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US deploys troops to DR Congo amid fear of violence

The United States (US)military has deployed soldiers to Gabon amid fears of violent protests in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after its presidential election. US President Donald Trump told US Congress on Friday that the first of about 80 troops had arrived in Gabon on Wednesday to protect US citizens and diplomatic facilities

Six states to watch in Nigeria’s 2019 elections–Crisis Group

Nigerian elections are high-stakes affairs often marred by street clashes and worse. As the 2019 contests approach, the risk of disturbances is particularly high in six states. The government and its foreign partners can limit campaign-related violence by enhancing security and promoting dialogue among rivals. What’s new? As presidential, gubernatorial and legislative

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

National Convention: APC disqualifies 19 aspirants

  Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention, its appeal committee headed by Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, said 19 aspirants have been disqualified He also said 18 persons petitioned the committee. The governor, while addressing journalists during the panel’s sitting on Saturday, said petitions were received against positions of National

Three Takeaways from the Kenya Supreme Court Ruling

By the Africa Center for Strategic Studies The decision by the Court to nullify the results of the presidential election reflects the importance of independent institutions to legitimacy and stability in Africa.   On September 1, the Supreme Court of Kenya nullified the results of the country’s presidential election and ordered fresh polls