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Nigeria’s 2019 Elections – What You Need To Know

As Africa’s most populous nation and leading producer of oil gears up for their elections on February 16, observers would be keen to see if Nigerians would retain President Buhari for his second and final term or return to the party which ruled the country for 16 years until Buhari’s presidency. The president is elected using a simple majority of …

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North America Sierra Leone group NOSLINA calls for free and fair elections

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The National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America (NOSLINA), a non-political, nonpartisan body formed by Sierra Leoneans has appealed for a free and fair elections in the upcoming 2018 elections in Sierra Leone. NOSLINA made the call in their March 1, 2018 press release in Washington as part of their committment to promoting democratic principles and to ensuring the …

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Rocky Dawuni Calls For Stronger Ghana In 2016 General Elections

Rocky Dawuni has made a passionate appeal to the people of Ghana to bear in mind the country’s “need for strong and transformative leadership” as they head to the polls in the December 7, 2016, general elections. The GRAMMY-nominated Afro Roots musician and activist, echoed this appeal when TheAfricanDream.net called him up to find out what he had to say …

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Ghana 2016 Presidential Election Scheduled For December 7

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Accra (AFP) – Ghana’s presidential election will now be held on December 7, after parliament voted against an amendment to push the vote forward by one month, the electoral commission said on Friday. Election date amendment rejected Lawmakers late on Thursday rejected a bill seeking to change the date for the polls from December 7 to the first Monday of …

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Voter List Clean Up Called For Before 2016 Ghana Elections

Voter list “clean up” demanded in petition of a political pressure group to the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana prior to the nation’s November 7 presidential, parliamentary and local elections. The group — Let My Vote Count Alliance — also teamed up Wednesday with other civil society and opposition groups to protest in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi. David Asante, …

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16 African countries hold national elections in 2016

This year is set to be a busy one for politics in Africa, with 16 countries preparing to hold national elections. What’s at stake for some of the countries? More than a dozen African countries are expected to hold presidential elections in 2016. Some are being watched closely in the lead up to their respective polls. 15 million Ugandans are …

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FIFA sets presidential election for February 2016 and supports reform

Chaired by FIFA President Blatter, the Executive Committee today pushed for a range of important reforms to be submitted for decision to the upcoming extraordinary Congress, underlining FIFA’s commitment to better governance and greater accountability. They also decided that this Congress will take place in Zurich on 26 February 2016, when a new FIFA President will be elected. The reform …

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George Weah and other top sports stars who became politicians

George Weah

Football legend George Weah has fulfilled what has been known to be an ambition of his since calling time on his football career by winning the 2017 Liberian presidential elections. Many a sports star have found themselves in a tough position of struggling with the next move after what is a relatively short career at the top has come to …

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Trump Presidency: Africa And Her Leaders Expectation After 100 Days

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Trump Presidency: Africa and indeed the rest of the world followed, with very keen interest, the 2016 USA Presidential elections. While the polls and political pundits gave Hillary Clinton, the democratic candidate a lead over Donald Trump and a fair chance of winning the elections, his unusual campaign style and utterances seemed to suggest that the Republican candidate was setting …

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Young Continent, Old Leaders: The Aging Face of African Governance

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All 10 of the world’s nations with the youngest populations are in Africa, according to United Nations statistics, giving the continent a median age of just under 20 years-or, roughly half the estimated median age of the United States, (37.9 years according to CIA estimates). Yet, by latest count, at least eight African leaders have served in office for two …

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