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Ghana presidential challenger names first woman as major party VP pick

Ghana’s main presidential challenger, John Mahama, on Monday named Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate for December’s election, the first time a major party has chosen a female vice-presidential candidate. Opoku-Agyemang, who served as Mahama’s education minister during his previous presidential term, was unanimously endorsed by the opposition National Democratic Congress. Mahama, who ran
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47-yr-old opposition leader wins Guinea-Bissau presidential election

Opposition leader Umaro Sissoco Embalo has won presidential elections in the volatile West African state of Guinea-Bissau, picking up 53.55 per cent of votes, the National Electoral Commission (CNE) announced Wednesday. His rival Domingos Simoes Pereira, head of the country’s historic ruling party PAIGC, took 46.45 percent in Sunday’s runoff. “I declare Umaro Sissoco Embalo
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 Court  Judgement has  removed doubts on the integrity of the last presidential election —Senate President

Congratulates Buhari, APC on Supreme Court Victory By Henry Umoru – Abuja President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, said that on Tuesday unanimous verdict of the Supreme  Court has removed whatever doubt that might have been raised on the integrity of the February 23 Presidential election. In a statement yesterday in Abuja by his
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Tunisia holds presidential election, as 26 candidates contest

Seven million Tunisians headed to the polls on Sunday in the country’s second presidential election since its 2011 revolution, faced with a crowded list of candidates, uncertainty and widespread disillusion over the country’s progress in the past eight years. Twenty-six candidates are running in the unpredictable first round. They include the media mogul Nabil Karoui,
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