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African press review 1 September 2015

Nigeria's first test tube baby is reunited with her doctor at her birthplace. Ugandan politicians are engaged in a dramatic comedy show during the election year.
François de Rugy, formerly of EELV
27/08/2015 - FRANCE

Top MP quits 'ultra-left' French Greens

One of the two leaders of the French ecologists' parliamentary group has quit the Green Party (EELV), accusing his former comrades of ultra-leftism and defending the alliance with President ...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in the Greek parliament
20/08/2015 - Greece

Greece to face new election after EU resumes bailout programme

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to resign next Thursday and an early election should take place on 20 September, a government spokesperson said Thursday.
Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa (3rd R) arrives at a polling station during the general election in Medamulana August 17, 2015.
18/08/2015 - Sri Lanka

Rajapakse fails to reverse Sri Lanka's January ‘revolution’ in parliamentary poll

Final results in Sri Lanka’s elections show Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) more than doubling its seats.
Burundi police patrol the streets of Musaga district in the capital Bujumbura after the results of the elections, 24 July 2015.
12/08/2015 - Burundi

Burundi: Dialogue must resume immediately to prevent ‘systematic violence’, says US envoy

Burundi needs to restart inclusive political dialogue immediately to bring an end to the violence, according to Thomas Perriello, the US Special Envoy to the Great Lakes.
Anti-Kabila protests in Kinshasa in January
10/08/2015 - DR Congo

DRC's Opposition Boycotts Senate, Dismisses Kabila's Ploy to Stay in Power

The Senate in the Democratic Republic of Congo is set to hold an extraordinary session Tuesday to debate how to organise the country’s first-ever local elections.
Family fued between Jean-Marie Le Pen and daughter Marine, creates tensions within the Front National party
10/08/2015 - France

Jean-Marie Le Pen slams daughter Marine as 'unfit' for President

The family feud between the far-right Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, and her father, Jean-Marie, deepend this weekend, with the latter saying his daughter is 'neither ethically nor ...
A man gets his shoes shined near posters of candidates running for legislative elections in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, August 7, 2015.
09/08/2015 - Haiti

Haitians head to the polls in long-overdue elections

Legislative elections kicked off in Haiti on Sunday after a four-year delay, in a test of stability for the Caribbean nation.
Patrick Buisson, former advisor to ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy in October 2012
29/07/2015 - France

Sarkozy's ex-advisor under investigation for 'pointless' opinion polls

A six year legal battle engulfing some of ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's closest allies, took a new twist on Wednesday, when his former advisor Patrick Buisson was put under investigation for fraud.
23/07/2015 - Burundi

Burundi civil society won't recognise Nkurunziza's re-election, violence set to continue

Provisional results in Burundi’s controversial presidential elections are expected on Friday.