Mugabe, 92, to stand for election in 2018

Mugabe, 92, to stand for election in 2018

Zimbabwe’s governing Zanu-PF party has confirmed President Robert Mugabe as its candidate for the 2018 elections. Mr Mugabe, who is 92, has been in power since independence from Britain in 1980. At the party’s conference, the Zanu-PF youth wing even...
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Adama Barrow to declare self Gambia president

Adama Barrow to declare self Gambia president

(BBC) The Gambia’s President-elect, Adama Barrow, has told the BBC he will declare himself president on 18 January despite incumbent Yahya Jammeh’s rejection of the election result. He said his team was preparing for his inauguration and he urged M...
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Buhari, Sirleaf, Mahama, others to mediate in Gambia’s poll crisis

Buhari, Sirleaf, Mahama, others to mediate in Gambia’s poll crisis

West African leaders will travel to Gambia on Tuesday as part of measures to prevail on President Yahya Jammeh to accept defeat in the presidential election and ensure peaceful transition of power to the President-elect, Adama Barrow. President Muhhamadu Buhar...
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Jammeh ‘should step down now’

Jammeh ‘should step down now’

(BBC) The Gambia’s opposition coalition has asked President Yahya Jammeh to step down immediately, after he challenged his defeat in the recent election. Mr Jammeh initially accepted the result but then reversed his decision, saying he would annul the vo...
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I will contest my election defeat in court, Jammeh insist

I will contest my election defeat in court, Jammeh insist

(BBC) Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh says he will launch a legal challenge to contest an election defeat that will bring an end to his 22-year rule. President Jammeh initially conceded after rival Adama Barrow won last week’s vote, but then...
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Magnus Abe wins Rivers South East Senatorial election

Magnus Abe wins Rivers South East Senatorial election

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Rivers South East senatorial district election, Magnus Abe, has been declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He polled a total of 125,938 votes to defeat Olaka Nwogu of ...
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Yahya Jammeh must step down, says UN

Yahya Jammeh must step down, says UN

(BBC) Gambia President, Yahya Jammeh must hand over power after defeat in elections, the United Nation (UN) Security Council has said. President Jammeh initially conceded to Adama Barrow in last week’s vote but has since refused to accept the end...
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Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result

Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result

(BBC) Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has rejected the result of the presidential election held earlier this month, a week after admitting defeat. Speaking on state TV, Mr Jammeh cited “abnormalities” in the vote and called for fresh elections. Mr Jamm...
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Gambia’s Adama Barrow says shock win heralds ‘new hope’

Gambia’s Adama Barrow says shock win heralds ‘new hope’

(BBC) Property developer Adama Barrow says his shock win of the Gambian election heralds new hope for the country. Yahya Jammeh, an authoritarian president who ruled for 22 years, has confirmed he will step down. “I will help him work...
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Peterside congratulates Akeredolu, Ondo Governor-Elect

Peterside congratulates Akeredolu, Ondo Governor-Elect

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has congratulated Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, (SAN) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for winning the Ondo State governorship election. Peterside who ...
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Akeredolu pledges to work for Ondo

Akeredolu pledges to work for Ondo

Ondo State Governor-elect,  Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has pledged to work for the people of the State. In his acceptance speech, Akeredolu commended security agencies, President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Chairman of A...
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