Central African Republic: scrutiny of electoral disaster

The first round of legislative and presidential elections held on December 27, 2020 is behind the new crisis in the Central African Republic. As soon as the election was prepared, the electoral process was off to a bad start...    By Thierry Vircoulon*   Armed groups had been disrupting the organization...
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Congo: Denis Sassou-Nguesso declared winner of a disputed election

Provisional results confirm that Denis Sassou-Nguesso has been re-elected as Congo's president after Sunday's election. The provisional data communicated by the electoral commission simply gives 88.57% of the votes to the outgoing president. The election was contested and marked by the death of the opponent Kolélas, struck down by Covid....
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Mali: GST meeting ends on a satisfactory note in Lomé

The second meeting of the Transition Support Group in Mali (GST-Mali), which opened on 8 March in Lomé, ended in the early afternoon on a note of "satisfaction" with the progress made since the inaugural meeting in November 2020 and set the next meeting for June 2021 in the Malian...
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Uganda Bobi Wine gives up

Opposition leader Bobi Wine announced on Monday that he was withdrawing his appeal to the Ugandan Supreme Court to challenge last month's presidential election results, accusing the institution of lacking impartiality. President Yoweri Museveni, 76, won the poll for the sixth time in a row on 14 January with 58%...

Career Ngozi Okonjo Iweala takes over as head of WTO

Nigerian Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has been appointed Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The main task of the first woman and first African to hold the role, will be to revive trade negotiations, blocked for several years.     By Talel de Sinta   « History is made» the WTO...
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Uganda : Election Commission confirms Museveni’s re-election

President Yoweri Museveni, in power for 35 years, was elected for a 6th term, with 58.64% of the votes in a presidential poll which recorded a turnout of 57.22% out of nearly 18 million registered voters . This is what the Election Commission has just declared. Its main challenger Robert...
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