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The inauguration for Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow may take place outside of the capital Banjul as President Yahya Jammeh continues to refuse to leave office, according to Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama. Barrow is expected...
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Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza suggested on Friday that he may stand for re-election in 2020 if Burundians want to change the constitution. His controversial third term in 2015 sparked a failed coup attempt, months of protests and subsequent...
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The Marriott Cell: How I got through my deepest, darkest moments in Egypt's notorious Scorpion prison
Egyptian-born Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy has published a book about being jailed for collaborating with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. The...
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Police in Tanzania have arrested the co-founder of popular whistle-blowing website Jamii Forums and are demanding that he reveal the identities of its users. Maxence Melo was arrested on Tuesday and is likely to be charged with obstructing a police...
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Calling on his supporters to give him another four years in office, incumbent President John Dramani Mahama said he needed to finish what he started and “complete the journey”. Mahama, who is up against main opposition challenger Nana Akufo-Addo,...
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The economy is at the forefront of Ghanaians’ minds as they prepare to go to the polls for presidential and parliamentary elections on 7 December. Economic growth has halved since the last election in 2012 and incumbent President John Dramani...
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West African leaders will encourage Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh to respect his country’s constitution in a visit scheduled for Wednesday, Nigeria’s foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama has told RFI. Onyeama said that leaders from...
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The West African regional group Ecowas should be quick in following up on negotiations to ensure outgoing President Yahya Jammeh leaves office when his current term expires, according to the opposition coalition. President-elect Adama Barrow is expected...
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Security forces have been deployed in several Congolese cities on the eve of the official end to President Joseph Kabila’s second mandate. The streets of the capital Kinshasa and eastern city of Goma were quiet on Monday, opposition politicians...
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Ghana’s presidential and parliamentary polls took place on Wednesday with very few major incidents, according to a preliminary report from a domestic observer group. At polling stations visited by RFI in the Greater Accra area, voting went smoothly...
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The main opposition candidate in Ghana’s elections, Nana Akufo-Addo, held his final campaign rally in the capital Accra on Sunday telling thousands of his supporters that real change is coming. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) leader is taking on...
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Ghana goes to the polls for presidential and parliamentary elections on 7 December for its seventh multi-party ballot since the end of military rule in 1992. The presidential race is expected to be a closely fought contest between incumbent President...
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