APRNEWS - US President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants to overhaul the immigration system to favor educated, English-speaking applicants with job offers instead of people with family ties to Americans, a plan with little chance of advancing in Congress.
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APRNEWS - Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday cautioned the country's newly elected provincial governors, many allied to his predecessor Joseph Kabila, to align themselves to his vision and steer clear of corruption.
APRNEWS - Togo’s parliament has voted a constitutional change allowing President Faure Gnassingbe, whose family has ruled the small West African country since 1967, to run two more times and potentially remain in power until 2030.
APRNEWS - The African National Congress faced its toughest electoral test on Wednesday as it sought to reverse a slide in support from voters frustrated by graft and racial inequalities a generation after it won power in South Africa’s first all-race poll.
APRNEWS - South Africans voting for a new national parliament on May 8 will have 48 parties to choose from — more than at any election since the end of white minority rule in 1994.
Many more political parties are contesting elections for nine provincial legislatures to be held on the same day.
APRNEWS - South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa has been addressing rallies across the country, hoping to persuade an electorate of 27 million to back the ruling African National Congress (ANC) one more time in the May 8 general elections.
APRNEWS - Tunisia’s electoral commision on Wednesday announced that it will conduct parliamentary elections on October 6 and presidential polls on November 10.
APRNEWS - The Constitutional Court of Senegal has confirmed the re-election of President Macky Sall in last month’s presidential election.
APRNEWS - Venezuela's self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido called Sunday for two new protests, in an effort to push the military to turn against leader Nicolas Maduro and back a European ultimatum demanding free elections within the week.
APRNEWS - Congo’s coalition opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu, said on his return to Kinshasa on Wednesday that he wanted credible elections in which every voter’s ballot counts.
Speaking at the airport, Fayulu, of the Lakuma coalition, said he opposed the controversial voting machines which have been a major bone of contention amongst all opposition candidates.