Denmark election: Centre-left bloc comes out on top

Denmark’s centre-left has secured the most votes in a general election widely seen as a confidence vote in the country’s leader. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s “red bloc” of parties has secured the required 90 seats to form a government. Her…

Sweden enters political limbo in a razor-tight general election

Sweden awoke Monday to the prospect of weeks of political uncertainty after neither of the country’s blocs secured a clear governing majority in elections that saw another boost for a far-right party that is now the country’s second largest. With…

Kenya election 2022: Supreme Court confirms William Ruto’s victory against Raila Odinga

Kenya’s Supreme Court has ruled that William Ruto was properly elected president, dismissing several petitions seeking to annul the result of the 9 August election. His rival, Raila Odinga, and others had alleged that massive fraud, including tampering with results…

Mourners gather in Angola for funeral of former president Dos Santos amid election results dispute

Angolans and foreign dignitaries gathered on Sunday for the funeral of long-serving ex-leader José Eduardo dos Santos, who died in Spain in July, but whose burial was delayed by a family request for an autopsy. The funeral of Dos Santos,…

Kenya Elections 2022: Raila Odinga and William Ruto in tight race for president

Logistical delays and a failure of the identification kit in some parts of the country marred a largely peaceful election day in Kenya. Polls are now officially closed but voting has been extended in places which opened late. This vote…

Italian PM Mario Draghi resigns after week of turmoil

A year-and-a-half after he was appointed as Italy’s unelected head of a unity government, Mario Draghi has resigned as prime minister. He told President Sergio Mattarella he was standing down after three parties in his government refused to back him…

*Buried in rubble of 21-storey Ikoyi building, surrounded by corpses, we thought the end had come – Survivors (Punch)*Lagos bridges turn abodes for hoodlums (Sun)

Buried in rubble of 21-storey Ikoyi building, surrounded by corpses, we thought the end had come – Survivors (Punch) He shook his head intermittently in disbelief, wiping off tears with his right palm. For about two minutes, Nurudeen Solagbade, could…

Opposition candidate Neves wins Cape Verde election

Opposition candidate and former Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves won Cape Verde’s presidential election on Sunday, as his main rival, the ruling party’s flagbearer Carlos Veiga, conceded defeat. Neves, 61, who served as prime minister from 2000-2016, will inherit the…

Elections are for kindling old flames

Everyone said I had to vote but I didn’t really see the need for the stress leading up to the polls owing to the tension of the postponement and the fact that I had long moved away from where I…

Buhari thanks Tinubu, Amaechi and Oshiomhole for victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked the trio of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Rotoimi Amaechi and Adams Oshiomhole for his victory in the presidential elections of Saturday February 23, 2019. In a 12 paragraph statement, Buhari who beat his main rival, Atiku…

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