Information Regulator Pansy Tlakula says social media platforms need stricter policies which are more in line with national laws, as the country grapples with the effect of fake news and disinformation during elections. Speaking at a Cape Town gathering of delegates from 34 election management bodies from across Africa, Tlakula[…]
African electoral bodies are meeting in South Africa this week to explore the risks and rewards social media poses to elections. The four-day conference in Cape Town, organised by the Electoral Commission of South Africa in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, brings together from around Africa and beyond,[…]
Polls closed on Thursday as Algeria’s presidential election with five candidates, which was opposed by a large protest movement, came to an end. Preliminary results are expected on Friday, with official results later this month and a possible second-round run-off in early January. Thousands of people took to the streets[…]
Algeria is set to hold a contentious presidential election on December 12, despite demonstrations against the poll led by protesters who want wide-scale political reform before any vote. Five candidates, all erstwhile associates of deposed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, are competing to replace the longtime ruler who was forced out by the military[…]
Vote counting has begun in Mozambique after key parliamentary, presidential and provincial elections that President Filipe Nyusi said should help anchor peace in the southern African nation. Acceptance of the results of Tuesday’s elections are seen as a key test of a peace deal signed in August between the ruling Frelimo party and its old civil-war-foe-turned-political-rival, Renamo.[…]
Benny Gantz, the leader of Blue and White party, has rejected an offer by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to join forces in a governing coalition under the incumbent. Gantz, Netanyahu’s main opponent in Israel’s general election, told reporters he should be the prime minister in a broad unity government. With more than[…]
Tel Aviv, Israel – Polls have closed in Israel and ballots are being counted after millions took part in an election widely seen as a referendum on the fate of incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu, who became Israel’s longest-serving prime minister in July, is seeking a record fifth term in office. He is competing against[…]
Israel’s Arab political parties have formed an alliance to fight in the September elections. Hadash, Ta’al and Raam have come together, and Balad is expected to reveal whether it will join them on Sunday. The coalition recreates the 2015 Joint List, which won 13 seats in the Knesset, making it[…]
The Israeli parliament has voted 74-45 to dissolve itself and hold new elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a ruling coalition government before a midnight deadline. The Knesset’s dissolution just after 9pm GMT on Wednesday, just seven weeks after a parliamentary vote was held, sets Israel on[…]
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Algiers and other Algerian cities on Friday to demand the postponement of the presidential election. They also want the removal of the ruling elite following the end of Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year-rule last month. The interim government is expected to extend the current[…]
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