Namibia election: Geingob wins 56.3% of vote in presidential election
02 December 2019 | 3:53 pm
Incumbent Hage Geingob has won another term in the presidential election but lost a two-thirds majority for the first time. The opposition is crying foul.
26 May 2020
Burundi's ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye has been declared winner of the presidential election with 68.72 percent of the vote. His main rival says he will appeal the result. Also, it's back to school for children in Ivory Coast, but many are worried that the reopening of schools will increase the spread of the coronavirus. Finally, citizens stranded in France have been able to return to Burkina Faso. The country is taking advantage of repatriation flights organised by the French government.
23 Jun 2020
We look at the upcoming presidential election in Malawi. The re-run will take place on June 23 after the results of the previous election were cancelled. We speak to the president of the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Lazarus Chakwera. Also, South African restaurants prepare to re-open after a strict lockdown. We show you how the celebrated Wolfgat restaurant has been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. And Moroccan authorities say 2020 could be the worst year for the economy in the last two decades. That's due to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing drought.
24 Jun 2020
On this day, June 24, 1993, military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, nullified the freest, fairest, and most peaceful election in Nigeria's history - the June 12 presidential election won by Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.
3 Aug 2020
The court weighed thousands of complaints of voting irregularities and media favoritism — but decided to strike most down. The validation confirms conservative President Andrzej Duda's narrow victory in the delayed vote.
12 Aug 2020
Protests have erupted in several cities in Belarus after a presidential vote that the opposition says was rigged. An exit poll showed long-time ruler Alexander Lukashenko was on path to claim a sixth consecutive term.
14 Sep 2020
Incumbent Alpha Conde is set to run for a third term in Guinea despite the legal questions arising from the move. The opposition does not seem to know how to deal with the controversy.
3 Nov 2020
Americans are voting in one of the most acrimonious presidential elections in their country’s history. Who will occupy the White House after all the votes have been counted? Will it be the incumbent Donald Trump or his Democratic challenger Joe Biden?
4 Nov 2020
US President Donald Trump said he suspected foul play in the presidential election and threatened to take matters to the US Supreme court, while delivering remarks at the White House in Washington DC in the early hours of Wednesday.
5 Nov 2020
Meghan Markle is using her voice in one of the most important ways and it’s confirmed that she is the first modern royal to vote in the U.S. Presidential election.
6 Nov 2020
Stock markets across Europe and Asia saw gains in trading this Thursday as Joe Biden won key states in the US presidential election. As vote-counting continues, investors are increasingly betting that Biden will secure the presidency, but see the Democrats failing to secure a majority in the Senate. FRANCE 24's Business Editor Stephen Carroll looks at the latest market reactions, and how some key industries could be affected by a Biden win.
7 Dec 2020
The outgoing president insisted at a rally in Georgia the election was stolen from him, despite there being no evidence of any wrongdoing. Trump has lost multiple lawsuits in his efforts to overturn last month's ballot.
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Sudan says troops from neighboring Ethiopia executed seven Sudanese soldiers and one of its civilians, putting the bodies on public show. Relations between the two neighbors have soured over a border dispute.
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Ahead of the annual NATO Summit in Madrid this week, the alliance's chief announced plans to increase the number of its high-readiness forces and bolster its eastern flank.
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Authorities in South Africa are seeking clues after 21 teenagers died in a packed bar. Also, the G7 is to mobilise $600 billion of investment in global infrastructure projects in the next five years, including in Africa, in a bid to counter China's initiatives. Finally, we speak to DJ and curator Mo Laudi about the "Globalisto" exhibition by African artists in the French city of Saint-Etienne.
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A German court has sentenced a 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to five years in prison. The pensioner is the oldest person so far to be charged with being complicit with the war crimes of the Holocaust.