South Africa’s ANC moves toward victory
11 May 2019 | 7:32 am
The ruling ANC has won the election with most of the votes counted, despite a steep dip in turnout. Corruption scandals and political infighting have seen support for the late Nelson Mandela's party wane.
19 Nov 2021
FBI agents managed to foil a number of plots to influence the election results, which involved hacking a media company and abusing social media. The hackers allegedly took details from 100,000 voters.
3 Dec 2021
Gambian voters will cast their votes on December 4 in a hotly contested presidential election. Observers view the polls as a crucial litmus test of Gambia's democracy.
6 Dec 2021
Gambian President Adama Barrow has comfortably won re-election, the electoral commission said on Sunday, though he may face a legal challenge from opposition candidates who rejected the results because of unspecified irregularities. Barrow received around 53% of Saturday's vote, far outstripping his nearest rival, political veteran Ousainou Darboe, who won about 28 percent.
11 Dec 2021
A whistleblower issues a "damning account" of the UK's withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying tens of thousands of Afghans were left behind to die. Meanwhile, there's disappointment in the US after the Justice Department closes an investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till. Plus: Angela Merkel marks her last day in office, Berlin techno DJs apply for World Heritage status and the French city of Rouen votes on replacing a Napoléon statue with one of a woman.
16 Dec 2021
Lawmakers in the United States have voted to raise the government's borrowing limit by $2.5 trillion, narrowly avoiding a catastrophic default. The Senate passed the measure 50-49. The new debt ceiling will give the US government enough space to borrow until 2023, after the midterm elections. Focus in Washington will now return to whether President Joe Biden can get his $1.75 trillion social spending plan, "Build Back Better", passed by the end of the year.
21 Dec 2021
Nearly five million eligible voters in Hong Kong will elect just 20 of the city's 90 lawmakers; the others will be appointed by committees close to Beijing. The elections to the Legislative Council come after Beijing forced through changes to the city's electoral laws.
23 Dec 2021
West African bloc ECOWAS said they hoped to have an election plan from Mali by the end of this year, after a meeting with the interim leaders. Mali's authorities had previously said elections could be delayed.
26 Dec 2021
A small-town mayor is set to take on Prime Minister Viktor Orban in 2022 parliamentary elections, after winning an opposition primary. Peter Marki-Zay will represent a broad spectrum of parties who have joined forces to oust Orban and his ruling Fidesz party.
22 Dec 2021
A parliamentary committee has said holding the vote would be "impossible." The country's election board has now suggested January 24 as an alternative.
26 Dec 2021
Volatile Libya was scheduled to hold democratic elections, meant to finally pave the way to stability and peace. But, with the vote now postponed, young Libyans are growing increasingly frustrated with the country's political elite.
28 Dec 2021
Iraq's top court has ratified the results of its October election, rejecting a case brought by an ex-paramilitary alliance.
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The G7 summit is set to kick off in Germany, with Western leaders facing up to a daunting set of crises — Russia's war in Ukraine and climate change top the list. As DW's Richard Walker reports, these issues are nothing new for the group of leading economic powers.
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The alliance is expected to announce increased troop numbers in at its eastern borders, as well as more aid for Ukraine. Leaders from Asia and Oceania were also invited to address concerns about rising Chinese influence.
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Germany has agreed to return trove of looted African colonial artifacts, including over 1,000 Benin Bronzes that will be repatriated to Nigeria.
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The site, co-founded by Nobel laureate Maria Ressa, was known for covering outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs. The move comes a day before Duterte is due to leave office.
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The Group of Seven summit has ended with only modest solutions to the global energy and food crises. The struggles of poorer nations were sidelined by Russia's disastrous war in Ukraine.
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