Army clear streets as Zimbabwe awaits election results

Soldiers and police cleared the streets of central Harare on Thursday as the Zimbabwean authorities came under mounting pressure to release results of presidential elections after a deadly crackdown on protesters. Landmark elections — the first since autocrat Robert Mugabe was ousted last year — turned bloody on Wednesday when troops opened fire on demonstrations […]

Sports and politics – George Weah breaks the barrier

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 28, 2016 former international football star George Weah looks at his supporters at his party’s headquarters in Monrovia.<br />Ex-football superstar George Weah was announced the winner on December 28, 2017 of Liberia’s presidential run-off, beating Vice President Joseph Boakai in the first democratic transfer of power in […]

Africa leads the way in election technology, but there’s a long way to go

An election observer from the British High Commission in Nairobi. EPA/Dai Kurokawa Kenya’s recently annulled elections will soon be re-run, but the long-term questions they raised about election management are still unanswered. The spotlight is on the work of international observer teams, but there are also much wider questions of electoral capacity – problems that extend to the […]

Kenya on edge as final results due in disputed election

  Kenya’s election commission was preparing to release final results Friday from a hotly-disputed vote in which the opposition has already claimed victory, fanning tensions in the east African nation. The National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition on Thursday demanded its candidate Raila Odinga be declared president, claiming massive fraud was behind preliminary results that […]