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Mali’s keita re-elected president in landslide victory

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning a landslide victory in a runoff ballot, according to official figures Thursday. The elections have been closely watched abroad, as Mali is a linchpin state in the jihadist insurgency raging in the Sahel. Keita, 73, picked up 67.17

Mali: presidential election results postponed to Thursday

Results for the runoff vote in Mali’s presidential elections have been postponed from Wednesday to Thursday for logistical reasons, a senior official said. The results had been expected to be given on Wednesday at 1730 GMT. But an aide to the minister for territorial administration Mohamed Ag Erlaf, said the results

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa inauguration called off

The inauguration of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been halted after the opposition filed a court challenge against the election result. ­MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa says he has evidence to show that he was cheated out of the 30 July presidential vote which Mnangagwa narrowly won with 50.8% - just

Malians go to polls marred by security crisis

Malians vote on Sunday in a crucial election runoff that has been marred by allegations of fraud and a tense security situation. The presidential runoff is likely to see Ibrahim Boubacar Keita return to office despite criticism of his handling of the country's security crisis and allegations of election fraud. It is

Financial Crimes on the rise in Africa, undercuts economic growth gains

By Martin Ewi Africa needs a common approach to financial crime, and the resolve to enforce legislation and regulations. Financial crime in developing countries, particularly Africa, is on the rise, undermining gains in economic growth and negatively affecting development. This is particularly worrying on a continent whose countries are among the most resource-rich worldwide,

Zimbabwe elections: Emerson Mnangagwa declared winner

Incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe's presidential election, according to official results, in a poll marred by deadly violence and opposition allegations of vote rigging. Mnangagwa, of the ruling ZANU-PF party, won 50.8 percent of the votes cast, with his closest rival Nelson Chamisa, of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) alliance,

Zimbabwe elections: death toll rises in post election violence

Electoral commission pressured to release results The number of people killed in Zimbabwe's post-election violence has risen to six, according to the police. The situation in the capital, Harare, remained tense on Thursday, as police raised the death toll in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters from three to six. The electoral