DRC: 3 killed in protests against election chief nomination

A police officer has been lynched and at least two protesters killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during demonstrations against the nomination of the chief of Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI). Supporters of the political alliance led by President Felix Tshisekedi are angry about the selection of Ronsard Malonda who is accused of … Read more DRC: 3 killed in protests against election chief nomination

Burundi Ruling Party Candidate Wins Vote Rejected by Rival

Burundian ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye won the nation’s presidential election, which was marred by violence and health concerns because of the coronavirus outbreak. The outcome was immediately rejected by the opposition. Ndayishimiye won with 68.7% of the ballots cast on May 20, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission. His main rival, Agathon Rwasa, … Read more Burundi Ruling Party Candidate Wins Vote Rejected by Rival

15-Year Rule of Burundi’s ‘Paramount Leader’ Ends with Election

Burundi ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye won last week’s presidential election, which was marred by violence and health concerns because of the coronavirus outbreak. Ndayishimiye won with 68.7% of the ballots cast on May 20, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission. His main rival, Agathon Rwasa, got 24.2%, the commission announced on Monday. Burundi’s … Read more 15-Year Rule of Burundi’s ‘Paramount Leader’ Ends with Election

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

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