The African Jotter

An 11th-Hour Delay By INEC Throws Nigerian Elections Into Disarray

After millions of Nigerians, including the president and his main opponent, traveled to their home towns…

Nigeria’s Brutal Decision: Former Dictator or Alleged Kleptocrat

What’s a Nigerian citizen to do when there’s a presidential election coming up and the two…

Congo Court Clears Way for Tshisekedi to Be Next President

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s highest court affirmed Felix Tshisekedi as the next president, rejecting a…

DRC: Votes Are Still Bing Counted, But Catholic Church Claims to Know Next President

The Roman Catholic Church in the Demeocratic Republic of Congo, DRC, says it already knows the winner…

Candidates to succeed Kabila after Congo’s presidential election

Democratic Republic of Congo will hold a presidential election on Sunday that could lead to the…

Cameroon presidential results expected on October 22 – Info Minister

Results of Cameroon’s October 7 presidential elections are expected on Monday, according to the Information Minister,…

Mali disrupts internet ahead of run-off – Group

An international digital rights group is reporting that authorities in Mali have restricted internet access on…

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa in talks with opposition’s Chamisa to defuse tension

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is talking to the leader of the main opposition party,…

Zimbabwe govt warns opposition; US, UK bemoan post-poll violence

The United States and Britain have expressed concern over post-election violence in Zimbabwe. They urged leaders…

Mali candidates allege poll fraud ahead of results

Fifteen Malian opposition candidates on Wednesday piled pressure on the government to probe what they said…

No presidential results today: Zimbabwe electoral body says

Zimbabwe’s electoral commission chairperson has said the first presidential results could be announced on Thursday, even…

Is Nigeria’s NNPC giving oil deals to local firms just for 2019 elections?

State oil firm NNPC has awarded 50 companies with contracts to buy Nigerian crude and more than half…

Odinga-Uhuru handshake has killed Kenya opposition – Miguna declares

Embattled Kenyan lawyer and opposition figure Miguna Miguna has averred that a peace handshake by President…

Chad’s president Idriss Déby says legislative elections to be held in November

Chad’s president, Idriss Déby announced on Friday that legislative elections, initially scheduled for 2015, will take…

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan unaware of any Cambridge Analytica involvement in election: spokesman

Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Jonathan was “not aware” of any attempts by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica…

Cameroon ruling party wins 90% of elective senate seats

Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM), the country’s ruling party has swept an overwhelming majority of seats…

Sierra Leone Election: Kamara to Challenge Maada Bio Win in Court

The losing candidate in Sierra Leone’s March 31 presidential runoff, Samura Kamara, has announced that he…

Egypt To Finally Hold Long-Awaited Local Elections

Egypt plans to hold its first local elections in a decade in the first half of…