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Nigeria: Group Sensitizes Communities On Engaging Elected Officials On Development

By Longtong Ibrahim Residents of Fagaci Tsohuwa and Fagaci Sabuwa communities in Soba local government area of Kaduna State in northeast Nigeria have cried of total neglect by past and present government in the country. “Even those we elected cannot come down to our communities for visit because the roads are bad. Majority of us […]

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Former Prime Minister, a U.S Citizen, Elected Somali’s New President

Former Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, who holds duals Somali-U.S citizenship, was on Wednesday declared Somali elected President and immediately sworn in. He vowed to crack down on corruption and Al-Shabaab militants. The 55-year-old former premier, whose hails from the Darod clan and who goes by the nickname “Farmajo”, won after incumbent president Hassan […]

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New AU Commission Chairperson Promises Development As He Takes Over From Dlamini-Zuma

The new African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has pledged to placed development and security at the top of his agenda. Mahamat who is Chadian Foreign Minister was elected on Monday in Addis Ababa, replacing outgoing South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. He won the election by beating his closest rival, Kenyan Foreign Minister, Amina […]

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I’ll Handover a Peaceful Ghana To Akufo-Addo – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has given the assurance that he will hand over a peaceful and stable Ghana to his successor; Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, come January 7, 2017. Ghana’s Citi-Fm reported that, Mahama said; “I inherited a peaceful and stable country from my predecessor, the late President John Evans Atta Mills and will also […]

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The Gambia’s President-elect To Declare Himself President On January 18th

The Gambia’s president-elect, Adama Barrow, has said he will declare himself president on January 18th despite incumbent Yahya Jammeh’s rejection of the election result. BBC reported that, Barrow said his team was preparing for his inauguration and he has also urged Mr. Jammeh to respect the will of the electorate. The election commission declared Mr. […]

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Ghana Elections: Penplusbytes Calls For Effective Use Of Social Media

Penplusbytes (a non-profit organization) has called on Ghanaians to make good use of the social media on Ghana’s Election Day (December 7th) by reporting election related incidents on the social media platforms, which would go a long way to make the elections transparent, free and fair. A statement by Penplusbytes’ Program Manager, new media innovations, Precious […]

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Nigeria:Police Deploys Additional 26,000 Officers For Ondo Elections

The Inspector General (IGP) of Nigeria Police Force, Ibrahim K. Idris has directed that a robust and elaborate security arrangement be implemented in Ondo State to ensure peaceful, credible, free and fair elections scheduled to hold on 26th November, 2016. Spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Don Awunah, noted  in a statement that, to ensure […]

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Election Victory: Trump Promises To Be ‘President For All Americans’

The newly elected president of US Donald Trump has promised to be a president for all after he won the US presidential election that surprises many around the world. Trump made the pledge in his New York victory speech on Wednesday morning, noting that he was “reaching out” to the people who had not supported […]

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