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Elections in Mali: Who are the candidates?

Soumaïla Cissé and fellow candidates sign up/Photo©Emmanuel Daou BakaryA crowd of candidates line up as Bamako presses on with 28 July polls.

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Ananse: A challenge to ‘democracy at all costs’

Ghanaian currency, the cedi/Photo©ReutersOccasionally Anansi pines for a good old-fashioned enlightened dictatorship to whip those weak-willed politicians into shape.

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Raucous start for Zimbabwe elections

A member of the Zimbabwean police force waits to cast his vote in the capital, Harare July 14, 2013/Photo©ReutersZimbabwe's crunch elections got off to a chaotic start on Sunday as hundreds of police officers shoved and pushed, breaking windows at a polling station in Mount Pleasant, Harare as they protested the irregular conduct of elections.

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Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai enters presidential election with heavy heart

Tsvangirai says he will convene an international conference to mobilise financial support in the first 100 days after winning elections/Photo©ReutersZimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai launched his election campaign on Sunday, saying he is participating in the polls "with a heavy heart".



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Lalao Ravalomanana: Madagascar's ex first lady, an undaunted presidential candidate

Lalao ravalomanana, former first lady of Madagascar, is a candidate in the pending presidential elections/Photo©RivaPressThe wife of the former president is one of the frontrunners in the 23 August elections, but her husband's role in the campaign remains ambiguous.

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Zimbabwe: Sadc wants reforms before elections

Zimbabwe's president Mugabe early June declared an election date before the conclusion of outstanding reforms.Southern African Development Community (Sadc) leaders at the weekend told Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to push for an extension to general elections he wants held by July 31 and allow for urgent reforms to be implemented.

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Guinea's high-risk elections

Opposition supporters in guinea have said they will return to the streets as often as it takes to get fair elections/Photo©CELLOU BINANI/AFPPlanned for 30 June, legislative elections are a cause of heightened tensions between the government and the opposition.

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