APRNEWS - President Trump on Monday said it was time to “investigate the investigators,” doubling down on Attorney General Bill Barr’s summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings in the Russia investigation.
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APRNEWS - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s announcement on Monday that he would not seek a fifth term in office left many shocked. Yet there was also concern that his decision to postpone the presidential election may be a ploy to cling to power.
APRNEWS - President Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is in early lead as INEC collated presidential election results of 15 local government areas of Lagos state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that APC won in most of the local government results declared so far in the much awaited collation.
APRNEWS - Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari defended his first term in office at a political meeting in Kano, the largest commercial city in northern Nigeria, in front of tens of thousands of supporters.
Governor Issa Moussa of Zinder and Maradi State Governor, Zakiri Umar, both from the Republic of Niger, were in Kano State to rally support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.
APRNEWS - The number of people killed in an Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has risen to 443, health authorities have announced, as new President Felix Tshisekedi began his first full day in office on Friday.
APRNEWS - The competing claims followed a disorderly election day on Sunday in which many Congolese were unable to vote due to an Ebola outbreak, conflict and logistical problems.
The vote is meant to choose a successor to outgoing President Joseph Kabila after 18 years in power and could lead to the vast central African country’s first ever democratic transition.
APRNEWS - Andry Rajoelina has been declared the winner of a runoff presidential election, according to full provisional results released on Thursday by the electoral commission.
The High Constitutional Court has nine days from Thursday to decide whether to confirm the provisional results. Rajoelina’s rival Marc Ravalomanana on Sunday alleged fraud.
APRNEWS - Thousands of voting machines and ballot boxes due to be used in the December 23 presidential election have been gutted by fire at a warehouse in Congo’s capital, Kinshasa.
APRNEWS - Cameroonian President Paul Biya will be sworn in for a seventh term amid heightened tensions on Tuesday, a day after 79 students were kidnapped from a school in the country’s restive English-speaking northwest region.
APRNEWS - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Barack Obama made dueling election appearances on Sunday, offering sharply different views on the country’s problems but agreeing on the high stakes for voters in the final 48 hours of a tight campaign.