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Congo rules out election re-run as observers flag irregularities

Opposition supporters prepare to demonstrate, while riot police officers amass around Congolese opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu's headquarters to block a protest by the opposition who are calling for a re-run of last week's national election, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on 27th December, 2023

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of CongoReuters The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday refused opposition calls for a re-run of disputed elections, as the main observer mission reported “numerous irregularities” that could undermine some results.  Provisional results issued so far from the 20th December general election show President Felix Tshisekedi with a commanding […]

Sierra Leone President wins re-election, says electoral commission

A voter casts her ballot for the national election at a polling station in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on 24th June, 2023.

Freetown, Sierra LeoneReuters Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio secured victory in the West African country’s presidential election with more than 56 per cent of the votes to avoid a run-off against main rival Samura Kamara, the electoral commission said on Tuesday. Bio, 59, was running for re-election after a first term marred by growing […]

Christian leaders call for calm in Kenya after election result disputed

Kenya Nairobi election protests

Nairobi, Kenya Christian leaders in Kenya have intensified their campaign to appeal for peace amid chaos after the declaration of the presidential result on 15th August that saw Deputy President William Ruto defeat Raila Odinga. The country’s electoral commission declared Ruto, who ran under the United Democratic Alliance party, the winner with 50.5 per cent […]

Kenya’s Ruto declared President-elect in chaotic scenes

Kenya IEBC National Tallying Centre William Ruto

Nairobi/Kisumu, KenyaReuters Kenya’s elections chief declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of a tight presidential race on Monday but some senior election officials disowned the result, fuelling fears of widespread violence like that seen after previous disputed polls. Hailing the electoral commission as “heroes” after he was declared the winner, Ruto said: “There is […]

Indian archbishop served notice for raising human rights ahead of Gujarat elections

Archbishop Thomas Macwan

World Watch Monitor Archbishop Thomas Macwan at a bishops meet in Bangalore, February 2015. PICTURE: World Watch Monitor Christian groups and networks in India have rallied behind Catholic Archbishop Thomas Macwan of Gandhinagar, capital of Gujarat state in western India, after the federal Election Commission served a notice on the prelate for his pastoral letter ahead […]