Politics - Elections
  • Tanzania: Magufuli hails Museveni’s re-election in Uganda
    25 february 2016 08:18:08
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli has sent a congratulatory message to Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni following his re-election on 18 February, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, East Africa, Regional and International Cooperation said in a statement released in Dar es Salaam on Thursday. Full text...

  • Uganda: EU observes state intimidation, ballot stuffing in Uganda poll
    20 february 2016 16:31:28
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has cited the Ugandan Electoral Commission for its lack of independence and the state intimidation of political rivals as key factors that affected transparent, free and fair conduct of the Presidential elections in Uganda. Full text...

  • Uganda: Museveni on course for fifth term in Uganda’s presidential poll
    19 february 2016 11:01:40
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Incumbent Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is on course to maintain his three-decade long stranglehold on power from the provisional election results announced early on Friday. Full text...

  • Uganda: Voting underway in tense presidential poll in Uganda
    18 february 2016 11:55:53
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Ugandan voters formed long queues at polling stations on Thursday to choose their next leader in a Presidential and Parliamentary vote marred by delays in the delivery of poll material and cases of isolated violence in some polling stations, PANA reported. Full text...

  • UN: UN, partners to closely coordinate efforts ahead of DR Congo elections
    18 february 2016 07:46:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations and its international partner organizations say they are closely following the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), particularly in view of the upcoming elections in the country, a UN statement said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • CAR: Voters in Central African Republic go to the polls in run-off elections
    14 february 2016 06:31:17
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Voters in the Central African Republic (CAR) go to the polls on Sunday in the second round of presidential and legislative elections with security, peace and the economy of the war-torn country being some of the most important issues. Full text...

  • UN: Ban calls for peaceful, credible elections in Central African Republic
    14 february 2016 05:10:03
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all Central Africans, including the candidates, to ensure that Sunday's presidential run-off and the new round of legislative elections, Sunday are conducted in a peaceful and credible manner. Full text...

  • US: US pledges to help CAR 'find the peace it deserves'
    14 february 2016 05:08:46
    Washington, US (PANA) - The US has pledged to help the Central African Republic (CAR), which goes to the polls on Sunday in the runoff of presidential and legislative elections, to find the peace and and stability it deserves after years of turmoil. Full text...

  • CAR: Ahead of elections in CAR, UN urges candidates to focus on children's needs
    13 february 2016 08:27:24
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - As voters in the Central African Republic (CAR) prepare for the second round of presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has urged the candidates to make strong commitments to invest in the survival, education and protection of children to ensure lasting peace in the country. Full text...

  • Zambia:New nomination fees for election candidates worry Zambian NGO
    05 february 2016 18:12:20
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Women for Change (WfC), a Zambian gender-focused non-governmental organisation, has condemned the decision by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to hike nomination fees for parliamentary candidates in this year’s general election. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU elects new members of its Peace and Security Council
    28 january 2016 18:03:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African foreign ministers on Thursday elected new members of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) bringing on board Congo Republic, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia to hold seats on the 15-member Council for three years, PANA reported Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council says upcoming West Africa votes should be free, fair, credible
    18 january 2016 06:27:55
    New York, US (PANA) - Welcoming positive political developments in West Africa, in particular the holding of peaceful elections in Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Côte-d'Ivoire, members of the UN Security Council have stressed the importance of the upcoming elections in Niger, Benin, Cabo Verde, Ghana and The Gambia to be “free, fair, peaceful, inclusive and credible.” Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy says election in Cote d’Ivoire opens new chapter
    13 january 2016 19:03:21
    New York, US (PANA) - Cote d’Ivoire's peaceful conclusion of its presidential election provides citizens with the opportunity to turn the page, start a new chapter in their nation’s history Full text...

  • Benin: 47 candidates to contest Benin's 28 February presidential election
    13 january 2016 10:27:19
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – Forty-seven candidates have filed their papers at the National Electoral Commission (CENA) to contest Benin's presidential election due on 28 February. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy in CAR hails first-round election results
    07 january 2016 22:54:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN envoy in Central African Republic (CAR), Mr. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, Thursday welcomed the announcement of the results of the first round of the presidential elections in the country. Full text...

  • UN: Top UN official in CAR meets presidential candidates
    07 january 2016 05:26:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) said on Wednesday that the top UN official in the country has met with 28 of the 30 presidential candidates in the capital, Bangui, just days after the first round of presidential and legislative elections. Full text...

  • Niger: OIF validates Niger's voters’ roll
    05 january 2016 11:12:35
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – Experts from the International Francophonie Organization (OIF), who Niger’s national independent electoral commission (CENI) charged to audit the voters’ roll, have validated the register. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Mission warns politicians in CAR to avoid carefree statements
    04 january 2016 11:23:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Asserting that the many malfunctions observed during the 30 December 2015 presidential and legislative elections in Central African Republic (CAR) were "not enough to taint the credibility of these polls", the African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) has called on candidates and political parties to avoid speech that could harm the climate of peace and cause confusion in the country before the announcement of results. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU urges CAR to ensure success of electoral process
    30 december 2015 21:27:21
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Wednesday called on political stakeholders in Central African Republic (CAR) to do all they can to ensure the success of the electoral process underway in the country and to lay the foundation for the restoration of lasting peace, security and reconciliation. Full text...

  • CAR: UN peacekeepers help provide security as CAR holds elections
    30 december 2015 16:26:08
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – United Nations peacekeepers were out in force at polling stations throughout Central African Republic (CAR) Wednesday as the country voted in presidential and legislative elections, a major step on the path to stability after two years of conflict between Muslims and Christians. Full text...

  • CAR: Voting begins in CAR presidential, parliamentary elections
    30 december 2015 10:03:35
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Voting on Wednesday began in the presidential and parliamentary elections in Central African Republic (CAR) that would climax a transition period after bloody fighting between Christian and Muslim militias claimed thousands of lives and displaced hundreds of thousands of citizens. Full text...

  • Belgium: OIF sends election observation mission to CAR
    29 december 2015 14:25:08
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – A delegation from the International Francophonie Organization (OIF), led by former Nigerien minister Boukar Mai Manga, has arrived in Bangui to monitor the parliamentary and presidential elections due for 30 December in the Central African Republic (CAR), according to an official communiqué issued here Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: ICC warns against violence during elections in Central African Republic
    23 december 2015 13:33:38
    New York, US (PANA) - The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ms. Fatou Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari calls for peaceful polls in Benin Repubic
    08 december 2015 21:20:03
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday commended the efforts made so far by outgoing President of Benin Republic Boni Yayi and the Beninoise National Electoral Commission to ensure a peaceful and transparent Presidential Election in the country next year. Full text...

  • DRC: New UN report highlights need to protect political, civil rights ahead of elections
    08 december 2015 11:00:06
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - A UN report published on Tuesday highlights a worrying clampdown on opposition, media and civil society in the DR Congo since the beginning of the year and stresses the need to guarantee political and civil rights ahead of key elections. Full text...

  • Ghana: President Mahama keeps Amissah-Arthur as running mate
    07 december 2015 21:02:32
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Mahama has decided to keep Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur as his running mate for the 2016 elections, saying he is happy to be running again with his hardworking Vice President. Full text...

  • UN: Ban welcomes peaceful elections in Burkina Faso
    01 december 2015 14:31:06
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday welcomed the Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Kaboré wins Burkina Faso presidential election
    01 december 2015 10:18:43
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Former Burkina Faso Prime Minister, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, has won presidential election in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief tasks Burkinabes on peaceful polls
    29 november 2015 17:15:57
    New York, US (PANA) - With presidential and legislative elections under way in Burkina Faso, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all national stakeholders to uphold their commitments throughout the process and urged them to ensure the polls are conducted peacefully. Full text...

  • Mauritius: 'Mauritius to examine AU’s recommendations on elections'
    13 november 2015 12:11:15
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth has said that the government will examine the recommendations made by the African Union Observer Mission on the National Assembly Elections held on 10 December 2014. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Candidates urged to avoid ethnic, religious speeches during campaign
    10 november 2015 09:25:27
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – A coalition of intellectuals, opinion leaders and activists on Tuesday urged the public and candidates in the 29 November presidential and parliamentary elections not to resort to ethnic and religious speeches during their campaigns. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief congratulates Ivorian President on re-election
    02 november 2015 19:40:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Welcoming the publication of the final results of the presidential election in Cote d’Ivoire by the Constitutional Council, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday congratulated President Alassane Ouattara on his re-election, as well as the people and government of the West African nation on the successful conclusion of the electoral process. Full text...

  • UN: UN welcomes 'peaceful and orderly' elections in Tanzania
    30 october 2015 13:22:35
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday congratulated Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC mission urges Tanzanian leadership to address snag in Zanzibar's elections
    29 october 2015 16:46:27
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Noting with concern the nullification of general elections in Zanzibar, the Head of the East African Community (EAC) Election Observation Mission (EOM), Arthur Moody Awori, Thursday urged the Tanzanian political leadership "to urgently address the situation for the sake of democracy and stability of the country." Full text...

  • Tanzania: NEC officially declares Magufuli president-elect of Tanzania
    29 october 2015 13:37:13
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania's next president is John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced here Thursday after tallying the results of the presidential election held 25 October 2015. Full text...

  • Tanzania: NEC to announce Tanzania's next president Friday
    29 october 2015 12:06:04
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania's National Electoral Commission (NEC) will on Friday announce the winner of the presidential election held on Sunday after receiving the poll results from all 264 constituencies across the country. Full text...

  • UN: Ban welcomes successful Ivorian presidential polls
    28 october 2015 12:57:07
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday welcomed the successful voting in Sunday's presidential elections in Cote d’Ivoire. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Commonwealth Observer Group commends Tanzanians for peaceful elections
    28 october 2015 10:26:48
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The Commonwealth Observer Group, headed by former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, has commended "the people of Tanzania for the peaceful and orderly manner in which they exercised their right to vote on 25 October 2015". Full text...

  • Tanzania: AU congratulates Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania for peaceful elections
    28 october 2015 09:33:50
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has congratulated the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and the United Republic of Tanzania for holding serene and peaceful elections on 25 October 2015. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Opposition accuses ruling party of meddling with Tanzanian poll results
    28 october 2015 08:01:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - With the ruling party's candidate in a commanding lead of the Tanzanian presidential race, the opposition alliance has accused Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) of tampering with results being released by the National Electoral Commission (NEC). Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: ECOWAS thumbs up Ivorian presidential election
    27 october 2015 14:43:44
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Sunday's presidential election in Cote d'Ivoire was ''free, transparent and organized in an acceptable manner'', according to the ECOWAS election observation mission for the poll. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Tanzania's ruling party candidate leads the race to State House
    27 october 2015 08:55:07
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - While the tallying of Tanzanian presidential ballots continued early on Tuesday, the ruling CCM party's candidate John Pombe Magufuli has maintained a seemingly unbeatable lead followed by former Prime Minister Edward Ngoyai Lowassa of CHADEMA party in a pack of eight contestants. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Ruling party candidate in early lead of presidential poll, Zanzibar's opposition claims victory
    26 october 2015 12:45:04
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Going by results announced so far from Sunday's presidential election, Tanzania's ruling CCM party is set to retain its hold on the country if its candidate, John Pombe Magufuli would maintain his lead. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Snags force Tanzania's election body to rerun polls in some areas
    26 october 2015 11:24:57
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania's National Electoral Commission (NEC) has ordered a repeat of presidential election in some local government areas while it is rescheduling civic polls in others due to various snags which hindered the voting exercise on Sunday when the country's electorate held general elections. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Tanzanians vote for new President
    25 october 2015 10:19:45
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Some 23 million voters are heading to the polls Sunday as Tanzania holds what is considered to be the most keenly-contested general elections since its independence 54 years ago. Full text...

  • Tanzania: 'General election results to be known within four days'
    25 october 2015 10:17:41
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - As Tanzanians vote Sunday in the country's fifth general elections since the introduction of multi-partyism in 1995, National Electoral Commission (NEC) chair Damian Lubuva has said the outcome of the polls should be known within four days. Full text...

  • UN: Ban tasks Ivorians on peaceful, transparent electoral process
    23 october 2015 21:28:07
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday tasked Ivorians to ensure a peaceful president election in the country on Sunday. Full text...

  • UN: Egypt, Senegal, Japan, Ukraine, Uruguay elected to serve on UN Security Council
    15 october 2015 18:51:00
    New York, US (PANA) - In one round of voting the UN General Assembly on Thursday elected Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges all political leaders in Guniea to maintain peaceful atmosphere
    13 october 2015 12:49:58
    New York, US (PANA) - After weekend polls in Guinea, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday encouraged all political leaders and national stakeholders to maintain the peaceful Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC deploys election observer mission to Tanzania
    13 october 2015 10:50:55
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) - A 55-member Elections Observer Mission of the East African Community (EAC) is due to arrive 18 October 2015 in Dar es Salaam ahead of the General Elections slated for 25 October 2015 in both Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar Isles, the EAC Secretariat said here Tuesday. Full text...

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