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Lagos News

Nigeria goes to the polls.

Nigerians have gone to the polls to elect their new president and federal parliament amid reports of confusion and widespread violence and a failed attack on the electoral commission headquarters. T...
Lagos News

Nigeria poised for presidential poll.

Polling in the 21 April presidential and national assembly elections is to begin at 10.00 local time rather than at 08.00 as originally stated due to the late arrival of the ballot papers, the head of...
Lagos News

Nigerian opposition parties to run in presidential election.

Opposition parties have announced that they will be competing in the presidential and parliamentary elections on 21 April and that they will be running individually. The decision puts paid to calls fo...
Lagos News

Election countdown begins in Nigeria.

On 14 April Nigerians go to the polls to elect their state parliaments and governors in the first part of an election
Cape Town News

Consultations on Green Point development.

Cape Town city council has announced a series of public meetings during which residents will be invited to comment on plans for the proposed redevelopment of Green Point common, the site of the new st...
Cairo News

Constitutional amendments approved in referendum.

Controversial amendments to the country
Nairobi News

New voter registration drive in March.

The national electoral commission has announced a new voter registration campaign in March for general elections later this year. The initiative follows an initial drive in August-September last year,...
Cape Town News

Independent Democrats join Cape Town government.

The Independent Democrats (ID) have decided to abandon their former opposition and join Cape Town
Cape Town News

Democratic Alliance stands firm in Cape Town.

The African National Congress (ANC) has backed down on its bid to change the system of government in Cape Town in a move that would have given the national ruling party more representation in the only...
Cape Town News

Fight over city government continues.

Tension is running high in Cape Town as South Africas ruling African National Congress (ANC) continues its efforts to sideline the city government led by Helen Zille of the national main opposition pa...
Nairobi News

Voter registration underway ahead of 2007 general election.

Kenyas electoral commission has launched an effort to get over five million new voters onto its books in readiness for the next general election, which will be held some time in 2007. According to the...
Nairobi News

Dickson Wathika re-elected as Nairobi mayor.

Outgoing Nairobi mayor Dickson Wathika has been chosen by the city council to serve a second two-year term in an internal election marred by bottle- and furniture-throwing and fighting between council...
Addis Ababa News

City gets caretaker government.

Berhanu Deressa, a former official in the Derg military regime and representative to the World Bank, has been appointed head of a new caretaker administration in Addis Ababa. The appointment, made by...
Nairobi News

Good governance meeting opens.

Members of parliament (MPs) from all over the world have gathered for the 114th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly on good governance in Nairobi. The meeting the sixth to be held in Africa in t...
Nairobi News

Regional integration yes or no?

Over the next few months academics, church leaders and civil society representatives are to be consulted over plans to create a regional political federation with neighbouring Tanzania and Uganda. The...
Addis Ababa News

Beijing and Addis Ababa closer.

The head of the Addis Ababa city provisional administration, Arkebe Equbay, and the deputy mayor of Beijing, Zhang Mao, have signed a cooperation agreement strengthening ties between the two cities, a...
Addis Ababa News

Explosions in the city.

One person has died and at least 14 people have been injured in a series of explosions across Addis Ababa. On 27 March a minibus, an abattoir, a guard shack, a cafe and a residential home were targete...
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