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Five tasks for Ghana's incoming president

As the first round of Ghana's elections begin on 7 December, Franklin Cudjoe, executive director of Ghana's IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, sets out five key priorities for the next administration. The second round of Ghana's national elections end on 28 December, bringing in a government that must manage record revenue from the oil and gas sector and try to meet the rising demands of the population

 

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Ghana's perfect election – shame about the toxic politics

Ghana Flag/Photo©ReutersIt has been the longest-ever election campaign and it could be the closest, with polls suggesting there is less than a 5% gap between the leading candidates, President John Mahama and Nana Akufo Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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World's most expensive election campaign on trial as US voters hit the polls

Photo©ReutersA fierce US presidential campaign in battleground states has come to a close after presidential candidates, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, on Monday wound up their campaign rallies.

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Zimbabwe: New electoral law can be manipulated

Zimbabwe's independent electoral commission says candidates in next year's polls will be required to produce authorisation certificates from their political parties to avoid a situation where parties field more than one candidate.

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Zimbabwe: President Mugabe's polls proposal dismissed

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe wants the country's next election to be held in March 2013President Robert Mugabe has proposed that the southern African country have elections next March, but his rivals quickly dismissed the timeline as unfeasible.



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Ethiopian Muslims in election tug of war with government

Ethiopian Muslims have accused the government of promoting an alien branch of IslamThe Muslim community in Ethiopia continued with its demands for the release of their jailed colleagues, ahead of new leadership polls for the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council (EIASC) next month.

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Draft constitution and election discord in Zimbabwe

Map of ZimbabweZimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF has threatened that it will push for elections before the implementation of eagerly awaited reforms if its coalition partners reject amendments the party made to the country's draft constitution.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2012 16:08

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