Opposition congratulates Kodjo as Togo warns against premature results

Opposition congratulates Kodjo as Togo warns against premature results

Election authorities in Togo say final results are not expected until Monday evening, and they’ve urged candidates opposing President Faure Gnassingbé to wait for official numbers following Saturday’s voting. Tchambakou Ayassor, head of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI), reminded the nation that only his agency can release results, even…

Embaló wins presidency in Guinea Bissau

Embaló wins presidency in Guinea Bissau

Umaro Sissoco Embaló has won the presidential election in the West African nation of Guinea Bissau and will replace  outgoing President José Mário Vaz, according to official results released Wednesday by the National Election Commission. Embaló, the Movement for Alternative Democracy (MADEM G-15) candidate, received 53.6 percent of the vote,…

Guinea Bissau awaits election results

Voters in the West African nation of Guinea Bissau are waiting on official election results, due on Wednesday, to determine who will replace outgoing President José Mário Vaz. The second-round runoff between Domingos Simões Pereira, the African Independence Party of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) candidate, and Úmaro Sissoco Embaló…

Algeria’s Tebboune follows win with appeals to opposition

With Abdelmadjid Tebboune winning the election in Algeria, the new president was quick to pivot toward the opposition with promises of meaningful constitutional reforms, and a national dialogue to move the nation beyond its political crisis. Tebboune made the overtures following Thursday’s elections, which saw him claim 58.2 percent of…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

On the eve of Algerian elections, no one appears the winner

Algerians are headed to the polls on Thursday for a presidential election postponed since April 18, but after a long year of heady highs and disappointing lows, in the end there are real questions about who will even be participating – and worse, how the country will recover from yet…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

Namibia’s Geingob claims win but opponents challenge results

President Hage Geingob is claiming victory in this week’s election in Namibia, but opposition leaders already say they’re challenging the outcome and the country’s Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN). Geingob was holding a strong lead late Saturday as the ECN updated voting results. With more than 90 percent of the…

Namibia delays election results announcement with Geingob in lead

Officials in Namibia say preliminary results from this week’s presidential election will be reported instead on Saturday because of delays in counting results that “could not be finalized as expected.” “The ECN experienced unexpected connectivity challenges in certain constituencies relating to the transmission of election results,” said the Electoral Commission…

Geingob holds lead in early Namibian election results

President Hage Geingob was holding an early lead late Thursday as the country’s Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) continued to count votes in this week’s presidential election. With roughly a fourth of the southern African nation’s constituencies counted, Geingob and his ruling South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) party held…

Guinea Bissau: Vaz is voted out, now what happens?

In the West African nation of Guinea Bissau, incumbent President José Mário Vaz has lost this week’s presidential election, according to provisional results released Wednesday by the country’s National Election Commission. The results show that Domingos Simões Pereira , the African Independence Party of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) candidate, came…

Mozambique certifies Frelimo election win

The National Election Commission (CNE) in Mozambique has certified the victory of President Filipe Nyusi and the Frelimo party following the disputed October 15 elections, although at least eight members of the commission dissented and said the CNE failed to guarantee a fair process. Nyusi won with 73 percent of…

Masisi, BDP declared election winners in Botswana

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has been declared winner following this week’s elections in Botswana, with his Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) claiming the necessary seats in parliament to secure his next five-year term. The country’s chief justice, Terrence Rannowane, made the announcement Friday morning after verifying that the BDP had met the…