Uneasy Gambians wait as ECOWAS heads meet with Jammeh, #Barrow

Uneasy Gambians wait as ECOWAS heads meet with Jammeh, #Barrow

In The Gambia, the political crisis caused by President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to accept results of the December 1 elections continued Tuesday, but none of the day’s developments appeared to bring the West African nation any closer to a resolution. A delegation of regional heads of state, including Nigerian President…

Ghana confirms Akufo Addo win as Mahama concedes election

Ghana confirms Akufo Addo win as Mahama concedes election

Ghanaian presidential candidate Nana Akufo Addo has said that incumbent President John Dramani Mahama has called to concede, and to congratulate him on his victory in the 2016 Presidential Election. Akufo Addo’s social media message late Friday followed multiple reliable reports of his New Patriotic Party (NPP) victory, and was confirmed…

UNSC appeals to DR Congo for calm, urges CENCO dialogue results

The United Nations Security Council said it is closely monitoring political developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and remains concerned about escalating violence and instability ahead of the December 19 election deadline. “The Security Council reiterates its call upon all political parties, their supporters and other political actors to…

Inspired Gambian voters turn out to defeat Jammeh, end 22-year rule

On Friday morning, former Gambian diplomat Sidi Sanneh wrote that preparations were underway in Banjul to celebrate coalition presidential candidate Adama Barrow’s historic victory over President Yahya Jammeh. That moment of jubilation is one that many of The Gambia’s 2 million citizens thought they’d never see. It was equally powerful…

Bongo victory in Gabon meets with muted response

International response was muted Monday following a weekend decision by the Constitutional Court in Gabon to uphold the contested August re-election results that return President Ali Bongo to office. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for restraint and respect for human rights in a statement Sunday, while welcoming Bongo’s appeal…

AU acts on election unrest in Gabon, DRC

The African Union plans to send observers to Gabon, to assist the Consitutional Court with a recount of votes cast in last month’s disputed presidential election. The Peace and Security Council of the AU has asked for observers from other French-speaking nations to assist, the Mail & Guardian reports. The…

Victory for Museveni in Uganda polls brings legacy into sharp relief

Uganda president Yoweri Museveni’s victory to rule for a fifth term  left the capital, Kampala, an opposition stronghold, in stunned silence as dark clouds loomed over the east African nation’s political future. After a three month campaign the Electoral commission announced that Museveni had won an assailable 5.6m votes or…

Paul Busharizi

Paul Busharizi is currently a contributing editor (Business & Politics) at the Uganda's leading daily the New Vision.