Days before the upcoming presidential elections taking place in Zambia on Thursday, incumbent leader Edgar Lungu inaugurated a new terminal at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. The sprawling new Chinese-funded and built expansion is a centerpiece to Lungu’s re-election bid, which pits him against veteran Hakainde Hichilema, who is running for a sixth time. With the same two candidates running as in 2016, it's likely to be a close race.
Initial results say Mohamed Bazoum beat opposition candidate Mahamane Ousmane in the run-off vote. He is close to outgoing president Mahamadou Issoufou.
Bobi Wine, a 38-year-old musician, is the frontrunner among the 10 opposition candidates looking to replace Yoweri Museveni, who is seeking a sixth term. The 76-year-old clams Wine is backed by foreign interests.
A former interior minister is tipped to succeed President Mahamadou Issoufou. Niger is attempting its first peaceful transfer of power since gaining independence from France 60 years ago.
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26 Nov 2020
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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.
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.
3 Nov 2020
In the aftermath of the tense presidential election, residents of Cocody, a commune of Abidjan, described polling stations as "broken" and witnessed "clashes". The outcome of the violence, which was numerous in the southern half of the country, is not immediately known, but both the opposition and the government have spoken of "deaths". The opposition had called on the population to boycott the election and to protest against the candidacy of Alassane Ouattara, who is seeking a third term.
31 Oct 2020
Evangelical Christians in Georgia say they will vote for Donald Trump at the presidential election, claiming that being pro-life and opposition to same-sex marriage are big reasons for their choice.
19 Oct 2020
A tense electoral campaign for Ivory Coast’s October 31 presidential election kicked off on Thursday with the incumbent, Alassane Ouattara, seeking a contested third term. Some Ivorians accuse him of undermining the constitution, and the opposition has called for widespread “civil disobedience” to disrupt his controversial plans. In the past 25 years, Ivory Coast has regularly been the scene of post-electoral violence. Often at the cost of multiple human lives.
24 Aug 2020
The US House of Representatives has passed a bill blocking changes to the Postal Service that had sparked concerns ahead of the presidential election. The measure also provides the agency with $25 billion in funds.
18 Aug 2020
Belarus has seen major disruptions in internet service since the disputed presidential election, with rights groups accusing the government of censorship. To get around the restrictions, many are turning to privacy apps.