POLITICS

Kenya Elections: opposition calls for Raila Odinga to be "declared winner"

While the chairman of the Kenyan Independent Electoral Commission announced on Thursday (August 10th) that the final results of the Tuesday elections will not be known until Friday afternoon, the opposition demands that Raila Odinga be declared the winner. Yesterday, clashes erupted and caused at least four deaths in the country.

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Kenyan election official says hacking attempt failed

The database of Kenya's election commission was unsuccessfully targeted by a hacking attempt, a top official said Thursday, disputing allegations by opposition leader Raila Odinga that hackers were able to infiltrate the computer system and manipulate results against him following Tuesday's vote.

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South Africa’s Opposition DA Now wants parliament to be dissolved

Despite suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of ANC MPs last Tuesday, South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) seems not to be giving up.

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Kenya police, protesters clash after poll fraud claim

Police in Kenya have fired tear gas and shot at a group of chanting supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga after the presidential candidate claimed "massive" fraud in Tuesday's elections.

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Kenya election: Raila Odinga rejects 'fake' results

Kenya's opposition has angrily described early results from the country's presidential election as "fake".

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Zuma wins No-Confidence Vote

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday defeated a vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma by a group of the country’s opposition parties led by the Democratic Alliance.

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Kenyans choose next president in fiercely contested vote

Kenyans are voting in large numbers in an election that pits President Uhuru Kenyatta against challenger Raila Odinga in this East African economic hub known for its relative, long-term stability as well as the ethnic allegiances that shadow its democracy.

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Polls open in Rwanda’s presidential election

Rwandans began voting Friday in a presidential election widely expected to return strongman Paul Kagame to office for a third term at the helm of the small East African country.

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'It's safer at home', say Kenyans as pre-vote exodus starts

Passengers jostled with ticket touts and hawkers at Kenya's main bus stations on Thursday as thousands started leaving cities before next week's vote, some because they are registered in rural wards, others because they are scared of violence.

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Kenya Elections: Opposition Raila Odinga ahead of President Uhuru Kenyatta in new poll

Kenya's opposition Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga has dramatically gained support over Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta in the latest survey by pollster Infotrak.

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FULL TEXT: Declaration of SACP 14th National Congress

The full text of the declaration by the 14th National Congress of the South African Communist Party

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Dr. Blade Nzimande re-elected as the SACP General Secretary

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has at its ongoing 14th National Congress in Boksburg, outside Johannesburg, re-elected Dr. Blade Nzimande as its General Secretary.

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Three presidential candidates barred from standing against Rwanda's incumbent Kagame

Rwanda’s electoral commission has barred three candidates from running in next month’s presidential election, while allowing two opposition figures to stand against incumbent President Paul Kagame.

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ANC National Policy Conference: Closing Remarks by President Jacob Zuma

The ANC 5th National Policy Conference that has been holding at the Nasrec Centre in Johannesburg has today (July 5) drawn to a close. The following is the closing remarks by President Jacob Zuma.

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Rwanda's ruling party picks Kagame as August candidate

Rwanda's ruling party on Saturday chose longtime President Paul Kagame as its candidate for the August election, where he is expected to face a handful of challengers who either represent small parties or are independent.

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ANCYL endorses Dlamini-Zuma to lead ANC

The ANC Youth League has announced its support for former African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as party president.

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May faces uncertain future as right-wing press turns on bruised PM

After an election letdown that has severely dented her parliamentary clout, British Prime Minister Theresa May was facing reports of deep disquiet in her Conservative party Saturday.

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Theresa May clings to power despite losing overall parliamentary majority in British Election

Theresa May’s gamble to boost her mandate for the country’s Brexit negotiations with the European Unon (EU) turned into a disaster for her and the ruling Conservative Party after Thursday’s election ended in a hung parliament.

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Britain goes to the polls today, race tighter than expected

Britons go to the polls on Thursday in the shadow of terrorism, in an election Prime Minister Theresa May once expected to win easily but has proved increasingly hard to predict.

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Former AU leader Dlamini-Zuma hits out at ANC factionalists

Former African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma had strong words against ANC members who promoted factionalism saying it was destroying the organisation.

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