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Opposition Wins Seychelles Election For The First Time

The opposition has taken power in the Seychelles for the first time since 1977, following its victory in the presidential election. Anglican priest Wavel Ramkalawan defeated President Danny Faure by 54.9% to 43.5%, official results show. Supporters of Mr Ramkalawan have been celebrating his victory in the capital, Victoria. In his victory speech, Mr Ramkalawan …

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Egypt

Egypt Commences Voting To Elect New Parliament

Egypt has commenced voting to elect new parliament. The parliamentary elections will stretch over several weeks.  A first round of voting will end on Sunday, with a second round on Nov. 7-8. Run-offs will take place in late November and early December, Reuters reports. The polls are being held under a new electoral law under …

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Sudan-Israel Relations Agreed, Donald Trump Announces

Sudan is to normalise relations with Israel, US President Donald Trump says – the latest in a series of Arab League countries to do so, BBC reports. Mr Trump has also removed Sudan from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, unblocking economic aid and investment. Announcing the deal, Mr Trump said “at least …

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Mali: US urges transition govt to honour commitment to ECOWAS

The United States has urged the transitional government in Mali to honour its commitments to the Economic Community of West African States, NAN reports. The commitment includes holding a democratic election within 18 months. Spokesperson for the US Department of Transitional, Ms Morgan Ortagus, made the call in a statement made available on the website …

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Nigeria: Ruling party nullifies suspension of some key members

Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) has nullified the suspension of Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi, presidential aide Senator Femi Ojudu and others, the punch reported Recall, Fayemi and the Paul Omotosho-led State Executives Council were suspended for alleged anti-party activities by the State Executives Committee (SEC) on Friday. The development came barely 24 hours after …

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Nigeria: Obaseki Re-Elected Edo State Governor

Governor Obaseki of Edo State has been re-elected for the second term. After polling 307,955 votes across 18 local government areas defeating his closest rival Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 223,619. Total votes cast is 550,242 while the total number of valid votes in the election is 537,407, and …

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September 16th is National Identity Day in Nigeria

Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami has announced every September 16th National Identity Day. The announcement which was contained in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday is to support the enrollment of Nigerians for Digital Identity (ID) across the country. In the statement, Pantami reminded Nigerians …

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Tanzania President

Magufuli, 14 others to contest Tanzania’s presidential election

Tanzanian President John Magufuli will face 14 challengers in elections scheduled for this October, the elections board announced.  Many analysts feel a divided opposition power will  likely lead to the victory of the not-too- popular incumbent president.  Reuters reports that his two main challengers are likely to be Tundu Lissu, who returned to Tanzania last …

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Senator Kashamu died of Covid-19 Complications

Buruji Kashamu has reportedly died of COVID-19 complications. Senator Kashamu represented Ogun East senatorial district at the eighth National Assembly between 2015 and 2019. The death of the 62-year-old Peoples Democratic Party, PDP death was first announced by his friend and colleague, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce. Senator Murray-Bruce who described the deceased as a very close …

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Nigeria: Worshippers relieved as Lagos Churches, Mosques open Aug. 7

Disenchanted worshippers in Lagos will have some reasons to cool their tempers as Lagos State Government on Saturday announced that worship centre can now resume on Friday, Aug. 7 for Muslims and Sunday, Aug. 9 for Christians. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this during the 17th Update on the Management of Coronavirus in the …

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