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D.R.Congo elections: Kabila leads amid tensions

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s incumbent president Joseph Kabila is leading the presidential election, according to partial results announced by the country’s electoral commission on Friday. On Sunday Catholic bishops issued a dire warning about political situation as vote results continued trickling in after veiled opposition threats of violence.

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ICC to try Gbagbo before Ivorian elections

Dec1

The ICC is willing to start trying former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo before Ivorian elections, expected later this year… The decisions comes following Gbagbo’s transfer to the Hague this morning. By Vox Africa

Morrocans head to polls

Nov28

Moroccans were going to the polls this Friday for parliamentary elections. But opposition activists have called for the vote to be boycotted… They say it will only produce a “corrupt assembly”. Video by Vox Africa

DRC: Women get involved in the campaign

Nov28

While the DRC constitution extends voting rights to Congolese women, the reality is this basic right is not respected. Speak to anyone on the ground in the Congo these days. Compared to the 2006 elections, there has been a noticeable decline in the number of female voters, while the number of female candidates has dropped by a fifth. In this video Vox Africa interviews some of the candidates.

Liberia: ‘The return of the one party state’

Most supporters of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change followed the recommendation of their party leader and restrained from voting on November 8. The election results show this with all clarity. After counting all the votes  NEC showed that Johnson Sirleaf and the Unity Party had received more than 90%. Johnson Sirleaf has declared that she wants an inclusive government working for national unity, and there is clearly a need for this after the election period laying bare such cracks of conflict.

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Morocco – Stop Harassing Election Boycott Advocates

Rabat — Moroccan authorities should stop harassing people campaigning to boycott the November 25, 2011 parliamentary elections, Human Rights Watch said. Since October 20, police around the country have brought in more than 100 Moroccans to police stations to question them about the distribution of pro-boycott leaflets or other efforts to urge voters not to cast a ballot.

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