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Zambia: the opposition deplores the cut-off of the internet and demands its restoration


Zambia’s main opposition presidential candidate has denounced the cut-off of the internet during Thursday’s tightly contested elections and called on for its restoration. “We call on Zicta [the communications authority] to immediately unblock the internet so citizens can follow the electoral process and continue with their lives unhindered,” Hakainde Hichilema …

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Chad: Saleh Kebzabo will no longer hold the presidential elections

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Denouncing an “obvious militarization of the political climate” following the violent clashes at the home of candidate Yaya Dillo, opponent Saleh Kebzabo withdrew from the presidential race on April 11. While the latter still claims the Chadian government for its campaign costs during the previous election, he doubts the transparency …

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Mohamed Bazoum declared winner of the presidential election in Niger


The National electoral commission (CENI) in Niger says the ruling party’s candidate Mohamed Bazoum has won the presidential election with more than 55% of the vote. His opponent, former president Mahamane Ousmane, alleged fraud as his supporters burned tyres in the streets. This is Niger’s first transition from one democratically …

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Opposition candidates call for protests in Somalia

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Somalia’s opposition presidential candidates have called for protests on Friday over what they call “illegal stay in power by the president”. Former President Sheikh Shariff Sheikh Ahmed said, while making the announcement on behalf of other candidates, that the government had failed to organise both parliamentary and presidential elections. President …

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Congo Brazaville long-time ruler Denis Sassou Nguesso runs for fourth term

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Eight canditates are running for the presidential elections in Congo Brazaville and their names have been submitted to the constitutional court for validation ahead of the 21 March election. President Denis Sassou Nguesso will face seven challengers including the former finance minister, Mathias Dzon, and Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas, the son …

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