Tag: voters

Madonsela implores voters to be more discerning

With just over a month to go until South Africans take to the polls to vote in a new national government, CNBC Africa spoke to a fellow of the Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) and Advocate Thuli Madonsela who was at the Harvard ALI dinner. She had some choice of words to share with voters about holding their leaders to account.

Educating Nigeria’s first time voters

Election campaigning in Nigeria is at full swing, so how can first-time voters make informed decisions about voting in the elections. One-Campaign is working to educate young voters on the need to hold leaders to account. Serah Makka Ugbabe, Country Director at One Campaign joins CNBC Africa to discuss this.

Mali President Keita names loyalist cabinet ahead of 2018 elections

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced a new government on Tuesday stocked with loyalists seen as helping him prepare for a re-election bid next year. The government, announced in a presidential decree, includes...

Zimbabwe opposition demand UN-conducted vote

Zimbabwean opposition parties demanded on Wednesday that presidential elections next year be conducted by a committee set up by the United Nations and African Union because they had lost confidence in the...

Ghana opposition makes bold election promise of billon-dollar spending

The money would be used to alleviate poverty by installing basic services such as electricity, running water and sanitation.