Politics - Elections
  • Sierra Leone begins voter registration soon
    08 january 2002 17:19:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Registration of voters for Sierra Leone's presidential and parliamentary election on 14 May will be held from 24 January to 7 February 2002, it was announced in Freetown. Full text...

  • Kenyan opposition wants early elections to save economy
    07 january 2002 19:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's official opposition party Monday called for snap general elections before the end of the current financial year, saying that the government had exhausted the funds for running the country. Full text...

  • Congo's Denis Sassou-Nguesso promises free and fair polls
    07 january 2002 18:11:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso has promised to abide by this year's electoral calendar and ensure openness during the various polls. Full text...

  • Congo sets up national electoral commission
    06 january 2002 17:10:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo Brazzaville Saturday set up a national electoral commission (CONEL) in charge of organising the elections expected this year. Full text...

  • Benin sets local elections for December
    06 january 2002 11:45:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin will hold its local government elections in December 2002, the cabinet said Saturday in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe reiterates ban on EU election observers
    04 january 2002 14:36:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Friday reiterated its opposition to a European Union (EU) demand to send election observers for its March presidential poll, accusing the group of electoral bias and a propensity to interfere in the internal affairs of the southern African country. Full text...

  • Lusaka quiet after post-election tensions
    03 january 2002 17:11:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian capital, Lusaka, was Thursday in relative calm, after clashes between opposition supporters and security forces in post-election violence just before the swearing-in Wednesday of Levy Mwanawasa as the country's new President. Full text...

  • Sierra Leonean electoral commission sensitises voters
    02 january 2002 21:58:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leone's National Electoral Commission has embarked on a 15-day campaign to sensitise voters ahead of the 14 May 2002 parliamentary and presidential election. Full text...

  • Zambians appeal to new leader to mend fences with opposition
    02 january 2002 17:17:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambians Wednesday called on newly- elected President Levy Mwanawasa to work at resolving differences between his government and the opposition parties. Full text...

  • Zambian Court permits declaration of contested election results
    02 january 2002 10:00:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Seven opposition leaders who Tuesday petitioned for a recount of votes at Thursday's presidential polls in Zambia have lost the court battle, after Judge Peter Chitengi ruled Wednesday morning that the Lusaka High Court lacked competence on the matter. Full text...

  • EU observer mission denies sympathising with Zambian opposition
    01 january 2002 15:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The European Union's observer mission to the elections in Zambia has dismissed allegations that it was siding with the opposition to undermine and discredit the authorities in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Opposition supporters besiege Zambian Supreme Court
    01 january 2002 12:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Thousands of demonstrators thronged the Zambian Supreme Court in Lusaka Tuesday in solidarity with seven opposition leaders, who were trying to block the inauguration of a new President scheduled for Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambian Opposition Parties Want Donors to Direct Polls
    31 december 2001 20:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian opposition parties Monday resolved to invite donors to supervise future national elections. Full text...

  • NGOs demand resignation of Zambian poll Commissioner
    31 december 2001 18:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Oasis Forum, grouping five Zambian faith-based Associations and NGOs, has demanded the immediate resignation of the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) Chairman, Justice Bobby Bwalya. Full text...

  • Zambian students decry drag over election results
    31 december 2001 17:26:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Students from Evelyn Hone College and the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) Monday added their voices to a growing concern across Zambia over delays in the release of results from last Thursday's presidential election. Full text...

  • Zambian opposition leader denies declaring himself poll winner
    31 december 2001 11:45:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Monday refuted allegations that its leader, Anderson Mazoka, had declared himself winner of the country's 27 December presidential election. Full text...

  • Zambian Govt dismisses rumours about MMD candidate
    30 december 2001 19:57:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's chief government spokesman Vernon Mwaanga has dismissed the rumour that the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy presidential candidate, Levy Mwanawasa, has been flown to South Africa for emergence medical treatment after collapsing. Full text...

  • Slow release of Zambia's election results worries observers
    30 december 2001 14:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Carter Center Sunday expressed concern about the slowness of the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) in announcing preliminary results of Thursday's presidential, parliamentary and local government elections. Full text...

  • Zambia's opposition petition initial election results
    30 december 2001 12:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Seven of the 10 opposition presidential candidates in the 27 December presidential, parliamentary and local government elections in Zambia have petitioned the returning officer, Chief Justice Matthew Ngulube, over the initial results announced by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ). Full text...

  • Tension brews in Zambia over delayed elections' results
    30 december 2001 11:10:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Tension has gripped Zambia before the announcement of official results in Thursday's presidential, parliamentary and local government elections, prompting former Nigerian head of state, Gen. Full text...

  • Zambian opposition leader criticised for claiming poll victory
    29 december 2001 16:44:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's chief government spokesman Vernon Mwaanga, has expressed disappointment at opposition leader Anderson Mazoka's self-declared victory in Thursday's presidential elections in the country. Full text...

  • Uncertainty grips Zambia as Mazoka declares himself president
    29 december 2001 14:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- As political uncertainty and tension sweeps across Zambia, dozens of cars, vans and mini-buses laden with supporters of "victorious" United Party for National Development (UPND) Saturday paraded along Lusaka's main thoroughfares singing and chanting victory songs, and honking their horns. Full text...

  • Zambian opposition leader declares himself winner
    29 december 2001 12:17:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- In an unprecedented move, Zambian opposition leader Anderson Mazoka Saturday declared himself as winner in the country's presidential elections held on Thursday. Full text...

  • Delayed election results worry Zambians
    29 december 2001 10:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambians, joined by opposition leader Anderson Mazoka of the United Party for National Development's (UPND), Saturday woke up expecting to hear news of their next president. Full text...

  • Zambia's final poll results expected Saturday
    28 december 2001 17:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's full presidential, parliamentary and local government elections are expected to be proclaimed early Saturday, the country's the Electoral Commission said in Lusaka Friday. Full text...

  • Ruling party trails in preliminary election results
    28 december 2001 13:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Preliminary elections results announced by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) in Lusaka Friday show that the presidential race was a stiff contest between the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) and the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND). Full text...

  • Dearth of electoral materials worries opposition
    27 december 2001 12:53:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Reports that electoral materials have not arrived in certain parts of the country are worrisome to opposition parties engaged in presidential, parliamentary and local government elections on Thursday in Zambia. Full text...

  • Chiluba cast ballot in hometown Ndola
    27 december 2001 12:32:00
    Ndola- Zambia (PANA) -- Flanked by presidential affairs minister Eric Silwamba and Regina Mwanza, women chairperson of the ruling party,Zambian President Frederick Chiluba on Thursday voted around 11:00 a. Full text...

  • One constituency complains no ballot papers to vote
    27 december 2001 09:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Voting in Zambia 's presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections at some polling stations in Matero constituency failed to commence on scheduled Thursday due to the non-delivery of ballot papers and other electoral materials. Full text...

  • Zambians criticise Kaunda for return to partisan politics
    27 december 2001 08:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- As Zambians turned out in thousands early Thursday morning to vote in presidential, parliamentary and local government elections, there is mounting public outcry over the return to partisan politics by Zambia's former President, Kenneth Kaunda. Full text...

  • Zambians vote under threatening wet weather
    27 december 2001 08:45:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian voters began casting their ballots at dusk Thursday in presidential, parliamentary and local government elections to usher in a new government. Full text...

  • Zambian leader warns against using unorthodox methods to power
    26 december 2001 20:39:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Frederick Chiluba Wednesday in Lusaka warned opposition parties for inciting Zambians to revolt against his party if it won Thursday's poll. Full text...

  • Zambian leader blames maize shortage on "political intrigue"
    26 december 2001 19:51:00
    Ndola- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Frederick Chiluba has blamed the shortage of maize in the country, and the subsequent decline in his party's popularity, on "political intrigue. Full text...

  • Zambians go to the polls Thursday
    26 december 2001 09:25:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia holds a general election Thursday with eleven political parties vying for the country's presidency, parliamentary seats and representation in local governments. Full text...

  • Cameroon's opposition rejects poll observatory
    24 december 2001 23:31:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Executive Committee of a faction of the opposition Union of Cameroon's People (UPC) has called for the removal of the National Elections Observatory (ONEL) and the creation of an Independent Election Commission. Full text...

  • Former leader Kaunda joins campaign trail for opposition
    24 december 2001 20:25:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- With only three days to a crucial tripartite poll, former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda has left retirement for the campaign trail. Full text...

  • NDI trains agents ahead of Zambian elections
    24 december 2001 20:11:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The US-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) has trained more than 50 000 election agents in readiness for Zambia's presidential, parliamentary and council elections coming up 27 December. Full text...

  • Survey tips Mazoka, Mwanawasa frontrunners in Zambian election
    24 december 2001 19:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- An opinion poll ahead of Zambia's presidential election coming up 27 December has tipped Anderson Mazoka of the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) and Levy Mwanawasa of the ruling Movement for Multi Party Democracy (MMD) leading contenders. Full text...

  • Kagame re-elected chairman of ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front
    24 december 2001 13:40:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- President Paul Kagame was on Sunday re- elected Chairman of the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) by a special two-day convention in Kigali, official sources said. Full text...

  • Food at centre of Zambian elections campaign
    23 december 2001 12:53:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Food, particularly maize, is at the centre of the campaign for Zambia's presidential, parliamentary and local elections to be held on 27 December. Full text...

  • Zambians search their minds for a new leader
    21 december 2001 09:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- In what pundits say would be the keenest presidential race since independence 37 years ago, most Zambians remain undecided who to vote for, less than a week to election day on 27 December. Full text...

  • Retired magistrate heads Ivorian electoral committee
    20 december 2001 21:59:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A retired Ivorian magistrate, Camille Hoguie, has been appointed chairman of the Independent Electoral Committee (CEI). Full text...

  • Cabinet sets 23 December as election day in Gabon
    20 december 2001 14:39:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's cabinet has set 23 December as a date for the re-run of its first round of parliamentary elections in eight constituencies, officials sources said. Full text...

  • Zambia's electoral body says ballot papers not ready
    20 december 2001 13:49:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- With only a week before Zambians go to the polls, Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) chairman Bobby Bwalya has revealed that the commission has not printed ballot papers to be used during the elections on 27 December. Full text...

  • Former Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda calls for coalition
    20 december 2001 12:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda Thursday appealed to Zambian voters in next week's elections to remove the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) from power and replace it with a new breed of young leaders who will rebuild the country's shattered economy. Full text...

  • Gabonese opposition leader urges supporters to vote Sunday
    19 december 2001 21:54:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The leader of the opposition National Lumberjacks Rally/Rally for Gabon (RNB-RPG), Paul Mba Abessole, Wednesday called for a massive vote by his supporters during Sunday's second round parliamentary elections in Libreville. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe extends voter registration to Sunday
    19 december 2001 20:34:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean election officials Wednesday extended a voter registration exercise for next year's presidential election, due to have ended on 19 December, to Sunday to enable more people register. Full text...

  • Congolese government issues electoral calendar
    18 december 2001 22:18:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo's constitutional referendum is to be held in January 2002 while first the round of presidential elections are scheduled March, the country's minister of communication and government spokesman Francois Ibovi, announced in Brazzaville Tuesday. Full text...

  • Fear of vote rigging grips Zambia ahead of presidential polls
    18 december 2001 17:29:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The opposition in Zambia has expressed fears that the ruling Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) would rig the country's presidential, parliamentary and local government elections scheduled for 27 December. Full text...

  • Zambian opposition advocates grassroots administration
    18 december 2001 16:35:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Two Opposition political parties taking part in this year's elections have said they would maintain positions of District Administrators, if elected into office, the Zambian News Agency reported. Full text...

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