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27 Aug
Voter defiance and the emergence of a strong challenger are increasing the pressure on Angolan President Joao Lourenco, writes Marcio Pessoa.
2 Aug
President Macky Sall's ruling coalition has tentatively claimed victory as the opposition fears he will use a parliamentary majority to run for a third term, beyond the current term limit.
11 Jul
The ruling coalition secured a majority in the upper house, three days after former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot and killed during an election campaign event.
4 May
An abducted Cameroonian ruling party senator appears in a video announcing her resignation and calling for anglophone independence. Regina Mundi may have been forced to read this statement by English-speaking separatist militia. Meanwhile, in Congo-Brazzaville, there are calls for the government to do more to identify and support those suffering from mental illness. And as Muslims across Africa prepare to celebrate Eid, preparations have been tainted by soaring prices.
27 Aug 2021
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is facing competition within his party as he struggles with crumbling approval rates ahead of a general election.
14 Mar 2021
The election pitted two formally allied parties against each other. The dueling claims of victory came as early provisional results were released. Turnout was low due to recent violence.
10 Jul 2020
Ivory Coast mourns the premier who had been due to run in upcoming presidential elections. Amadou Gon Coulibaly's shock death on Wednesday has left the ruling party willing to consider incumbent President Alassane Ouattara running again as its candidate. Also, several people are killed in DR Congo as clashes break out between police and protesters objecting to the new chief of the country's electoral commission. And in Kenya, school closures due to the coronavirus have left the most vulnerable even more so. Authorities are worried about a surge in post-lockdown teenage pregnancies.
16 Jun 2019
Turkey's ruling party has been accused of using Istanbul city funds to benefit business contacts and the president's family. Now an opposition candidate for mayor is vowing to put an end to the nepotism ― if he can win.

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