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Chad

During a press conference on Monday in N'Djamena, Chad at the headquarters of the Transformateurs party of opposition leader Dr Succès Masra, he described the upcoming April 11 election as a masquerade. Accusing the regime of abuse, he presented the media with the remnants of ammunition that were fired by police at the political site.

Benin

Despite his earlier promises to govern for only a single term, Benin’s President Patrice Talon is standing for re-election on 11 April and looks to be heading towards victory. Talon’s economic record remains strong and he has sidelined the opposition.

Chad

Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno, who has ruled since 1990, is gearing up to take on his sixth mandate as head of state.

Congo

It is a crushing victory and an unsurprising one. At the end of the first round of the presidential election held on Sunday 21 March, Denis Sassou Nguesso was re-elected for a fourth term as the head of Congo with 88.57% of the vote, according to provisional results announced on Tuesday by Raymond Zephirin Mboulou, the Minister of Interior. The turnout was 67.55%.

Ghana

Ghanaians will be heading to the polls on 7 December to elect their next president for a four-year term. Although 12 parties are competing, the electoral campaign has been polarised around two major ones: the NDC (National Democratic Congress) and the NPP (National Patriotic Party).

Ghana

ACCRA - Ghana has been lauded for its COVID-19 response and a fairly low death toll of 323 people. Total cases have now surpassed 50,000, however, and the president recently warned citizens to stay vigilant. Experts fear that cases will increase as political parties go into full campaign mode ahead of the December 7 vote.

Ghana

ACCRA, GHANA - Less than three weeks ahead of Ghana's election, anti-corruption Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has resigned, alleging political interference with his work. Political analysts say Amidu's resignation may affect the December polls.

Ghana

Jerry 'Junior Jesus' Rawlings died Thursday morning at the Korle-Bu University Hospital in Accra, where he had been admitted a week earlier. President Nana Akufo-Addo and former president John Mahama have announced the temporary suspension of their election campaigns, ahead of 7 December polls.

Ivory Coast

While Henri Konan Bédié received Western ambassadors at his home on 4 November, several West African heads of state offered to mediate. What are the growing pressures being exerted today on the president of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire?

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast opposition leader Pascal Affi Nguessan has been arrested for announcing the creation of a parallel government after boycotting last month's presidential election.

Ivory Coast

In a speech broadcast on social media, the former National Assembly president called for the creation of a transitional body and asked defence and security forces to block Alassane Ouattara’s third term.

Ivory Coast

Silent since his arrest in April 2011, Ivorian former president Laurent Gbagbo waited until the last minute to speak. It was a way to prove to Ivorians and his great rival, President Alassane Ouattara, that he can still influence the political game.

Ivory Coast

Ivorians will this saturday October 31 go to the polls to elect a new president. One of the four candidates contesting in the presidential election Kouadio Konan Bertin, aka "KKB", is calling on voters to cast their ballots.

Guinea

After Guinea’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) declared Alpha Condé the winner, his opponent Cellou Dalein Diallo announced his plans to file a complaint with the Constitutional Court and called on his supporters to mobilise.

Seychelles

The Seychelles presidential election has seen an upset, with the electoral commission on Sunday declaring longtime opposition contender Wavel Ramkalawan the winner over incumbent Danny Faure. The ruling party has been knocked from power for the first time since 1977.

Ivory Coast

In Yamoussoukro, a stronghold of the opposition PDCI, the call for civil disobedience issued by the opposition has a certain amount of appeal ahead of the 31 October presidential election. However, the ruling government hasn’t given up on wooing this city that is equal parts symbolic and diverse.

Ivory Coast

Former Ivorian Prime Minister and candidate for the upcoming presidential election on October 31, Pascal Affi N'Guessan, 67, is yet another politician declaring his outrage at the Constitutional Council’s decision to deem the sought third term of the current president as valid — when, to many, it is unconstitutional.

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast ex-rebel leader and former premier Guillaume Soro, whose bid for the presidency has been invalidated by a court, insisted Thursday his candidacy was "irrevocable" even as he attacked the October 31 elections as a scheme to enshrine 78-year-old Alassane Ouattara as head of state.

Ivory Coast

Officially, the president of Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, and his predecessor, Laurent Gbagbo, have no contact with one another. However, behind the scenes, the pair are engaged in back-channel negotiations.

Ivory Coast

Jovial commotion on the streets of Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire as supporters celebrated on Saturday the presidential candidate nomination inauguration of former head of state Henri Konan Bédié by his political party — and the main national opposition movement, Democratic Party of Cote d’Ivoire - African Democratic Rally (PDCI-RDA).

Ivory Coast

At a luncheon at the Elysée Palace on 4 September, French President Emmanuel Macron shared with Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara his concerns about the socio-political climate in Côte d'Ivoire in the run-up to the presidential election. This annoyed his counterpart.

Ivory Coast

The schedule for submitting candidacy papers to run for October’s presidential election in Cote d’Ivoire ends by midnight.

Ivory Coast

Despite the male-dominated political landscape in Ivory Coast, a handful of women intend to stand for president in the October election. Among them are Marie Carine Bladi and Danièle Boni Claverie, who offer a study in contrasts: one is a relative newcomer, a beauty queen making waves, while the other is a seasoned politician.

Ivory Coast

Supporters of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, who lives in exile in Brussels after losing a civil war in 2011, said Wednesday that they would file a candidacy in his name for October's election. The announcement comes a day after an Ivorian court confirmed the decision to strike off the ex-leader from the electoral list due to a 20-year prison sentence.

Ivory Coast

Laurent Gbagbo, the former Ivorian President, has been irrevocably removed from the electoral list and hence, will not be able to present himself in the upcoming presidential elections per an Ivorian judiciary ruling that sees him still in exile.

Seychelles

President Danny Faure has launched a new app titled ‘Koste’ which is inviting users to interact directly with him, as well as providing access to online events, campaign news, and e-rally registration and so on.

Guinea

Guinea PM, pitches for Conde at the Party Electoral Convention, a move which has stirred violent protests in the West African nation.

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast’s Front Populaire Ivorien will field ex-Prime Minister Pascale Affi N’Guessan as its presidential candidate as party founder Laurent Gbagbo tries to return to the country he once ruled.

Seychelles

President Danny Faure yesterday evening announced his intention to dissolve the sixth National Assembly, stating that the move is to protect national interest.

Ivory Coast

The Ivorian head of state didn't hesitate for long following prime minister and presidential candidate Amadou Gon Coulibaly's death to inform his inner circle of his plans to run for another term.

Ivory Coast

The death of Amadou Gon Coulibaly on 8 July has left the Ivorian political party Rally of Houphouëtists for Democracy and Peace (Rassemblement des houphouëtistes pour la démocratie et la paix – RHDP) without a candidate for the presidential election. Who can fill in his shoes?

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast mourns the premier who had been due to run in upcoming presidential elections. Amadou Gon Coulibaly's shock death on Wednesday has left the ruling party willing to consider incumbent President Alassane Ouattara running again as its candidate.

Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – Former Ivorian prime minister Pascal Affi N'Guessan says he will make a run for the presidency in upcoming elections, in a move highlighting fractures within the opposition FPI party.

Ivory Coast

Supporters of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and his political ally Charles Blé Goudé are eagerly awaiting the return of the duo as the country readies for keenly awaited presidential elections.

Ivory Coast

OLD GANG Pascal Affi N’Guessan: “The wall that separated me from President Gbagbo has been broken.” By Vincent Duhem Posted on Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:09 Pascal Affi N'Guessan Pascal Affi N'Guessan, at his home on 13 September 2019. © Issam Zelji for JA Pascal Affi N'Guessan, President of the officially recognized branch of the Front populaire ivoirien (FPI), met with Vice-President Daniel Kablan Duncan on 13 February. Among the subjects discussed was the return of Laurent Gbagbo to Côte d'Ivoire.

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