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How the Nigerian electoral race was won

Photo©Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFPWith less money than its rivals, the APC poached ruling party dissidents and used technology and social media to get its message out and monitor the vote.

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Anansi - High-tech elections meet hard-headed stockbrokers

Photo©ReutersOne of the few incontrovertible facts about Africa's elections is that stock markets tend to ignore political disputes.

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Large turn out as Ghana presidential polls open

A ruling party supporter holds up a mock ballot paper for President John Dramani Mahama in Accra ahead of 7 December election. © Gabriela Barnuevo/AP/SIPAA large turnout was recorded at polling stations across Ghana when voting began at 7 AM on Friday in crucial presidential and parliamentary elections.

 

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Ghana's long, hot political summer

The introduction of biometric registration measures is expected to eliminate double registrations and other rigging attempts/Photo/ReutersTempers are fraying in the country's longest ever national election campaign, and there are still six months to go.

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Cameroon
: Change, but at 
a snail's pace




President Biya, 79, has shaken up both party and government, reshuffling the cards in the succession competition/Photo/ReutersThe government is slowly accepting the demands made by the opposition, but only when the changes do not threaten President Biya's autocratic regime

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Ghana's election watch: The vote starts here

To spend or not to spend $20-50m on a biometric register has been a tough question for Mills/Photo/XU SUHUI/XINHUA/SIPA PRESSPoliticians and their supporters are hell-bent on convincing the electorate that only their party has the know-how and integrity to run the new oil economy

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