APRNEWS - A top French court on Friday rejected an appeal by former president Nicolas Sarkozy to avoid facing charges of illicit financing for his failed 2012 re-election bid, with a trial of the ex-head of state now appearing inevitable.
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APRNEWS - Togo’s opposition coalition has called for workers across the country to stay at home on Tuesday as campaigning starts for parliamentary elections later this month.
The West African nation’s main opposition has vowed to boycott elections over alleged fraud and is demanding President Faure Gnassingbe resign after more than a decade in power.
APRNEWS - A Spanish magistrate leading an investigation into alleged irregularities in Neymar’s move to Barcelona in 2013 said Wednesday the Brazilian superstar could face up to six years in prison.
APRNEWS - Mali’s president-elect Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was sworn-in for a second five-year term on Tuesday, in a low-key ceremony that was not attended by several of his peers who are in China for the 2018 Forum for Africa – China Cooperation, FOCAC.
APRNEWS - Mali’s leader Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will this tuesday be sworn in for a second five year term in office.
Keita was re-elected in an August 12 run-off election that pitted him against former finance minister Soumaila Cisse though the opposition refused to accept the outcome of the elections charging voter fraud.
APRNEWS - Mali’s presidential candidate, Soumalia Cissé said Sunday his staff had intercepted ballots in Bamako and Gao, which he said was evidence of electoral fraud in the run-off poll.