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French voters cast ballots for left-wing presidential nominee

French voters were casting ballots on Sunday in a nationwide primary to choose who will be the left-wing's nominee for president.

Akufo-Addo sworn in as new Ghana president; parallels drawn to Gambia

Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn in Saturday as Ghana's new president, in a ceremony applauded for its easy transition of power.

Gambian authorities shut down broadcaster, union says

Gambian authorities have shut down Taranga FM, a privately owned commercial radio station, the Gambia Press Union said early Monday.

Gambian president sends defiant message in New Year's address

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh on Saturday said an ECOWAS decision to send troops to ensure a peaceful transition of power following his election loss was "a declaration of war," and reiterated...

Burundi's president may seek office again, despite term limit

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said he may seek a fourth term, if the East African country's citizens should want him to run for office in 2020.

Obama expels diplomats, orders sanctions over Russian hacking

US President Barack Obama on Thursday expelled 35 Russian diplomats and ordered sanctions on Russian intelligence services over what the US government says was Moscow-ordered interference in the...

Gambia's neighbours send troops to secure new president

The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) has decided to send troops to ensure a peaceful transition of power in Gambia following the incumbent president's refusal to accept that he...

Reports: US will soon take measures against Moscow for hacking

Outgoing US President Barack Obama will announce measures in the coming days to punish Moscow for alleged Russian hacking that interfered in the recent US presidential elections, US media reported...

Macedonian election score remains unchanged after repeat poll

The around 700 voters registered in the Macedonian village Tearci who were eligible to cast their ballots in a repeat of December 11 parliamentary polls could have changed the outcome of the...

Repeat vote in village may alter outcome of Macedonian elections

Macedonian authorities on Wednesday ordered a repeat vote at a single polling station which may swing the outcome of December 11 parliamentary elections.

Ivoirian elections return ruling coalition to power

Parliamentary elections in the Ivory Coast returned the governing coalition of President Alassane Ouattara to power, with 155 seats in the 255 seat legislature, the country's electoral commission...

Trump's victory sealed in US Electoral College vote

Donald Trump on Monday received the outcome he expected from the US Electoral College, a majority among its 538 members, sealing his victory in the US presidential election and clearing the way...

Electors begin voting in final stage of US presidential election

Members of the US Electoral College have begun voting in their respective states to make the definitive decision in the presidential election.

Ivory Coast elections expected to strengthen President Ouattara

Ivory Coast polling stations closed Sunday after a peaceful parliamentary election that was expected to deliver a comfortable victory to President Alassane Ouattara's ruling coalition.

Seven candidates confirmed for French left parties primary

Seven candidates were confirmed Saturday to take part in a primary organized by France's ruling Socialist party and allies, ruling out two politicians who had put their bid forward.