Tag: electoral commission

Togo’s Gnassingbe takes strong lead

Preliminary result from Togo’s Electoral Commission shows the country’s President, Faure Gnassingbe, with a strong lead of 72 per cent of the vote. Samson Itodo, Executive Director of Yiaga Africa, an organization that monitors election in Sub-Saharan Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.

Uganda govt directs Electoral Commission to lower budget over revenue shortfall

The Government of Uganda has requested that the Electoral Commission reduce its over 700 billion shilling budget, the equivalent of about $190 million, ahead of the 2021 general elections, citing that the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development will not be able to finance it due to revenue shortfall. What does this mean as we move towards the imminent election? Analyst, Kenneth Agutamba joins CNBC Africa for more.

#SAElections2019: Why SA is not ready for electronic voting?

With 9.8 million eligible voters not registering to vote, is it time for the Electoral Commission of South Africa to take votes electronic? This is what Janet Love, Commissioner at the Electoral Commission had to say on the matter.

Nigerian president talks tough on election offenders

While addressing the national caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress in Abuja on Monday, Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari said ballot box snatchers will pay with their lives as he has instructed the military and police to be ruthless with election offenders.

NGOs react to Nigeria’s election postponement

After the postponement of Nigeria's elections; CNBC Africa's Christy Cole spoke to Ada Onyesoh, President of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom to discuss the impact of the decision.

Aide to Nigeria Delta State governor shot dead

An aide to Nigeria Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has been shot dead by unknown persons; this as INEC postpones elections to next week. Charles Aniagwu, Chief Pres Secretary from Delta State joins CNBC Africa for an update on what’s happening in the State.

Nigerians react to postponement of elections

CNBC Africa went on to the streets to get comments from the electorate about the postponement of the presidential elections.

Rwanda’s post-election highlights

Rwanda's post-election highlights