Tag: politics in Africa

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The list of candidates for the succession of the former Burkinabe president, Blaise Compaoré, is getting long. The latest and the most surprising candidate is the artist Zêdess. Of his real name Seydou Zongo, Zêdess is listed among the famous reggae artists of Burkina Faso. Former member of the Band of the University of Ouagadougou, he start ...
The president of the Republic of Benin, Thomas Yayi Boni, is committed to leave the power by the front door. He has one more time renewed his intention not to take part in the next presidential election in his country. Yayi Boni, in power since 2006, intends to respect the constitution that limits the number of Presidential term to two in Benin ...
An opinion poll published on 25th May by the consortium of polling organizations Afrobarometer, has revealed that 73 % of Africans are favorable to Presidential term limits to two. This figure is the result of the compilation of a series of polls that has taken place in about thirty countries of the continent since 2011. The highest rates of ...
The international conference on the Great Lakes region (CIRGL) announces a possible relocation of the executive secretarial department of the institution for safety reasons. "During the summit of Luanda, the heads of State and of government of the CIRGL have decided the temporary relocation of the executive Secretarial department of the Conf ...
Just the once will not hurt. As almost the populations of the African countries work at the presidential term limits, thousands of Rwandans assaulted the parliament last Tuesday asking the members of parliament to let Paul Kagame run for a third term. According to the Chinese national TV channel, CCTV Africa that relayed the news, the demons ...
Investgations on the circumstances concerning the death of the former Burkinabe president Thomas Sankara are in progress since the fall of Compaoré’s regime by the street uprising. After the arrival of the widow Mariam Sankara in Burkina Faso, then heard by the national jurisdictions, the exhumation corpses of Thomas Sankara and his 12 close fr ...
The 47th ECOWAS heads of State Summit held in Accra, Ghana came to an end last Tuesday. The chair of the community institution is henceforth in the hands of the Senegalese head of State, Macky Sall. The chair was previously managed by the Ghanaian head of State, John Dramani Mahama. The latter at the end of his term recommended his peers to ...
The 47th summit of the heads of State and government of the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) held on Tuesday in Accra (Ghana) was an unsuccessful meeting to limit the presidential terms to two in this region. According to BBC Africa, Togo and Gambia rejected the proposal of the Presidential term limits. The text drafted on ...
It was a jubilant crowd that came to Ouagadougou airport to welcome on Thursday, 14th May, Mariam Sankara, the widow of the former president, Thomas Sankara, who has lived in exile Montpellier, France since the murder of her husband in 1987. The return of the former first lady of Burkina Faso is within the framework of the investigation conc ...
The Ivorian government Coast appointed Pr. Mariatou Koné as Managing Director of the Social Cohesion National Program (PNCS) and executive secretary of the national Commission for reconciliation and compensation of the victims (CONARIV). She was until then Manager - Coordinator of the PNSC. The appointment decision of Koné was taken in the coun ...
After his defeat in front of General Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election of last 28th March, the outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan (photo), asserted having been betrayed by his friends. It was during the farewell mass organized last Sunday in Lagos that he made this declaration. In his speech, he explained that numerous of his ...
Congratulation messages start coming to Faure Gnassingbé after his reelection at the head of Togo at the end of the presidential election of last 25th April. Further the proclamation the final results of the presidential election of 25th April 2015 by the Constitutional court, the secretary general of the International Organization of the Fr ...
The 12th ordinary session of the heads of States summit of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) takes place from 5th to 6th May in the Gabonese capital, announced the CEMAC in a press release. The meeting occurs after several postponements because of the busy agenda of the presidents of six member countries of the orga ...
Faure Gnassingbé is elected for his third 5 year term at the head of the Republic of Togo. On Sunday, the constitutional court confirmed his victory against his main opponent, Jean Pierre Fabre, with about 59 % of the votes. The new elected president, Faure Gnassingbé, took an oath on Monday, 4th May in front of the constitutional court t ...
The outgoing president, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, the candidate of UNIR political party was declared winner of the presidential election of last 25th April in Togo. He was reelected at 58.75 % of the valid votes against 34.95 % for his major opponent, Jean-Pierre Fabre of CAP 2015. The Togolese leader thus legally got a third term. The ...
The Togolese voted on Saturday, 25th April to choose their president of the Republic. While still awaiting the final results, the various observation missions accredited by the Independent National Electoral Commission (Ceni) appreciate the good holding of the vote. In front of the press last Sunday, the ECOWAS observers declared that the vo ...
The recent declaration from the Beninese president, Yayi Boni, hits the headlines of the national and sub-regional press. The president, to whom his opponents impute motives to revise the constitution to run for a third term, has just ended rumors. "My name will no more appear any on any ballot paper in the future", declared the Beninese pre ...
The Cameroonian Head of State, Paul Biya, national chairman of the Democratic Union of the Cameroonian People (RDPC), party in power, has just created an academy in order to give an adequate political training to his militants. Under the supervision of the Secretary General of the Central committee, the academy essentially aims at providing ...
Started on 10th April, the campaign for the presidential election of 25th April 2015 will come to an end on 23rd April at 11:59 pm in Togo. For the moment, outgoing president, Faure Gnassingbé, is the most visible on posters and during meetings. The candidate of the Unir (Union for the Republic) party have just benefited from a big support. The ...
14 years after his death, the passing of the Senegalese former president at the French Academy still stirs up controversy. For his detractors, this post is nothing other than a reward for his services provided to the colonizing France. In fact, Leopold Sedar Senghor is considered as the symbol of the cooperation between France and its former ...
Elections are planned in 2015 in several African countries. Nigeria has just eperienced a peaceful political change appreciated by all. But the holding and the outcome of other African ballots seem more uncertain. The UNO was even worried last Wednesday about the "position taken" by Burundi before general election and presidential election p ...
The High-commissioner of the Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS), Kabiné Komara, is the man that will manage the observation mission for the presidential election of next 25th April in Togo. The man is just appointed by the African Union Commission (UA). The chairwoman of the AU Commission, Mrs. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zum ...
In October 2015, Ivory Coast is organizing presidential election after that of 2010 followed by a post electoral violent crisis making several deaths. Actors involved in this process are already looking for ways and means for a transparent and calm ballot. Last Tuesday in Abidjan, the American NGO, the National democratic institute (NDI) and ...
Last Saturday in front of four organizations for the victims of the post electoral crisis, the Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, reaffirmed his commitment so that justice is done to all. He appreciated "the sacrifice" by the victims allowing Ivory Coast to find its place in the concert of nations. The Ivorian president, during his visit ...
The grave of the Burkina deceased preisdent, Thomas Sankara, and those of the 11 other people murdered with the president at the same time on 15th October 1987, are under seal as required by the justice, confirmed on Friday, the Mr. Bénéwendé Stanislas Sankara, one of the lawyers in this case. Mr. Sankara who expressed himself on the waves o ...
The Gabonese political opponent, André Mba Obame, died on Sunday, 12th April 2015 in Yaoundé (Cameroon). He was 57 years old. Main political opponent for President Ali Bongo, Obame was ranked second at the end of the presidential election of 2009 of which he continued claiming the victory. Brilliant politician, André Mba Obame was a founding me ...
The Senegalese Head of State, Macky Sall, persists in his will to organize a referendum in order to reduce his term from 7 to 5 years. A promise he made during his election campaign. The only trouble is that within his own party, the Alliance for the Republic (APR), voices rise against such a reform. Several executives of the party show thei ...
The Rwandans are commemorating from Tuesday, 7th April 07th 2015, the 21st anniversary of the genocide that caused about one million deaths in 1994. Although not having chosen a specific theme, this remembrance calls out to fight against the devil of genocide. The president of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, proceeded to the lighting of ...
A new application for smartphone was launched on Wednesday in South Africa to encourage tourists to follow the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, twenty five years after his release from prison. The application allows planning visits to the major sites associated to the hero of the anti-apartheid fight of which, the Robben Island (off Cape Town) w ...
King Mohammed VI sent a message of wishes and congratulations to the new elected president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, for his election to the highest office of his country. In this message, the Sovereign expresses his warm congratulations and best success wishes to the new president of Nigeria in his high functions serving the brother Nig ...
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