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28/11/2015 - Burkina Faso

Burkina election analysis: connections to the old regime, assessing the transition and accepting the results

Voters in Burkina Faso head to landmark elections on Sunday in the first polls since the ousting of strongman Blaise Compaore last year.
28/11/2015 - Burkina Faso

Burkina elections: Kaboré fills Ouagadougou national stadium for last campaign rally

Some 35,000 people filled Ouagadougou’s national stadium on Friday for an election campaign rally supporting Roch Marc Christian Kaboré in Burkina Faso’s landmark election.
27/11/2015 - Burkina Faso

Burkina elections: Judge my competence not my gender, says female candidate Sereme

Campaigning is wrapping up for Burkina Faso’s landmark presidential and legislative elections - these are the first polls since the ousting of former strongman Blaise Compaore, who ruled the ...
26/11/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso elections: A new constitution, judiciary to deal with Compaore, says presidential candidate Diabre

Presidential election frontrunner Zephirin Diabre addressed a campaign rally in Ouagadougou on Wednesday attended by some 10,000 supporters ahead of Burkina Faso’s landmark polls.
25/11/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso

Election observers preparing for 'extraordinary' polls in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, electoral observers are readying themselves for this weekend’s landmark polls. Codel, a grouping of civil society organisations, is deploying some 5,000 observers to monitor elections temporarily derailed by a failed coup attempt in September.

The approval rate of French President François Hollande has grown in the wake of November's deadly attacks in Paris.
24/11/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande’s post-attack boost not enough to rebuild support, polls show

French President François Hollande has seen a rise in popularity since this month’s deadly attacks in Paris, according to various polling institutes.
A file picture of Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf talking to RFI in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
23/11/2015 - LIBERIA

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, ten years on

It's been a decade since Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was elected to become the 24th president of Liberia and Africa's first female president.
Under fire - Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron had been criticised for saying that social conditions in France contributed to Islamist radicalisation
22/11/2015 - FRANCE

France's post-Paris attacks political truce breaks down as new elections approach

French politicians were arguing over the causes of the 13 November Paris attacks this weekend after a week of on-again/off-again political truce between the mainstream left and right.

French press review 12 November 2015

Upcoming French regional elections causing political clashes and mergers, violence in refugee camps in Calais and unease within the French journalistic community are among the topics making the ...
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni
09/11/2015 - Uganda

Ugandan civil society fears unfair presidential poll as Museveni bids for new term

Uganda’s presidential campaign kicked off on Monday amid fears that the voting would be rigged or slanted to favour the incumbent, long-standing President Yoweri Museveni.