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Freetown (AFP) Vote counting was under way in Sierra Leone Saturday after the final round of a delayed run-off presidential election, pitting the handpicked successor of the outgoing president against a former coup leader, The election, the result of which is expected early next week, followed a campaign marked by verbal sparring, sporadic violence and a last-minute legal battle. Challenger Julius Maada Bio of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) held a narrow lead over the ruling All Peoples’ Congress (APC) candidate Samura Kamara, a close ally of outgoingRead More
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has won a second term with 96.9 percent of valid votes, state media reported on Friday, raising a previous tally from the preliminary count.Read More
With the re-election of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday, all of Egypt's six presidents bar one have been from the ranks of the military, which overthrew the monarchy in 1952.Read More
With his trademark black sunglasses and blanket media presence, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, elected this week to a second term in office, projects an air of benign paternalism.Read More
With his trademark black sunglasses and blanket media presence, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, elected this week to a second term in office, projects an air of benign paternalism.Read More
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been reelected for a second term with 92 percent of the vote, state media reported on Thursday citing preliminary results.Read More
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been reelected for a second term with 92 percent of the vote, state media reported on Thursday citing preliminary results.Read More
Julius Maada Bio, 53, a former coup-maker who once apologised for exactions carried out by his comrades, is taking a second stab at leading Sierra Leone as a civilian.Read More
Veteran politician Samura Kamara, seen as a shrewd political operator, hopes to take up the mantle of outgoing president Ernest Bai Koroma as his hand-picked successor.Read More
Freetown (AFP) Sierra Leone chooses a new president on Saturday following a delay caused by a ruling party-backed court case over alleged electoral fraud, spiking tensions following an already fractious campaign. The West African nation’s 3.1 million voters will choose between the ruling All Peoples’ Congress (APC) candidate Samura Kamara and opposition challenger Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP). Bio, a former junta leader, won by just 15,000 votes in the March 7 first round, but failed to attain the 55 percent of ballots needed toRead More