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Burundi: Ruling Party Candidate Named Winner in Presidential Vote

Burundi’s election commission declared ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye the winner of the country’s presidential election.

The retired general won just under 69% of the vote, according to results released Monday.  Opposition party leader Agathon Rwasa received about 24%, with …

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Ruling Party Candidate Wins Burundi Presidential Election

Ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye has won Burundi’s presidential election by a landslide, preliminary results show, while the main opposition party cries fraud.

The independent election commission (CENI) announced partial results Monday, giving Ndayishimiye 69% of the vote and his …

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Malawi Electoral Commission Chairperson Resigns

The chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Jane Ansah, has resigned just a month before the country conducts fresh elections. Her decision comes after months of protests organized by rights campaigners who accused her of mismanaging last year’s elections.…

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Burundi Counting Votes in Presidential Election; Opposition Alleges Fraud

Burundi’s opposition leader Agathon Rwasa is claiming an early victory in the country’s first presidential election in five years.

Longtime president Pierre Nkurunziza decided not to run again, giving voters a choice between his hand-picked would-be successor – Secretary-General Evariste …

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Malawi Politicians Ignore COVID-19 Measures for Elections

Health experts in Malawi are concerned the ongoing presidential campaigns could help to spread the coronavirus.  Political parties are holding mass rallies where few people are wearing face masks or observing social distancing, and one candidate told his supporters to …

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UN-Backed Forces in Libya Seize Major Airbase

Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognized government have seized a major airbase south of Tripoli from rival forces who have been trying to take over Libya for more than a year.

A top military commander says the Tripoli-based Government of …

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Burundi Opposition Leader Says Party Members Attacked in Run-up to Elections

Burundi’s main opposition leader and presidential candidate Agathon Rwasa says supporters of his CNL party are being arrested, attacked and in some cases killed ahead of the country’s May 20 elections.

“We are experiencing some behaviors which are meant to …

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West African Bloc Recognizes Guinea-Bissau’s Disputed President

West African nations on Thursday recognized Umaro Sissoco Embalo as president of Guinea-Bissau, after four months of dispute over whether his election was fraudulent.

Embalo won a run-off presidential vote in the chronically unstable country in December, according to the …

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