Congo heading to polls as Nguesso seeks to extend 36-year reign

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Congo heading to polls as Nguesso seeks to extend 36-year reign” – below is their description. Voters in the Republic of Congo will head to the polls on Sunday to elect a president in a vote boycotted by the country’s leading opposition party. The Catholic Church has … Read more Congo heading to polls as Nguesso seeks to extend 36-year reign

Ugandan Leader Museveni Clinches Sixth Straight Election Win

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Ugandan Leader Museveni Clinches Sixth Straight Election Win” – below is their description. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni coasted to victory in elections that were marred by a clampdown on opposition campaigning, extending his 35-year rule. Museveni won 58.6% of votes cast on Jan. 14, according to results … Read more Ugandan Leader Museveni Clinches Sixth Straight Election Win

Uganda’s President Museveni to be unseated after 35 years in power? | DW News

DW News published this video item, entitled “Uganda’s President Museveni to be unseated after 35 years in power? | DW News” – below is their description. A 38-year-old musician-turned-politician is looking to unseat Uganda’s longtime-president, Yoweri Museveni, as the country headed to the polls on Thursday. The Associated Press reported that there were long lines … Read more Uganda’s President Museveni to be unseated after 35 years in power? | DW News

International election observers arrive in the US ahead of presidential vote

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “International election observers arrive in the US ahead of presidential vote” – below is their description. International observers have arrived in the US ahead of the November 3 presidential vote, to observe what could become a complex and lengthy election. The team from the Organization for … Read more International election observers arrive in the US ahead of presidential vote

Tensions high in Guinea: Opposition leader claims victory in presidential election | DW News

DW News published this video item, entitled “Tensions high in Guinea: Opposition leader claims victory in presidential election | DW News” – below is their description. Tensions are high in Guinea following Sunday’s general election. Official results are not out yet but the opposition candidate has declared himself the winner. For day’s Cellou Dalein Diallos … Read more Tensions high in Guinea: Opposition leader claims victory in presidential election | DW News

Belarus leader accuses opposition of staging coup – BBC News

President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has accused the opposition of trying to stage a coup, amid widespread anger over a disputed election. Speaking as opposition leaders formed a council to organise a transfer of power, he said: “We definitely consider this as an attempt to seize power.” The opposition contests the official results of the … Read more Belarus leader accuses opposition of staging coup – BBC News

Swedish to Observe Ugandan Election February 18th 2011

The Swedish Government will send five election observers to Uganda to monitor the presidential and parliamentary elections on 18th February 2011. Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson said: “For the second time, the Ugandan people now have several political parties and presidential candidates to chose between. The task of our election observers is … Read more Swedish to Observe Ugandan Election February 18th 2011

Solomon Islands Election Conducted Satisfactorily – Commonwealth

An Observer Group from the Commonwealth, which observed the Solomon Islands National Parliamentary Elections of 4 August 2010, has produced its final report detailing the generally sound orchestration of the nation’s elections, but raising a few key issues on which the country needs to improve upon. The Group noted that in 2010, 75.2% of the … Read more Solomon Islands Election Conducted Satisfactorily – Commonwealth