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  • Why Kenya Must Ditch Technology For Historic Presidential Election Re-Run

    Presidential Election By Tom Jackson, 3:54 am AFKI Original

    In a surprising but not unfathomable announcement this week, Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) confirmed that the IT infrastructure deployed during the country’s recently nullified presidential election will again be utilised in the approaching re-run on October 26. It has gambled twice on tech at elections, and lost. To gamble a third time, and with the same flawed system, could unleash forces outside of its control.

  • Tension Grips Ghana As Opposition Candidate Leads In Close Presidential Election

    presidential election By Kevin Mwanza, 7:09 am

    Ghana is gripped in tension after hackers targeted the Electoral Commission’s (EC) website, as two private radio stations said that Nana Akufo-Addo, of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), had won the election based on projections from provisional results. The NPP urged the polls body to release results that have been delayed for the first time since 2000.

  • Why Ouattara’s Victory Is Good For Ivory Coast Economy

    By Global Risk Insights, 9:11 am

    A fractious opposition and strong support for President Alassana Ouattara will most likely guarantee a victory for the incumbent. Unlike the last presidential election, risks of violence are low but not to be discarded if results are contested. Assuming a peaceful election, Ivory Coast’s economic outlook is buoyant. President Ouattara’s NDP has significantly contributed to re-launching the Ivorian economy.

  • Nigeria Postpones Presidential Election Over Security Fears

    By Staff, 2:19 am

    The electoral commission in Nigeria has postponed the 14 February presidential election to 28 March over concerns about the security situation. Commission chief Attahiru Jega said he had been told troops would not be available to help patrol the ballot because they would be fighting Boko Haram militants in the north-east. Nigeria and four other states plan to deploy a joint force of 8,700 soldiers.

  • 12 Things You Didn’t Know About Term-Limit Protests In DRC

    By Keren Mikva, 9:08 am AFKI Original

    Many protestors in DRC were inspired following popular protests in Burkina Faso that forced long-time leader Blaise Compaore to step aside after he attempted to change constitutional term limits. A DRC protestor told Reuters, “We demand that Kabila leaves. We … will replicate Burkina.” Violence erupted in DRC after a law passed delaying the 2016 presidential election. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about election law protests in DRC.

  • Burkina Faso Irons Out October Presidential Election Date

    By Staff, 12:47 pm

    Burkina Faso will hold presidential and legislative elections on 11 October, interim president Michel Kafando announced on Thursday, put an ending to uncertainty over the political calendar. The decision came days after political parties, the interim government and the electoral commission put forward possible dates

  • Upcoming Presidential Election, Approved Candidates Bring Hope to War-torn Mali

    By Makula Dunbar, 2:57 pm

    The presidential races have officially kicked in Mali off as a group of candidates were given the green light to run. Twenty-eight candidates have been cleared to run for the election scheduled for July 28, the Africa Review reported.

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