Somalia: Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmaajo” elected president

Thursday, February 9, 2017 @ 12:11 am

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a former Somali prime minister and dual Somalia-U.S. citizen, was elected president of Somalia after two rounds of voting by the country’s newly selected parliament. The departing president, Hassan Sheikh [...]

Hate speech, ethnic tension ahead of Kenya’s 2017 elections

Friday, July 29, 2016 @ 5:11 pm

(Peter Alingo) As Kenya prepares for elections next year, the political die seems already cast. With the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) facing off against the ruling Jubilee Coalition, the political temperature is rising. Political [...]

Abdirahman Abdishakur announces candidacy for Somalia President

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 3:09 pm

Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame announced his candidacy for Somali president in the 2016 election. The announcement was made at Hotel Jazeera Palace, attended by politicians, intellectuals, members of federal parliament, and leaders of other political [...]

Somalia| Key politicians form Wadajir Party ahead of election

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 2:14 pm

Seasoned Somali politicians launched a new party ahead of the parliamentary election to held in 2016. The new party, named, Wadajir Party was launched on June 9, 2016 in Mogadishu. The ceremony, which took place in Hotel SYL was attended by [...]

Remarks by President Obama to the People of Africa

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 @ 5:47 am

Remarks by President Obama to the People of Africa Mandela Hall African Union Headquarters Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much. Madam Chairwoman, thank you so much for your kind words and your leadership.  To Prime [...]

British Amb.: Ethiopian election results bad for democracy

Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 1:33 pm

Britain’s Ambassador said: “It is starting to sound as if the ruling party and its allies will have a 100 percent of the seats in parliament. And I think that is not good for democracy; that is what you get in places like North Korea. [...]

Infographics: How Ethiopia voted in 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 2:38 am

The number of votes EPRDF and its allies, which amassed all federal and state legislative seats, received is around 95%, further extrapolation of the data reveal. The ruling party and its allies won all but 1 federal and 3 state legislative seats [...]

Ethiopia: Oppositions report fourth post-election death

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 @ 11:02 pm

Semayawi and Arena-Tigrai parties reported two deaths putting the total post-election death claims at four, coupled with those from Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC). Semayawi party’s founding member and parliamentary candidate for Debre Markos [...]

Ethiopian Election Board: "This is not the end of the world"

Thursday, June 4, 2015 @ 5:39 pm

[Updated with a remark from MEDREK’s spokesperson] * No opposition party lodged complaint as per the procedure * Don’t disregard the win by EPRDF affiliate parties * Bonga will vote on June 14 . The National Election Board Ethiopia [...]
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