Kenya:Ruling Jubilee, Nasa Plot for Election Storm

[Nation] The ruling Jubilee Party has employed a broad spectrum of strategies to legitimise President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the elections scheduled for October 26 after his main challenger Raila Odinga withdrew from the race citing an uneven playing field.

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Africa: Africa Leads the Way in Election Technology, but There’s a Long Way to Go

[Democracy Works] Kenya’s recently annulled elections will soon be re-run, but the long-term questions they raised about election management are still unanswered. The spotlight is on the work of international observer teams, but there are also much wider questions of electoral capacity – problems that extend to the top of the African Union, and thence across the whole continent.

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Liberia: ‘I Am… That Generational Change’ – Presidential Candidate

[Observer] The political leader of the opposition Liberia Restoration Party (LRP), Macdella Cooper, says President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s recent statement on generational change is a clear endorsement of her presidency as the next person to succeed her.

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Zimbabwe: Nkosana Moyo Scoffs at Coalition Talks

[The Herald] Presidential aspirant Dr Nkosana Moyo yesterday scoffed at MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai’s proposed coalition of opposition parties ahead of next year’s harmonised elections, describing it as a gathering of weak political groupings.Addressing a handful of people at a Bulawayo hotel, Dr Moyo said he would soon launch a political party, the Alliance for People’s Agenda (APA), to contest the 2018 elections.

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