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March, 2017

  • 8 March

    Netherlands: All eyes on far-right politician Geert Wilders in Dutch election

    Next week’s Dutch election is being widely regarded as a bellwether for populist parties throughout Europe, with the extreme right expected to dramatically increase its presence in parliament. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English …

February, 2012

  • 8 February

    Signs of Hope on Climate Change – in Unexpected Places

    Remember the heady days of 2009? The world – or at least the world’s media – was rocked by such hot topics as the death of Michael Jackson, the spread of swine flu, the Iranian elections and the new Star Trek movie; as if that wasn’t enough, there was also something called climate change that was pushing us into global …

October, 2011

  • 12 October

    Egyptian Finance Minister Resigns Over Protest Deaths

    The Egyptian Finance Minister, Dr Hazem Beblawi, has resigned from the government following the deaths of several Coptic Christians in Cairo, Egypt. Human Rights Watch reported that around 17 Coptic Christian protestors were apparently run over and killed by military vehicles in Cairo on 9th October 2011. It is thought that the dead had been demonstrating against attacks on Churches …

April, 2011

  • 5 April

    Nigeria: Elections Re-Scheduled – INEC Promises “Free and Fair” Poll

    The Independent National Electoral Commission has re-scheduled the Nigerian government elections that were supposed to take place on 2nd – 4th April following consultation with the parties and candidates involved because of “the late arrival of results sheets”. The Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group in Nigeria, Festus Mogae, duly reprimanded INEC for its tardiness: “We have noted the further …

February, 2011

  • 23 February

    Nigeria: 21 Candidates to Contest Presidential Election on 9th April 2011

    21 candidates have been confirmed for the Presidential elections in Nigeria, set for 9th April 2011. The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, also announced that four parties would be represented in every constituency for the General Elections. These are: Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN); All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP); Congress for Progressive Change (CPC); Peoples …

  • 9 February

    Uganda: Dame Billie Miller to Lead Election Observers

    The former Deputy Prime Minister of Barbados, Dame Billie Miller, will lead a team of Commonwealth Election Observers in Uganda when the country goes to the polls on February 18th, 2011. The team will arrive in Uganda on 11th February 2011 and is expected to stay until 24th February 2011. The Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma said: “The Commonwealth has a long …

November, 2010

  • 8 November

    Cote D’Ivoire: Presidential Run-Off Set for 21st November 2010

    The President run-off vote in the Republic of Côte D’Ivoire will see former Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara and  incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo go head-to-head. Former President Henri Konan Bedie was third in the election, seeing him discounted from the final race. However, many of the opposition parties and leaders, including Mr Bedie, have banded togather to support the opposition candidate, …

  • 8 November

    Tanzania: President Kikwete Re-elected, Dr Slaa is Second

    The incumbent President of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, has been re-elected to be President of Tanzania for a final term. The CCM leader, Mr Kikwete, got 5,276,827 votes or 61.17% of the 8.6 million ballots cast. Dr Willibrod Peter Slaa, the Chadema leader, came second with 2.2 million votes or 26.34% of the vote. The CUF’s candidate, Professor Ibrahim Haruna …

  • 2 November

    Kyrgyzstan: Ata Zhurt Narrowly Wins Election

    The Kyrgyzstan Central Election Commission has announced the results of elections in the central Asian country. The parties who have cleared the 5% of the vote needed to enter government are as follows: Ata Zhurt, 8.47% of vote – 28 seats Social Democrats, 7.83% of vote – 26 seats Ar-Namys, 7.57% of vote – 25 seats Respublika, 6.93% of vote …

July, 2010

  • 21 July

    Australian Federal Election Called for 21st August 2010

    The Australian federal election has been called for 21st August 2010 and will see the new Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, seek the approval of Aussie voters for her leadership after the coup against former PM Kevin Rudd earlier this year. Major issues will include promises over future mining taxes, the management of refugees and boat people, internet censorship and the …