Nigeria: APC Screens Lokpobiri, 6 Others for Bayelsa Governorship

[Daily Trust] Yenagoa -The National Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has screened the immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, the ex-Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) Mr Frankland Briyai, and three other governorship aspirants of the party for the August 29 Bayelsa State governorship primary of the party slated for Yenagoa, the state capital.

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South Africa: IEC Will ‘Spare No Effort’ to Ensure Party Funding Act in Place Before 2021 Local Govt Elections

[News24Wire] The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) expects that by the time the 2021 local government elections roll around, legislation will be in place so that South Africans know who funds political parties.

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Zimbabwe: Corruption, Military Role Overshadowing Mnangagwa’s Efforts

[New Zimbabwe] Positives realised by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration following the removal of his predecessor Robert Mugabe have been overshadowed by failure to respect human rights and define the role of the military in governance.

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Tunisia’s fragile democracy faces a stiff test

FOR A MOMENT, a looming political crunch in Tunisia looked like it would arrive earlier than expected. On June 27th the president, Beji Caid Essebsi, was rushed to hospital after an unspecified “health crisis”. The news capped a chaotic week in the only country to emerge from the Arab spring with a democracy

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