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Union Presidential Aspirant Denounces Results.

Union Presidential Aspirant Denounces Results.

    The Coalition of Four Opposition Parties, UKAWA, has expressed dissatisfaction with the ongoing Union presidential results tallying being announced by the National Electoral Commission (NEC), claiming that there were signs of vote rigging. Addressing reporters in Dar es Salaam, Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA), presidential candidate, Mr Edward Lowassa said that they [&hellip

Run-Off Parliamentary Elections Underway Across Egypt.

Run-Off Parliamentary Elections Underway Across Egypt.

  Egyptians are heading to the polls to cast their votes in the run-off parliamentary elections.   Polling stations opened at 9:00 local time a.m. on Tuesday in the capital, Cairo, and several other regions across the North African country. The run-off is scheduled to take place in two days.   Over 200 individual seats [&hellip

Refugees Continue to Reach Yemen by Sea Despite Conflict.

Refugees Continue to Reach Yemen by Sea Despite Conflict.

    Almost 70,000 refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants – primarily from Ethiopia and Somalia – have reached Yemen by sea so far this year, despite on-going conflict and a deepening humanitarian crisis there, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday. The strife-torn country now hosts 264,615 refugees, of whom 250,260 are Somali. More than half of the arrivals to [&hellip

Ivory Coast Election: Alassane Ouattara Wins Second Term.

Ivory Coast Election: Alassane Ouattara Wins Second Term.

    Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has won a second five-year term with nearly 84% of the vote, electoral commission officials say. Mr Ouattara won a total of 2,118,229 votes, or 83.66% of votes cast, the commission said. Turnout was 54.63%. Several opposition candidates pulled out of the campaign, complaining that it was not [&hellip

Professor Jay Wins Parliamentary Seat in Tanzania’s Elections.

Professor Jay Wins Parliamentary Seat in Tanzania’s Elections.

  Tanzanian Bongo artist Joseph Haule, popularly known as Professor Jay, is the newest celebrity Member of Parliament. The rapper was declared the new Mikumi constituency legislator in the just ended elections after garnering 32,259 votes. Professor Jay, who was vying on the opposition Chadema ticket, floored the Chama Cha Mapinduzi candidate by a razor-thin [&hellip

Egyptian Governor Quits After Deadly Floods Kill Several.

Egyptian Governor Quits After Deadly Floods Kill Several.

    Hani al-Messirial-Messiri, the governor of Alexandria, has resigned after floods killed at least seven people in the Egyptian northern city.   State television revealed Sunday that Prime Minister Sherif Ismail accepted the resignation of the governor of Alexandria.   Hours before his resignation, Messiri called the situation in Alexandria an “environmental catastrophe,” according [&hellip

Thousands Stage Anti-Israeli Rally in Casablanca.

Thousands Stage Anti-Israeli Rally in Casablanca.

  Tens of thousands of protesters have held a massive rally in Morocco’s port city of Casablanca to show their anger at Zionist regime’s aggressive policies toward the Palestinians.   According to Press TV, the protesters marched down the streets of Morocco’s commercial hub to denounce the policies of the Tel Aviv regime.   The massive rally was organized [&hellip

Afghanistan-Pakistan Earthquake Leaves Hundreds Dead.

Afghanistan-Pakistan Earthquake Leaves Hundreds Dead.

    More than 260 people have died, mostly in Pakistan, after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan. Tremors from the quake were also felt in northern India and Tajikistan. At least 12 of the victims were Afghan schoolgirls killed in a crush as they tried to get out of their building.   The earthquake [&hellip

Chadema’s Matiko Wins Tarime Seat.

Chadema’s Matiko Wins Tarime Seat.

Chadema’s Ester Matiko has won Tarime Urban constituency by a big margin to become the first woman to clinch a parliamentary seat in 2015 election. According to the National Electoral Commission Ms Matiko garnered some 20,000 votes to lead the race by over 5,000 votes against her main opponent from the ruling party CCM Michale [&hellip

166 Held Over ‘Unlawful Social Media Posting’ Of 2015 Election Results.

166 Held Over ‘Unlawful Social Media Posting’ Of 2015 Election Results.

    Police in Dar es Salaam have arrested 166 people in connection with ‘‘unlawful posting to social media network’’ unverified election results contrary to established regulations. Speaking from the Central Police Command Post, the Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police Commander, Mr Suleiman Kova, said the suspects were found in different locations in Dar [&hellip