Tag Archives: Elections

02 November 18

Somalia: UN calls for end to ‘stand-off’ between federal, state authorities

UN Special Representative for Somalia and head of the Assistance Mission UNSOM, Nicholas Haysom, has called for an end to a political “stand-off” between federal and state authorities in Somalia.

06 September 18

Rwanda: Two opposition lawmakers elected for the first time

Two opposition candidates have won seats in Rwanda’s parliament for the first time in the country’s history.

07 February 18

These are the African elections to watch in 2018

In some ways, 2017 was a year to forget for African democracy. According to Freedom House, the decline of civil rights and democratic freedom continued across many African nations, contributing to what it’s calling democracy’s worst crisis in decades. Only Syria
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28 March 16

Uganda: Besigye Condemns ‘Illegal’ House Arrest, Vows to Challenge President

Uganda’s leading opposition member, Kizza Besigye, has condemned his ongoing house arrest and vowed to challenge President Yoweri Museveni after his controversial election win.

26 March 16

Zanzibar President Sworn in After Controversial Election, Warns Against Violence

Zanzibar President Dr Ali Mohamed Shein has been sworn in for his second term as leader of the semi-autonomous archipelago, following a controversial election rerun.

26 February 16

UN Rights Group Warns Uganda As Protests Turn Violent

The UN High Commission for Human Rights has warned Uganda of its obligations under international law as protests over last week’s elections turn violent.

23 February 16

Uganda: Besigye Arrested Trying to Leave His Home

Uganda’s most prominent opposition leader has been arrested after he tried to leave his home on Monday, while being under house arrest.

23 February 16

Uganda: Opposition Leader Urges Protests Over His Detention

Uganda’s leading opposition member urged his supporters to stage protests against his detention as he remains under house arrest.

22 February 16

Museveni Secures Fifth Term As Uganda President

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni extended his three-decade stint in power with a fifth term on Saturday, following Thursday’s eventful elections.

20 February 16

Uganda: Talking Points on Election Day

As election day comes around in Uganda, we take a look at the talking points as Yoweri Museveni seeks to prolong his 30-year rule in the country.


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