimed victory in the fierce battle for power in the Indian Ocean island state. Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana — who have each held the top job in the world’s seventh poorest country before — declared themselves winners in the run-off which analysts warned was likely to draw […]

Both candidates give reasons for possibly disputing the outcome of Madagascar’s Presidential run-off

Counting is underway after yesterday’s run-off Presidential election in Madagascar. The final result of the contest between twice-elected former President Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina, who unseated him in a 2009 coup, is not expected before Christmas. SADC’s current chair, Namibian President Heine Geingob has tweeted his encouragement that both candidates in the Madagascar Presidential […]

DRC Presidential election delayed for a week

Presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been delayed for a week. The country’s electoral commission says a fire in its warehouse last week has made it impossible to hold the poll on Sunday as scheduled. The country’s 46 million voters will now cast their ballots on December 30. The delay in the […]

DRC electoral commission says it cannot organise Sunday’s poll on time

Presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo look like being delayed for at least a few days. This follows an admission to the candidates by the electoral commission that they would be unable to organize the elections as scheduled on Sunday. It’s for the government of President Joseph Kabila to announce any delay in […]