Senegal legislative elections: Ruling coalition, opposition both claim victory
03 August 2022 | 5:00 am
Both Senegal's opposition and ruling coalition claim victory in Sunday's legislative elections. The vote is an important test for President Macky Sall. Meanwhile, ahead of presidential polls next week in Kenya, the electoral commission says lessons have been learned from the troubled 2017 election. Finally, a project in Benin lays bare the mysteries of voodoo culture.
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Kevin Aubert founded Senegal's last photo studio of its kind two years ago. In its darkrooms he hopes to rekindle his country's love for film photography and the analog process.
The opposition in Kenya has again called for protests over the rising cost of living and tax hikes. But the government has publicly warned that it clamp down on protesters who cause any harm during rallies.
Hun Sen, after almost 40 years in power, is set to win a landslide victory after banning opposition and stifling dissent.
Over two dozen opposition parties have set aside their differences and united to form an alliance to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party in parliamentary elections next year.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday Africa 'must take a stand' on the Russia Ukraine war. He was speaking as African leaders prepared to head to St Petersburg to attend the Russia-Africa summit on July 27-29, as Moscow and the West compete for influence in Africa.
Senegal's opposition leader Ousmane Sonko has been mired in a flurry of legal woes, which he says are a bid to keep him out of politics.
Protesters called on Prime Minister Hasina to step down and form a caretaker government to lead the country during next year's elections. Several Western countries have condemned Hasina's government over rights abuses.
Internal power struggles, lack of trust and cohesive unity have contributed to fragmentation of opposition outfits in some African nations. These challenges— according to political analysts— have made it difficult for most opposition parties to effectively promote democracy.
Senegal blocks TikTok in widening clampdown on dissent
The amendments could see President Touadera seek a third term. The referendum was boycotted by civil rights groups and the main opposition, who decried the lack of an updated electoral register.
Youth plaintiffs have won a rare victory against a US state government for promoting climate-killing fossil fuels. A tsunami of climate-related lawsuits are set to follow.
Ukraine celebrates a second Independence Day with parts of the country occupied by Russian forces. However, Ukrainians are united and victory is "close," presidential chief of staff Andriy Yermak told DW.
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