Nigeria: Election Commission Tackles Opposition Leader On Use of Smart Card Readers

[Premium Times] The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, Thursday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of making a U-turn on its plan to use Smart Card Readers (SCR) in the upcoming 2019 elections.

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Zimbabwe: Is the Motlanthe Commission a High-Level PR Stunt?

[ISS] The killing of six unarmed civilians by Zimbabwe’s military on 1 August, two days after polling in the country’s general elections, was a huge setback for an otherwise well-laid plan by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to push a narrative that his election victory would herald the dawn of a new dispensation.

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Mauritius: Get Some Exercise, and Call Me in the Morning – New Script for Doctors

[WHO] A workshop on implementation of exercise prescription in Mauritius was held on 03 December 2018 at Gold Crest Hotel, Quatre Bornes. Dr Anwar Husnoo, the Minister of Health and Quality of Life in his speech, reiterated the government strong commitment to fight the NCD scourge.

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A British academic is jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates

The couple in happier times AFTER FIVE months in solitary confinement, his final court appearance lasted barely five minutes. On November 21st a court in Abu Dhabi convicted a British academic of espionage and sentenced him to life in prison

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Nigeria: Probe Campaign Spending By Saraki, Others, Serap Asks INEC

[Vanguard] Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), requesting him to “promptly, thoroughly and effectively investigate allegation that Senate President Bukola Saraki spent between N200m and N400m in every state, except the six South-West states, to influence the outcome of the 2015 elections for the All Progressives Congress (APC).”

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