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World 07 Oct 2020 | 12:34 AM

Ghanaian president files nomination for general election

ACCRA, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo submitted his nomination forms to the Electoral Commission (EC) on Tuesday to seek re-election in the December polls.

World 11 Sep 2020 | 1:13 AM

Ghana EC to exhibit provisional voters' register for general election

ACCRA, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Ghana's Electoral Commission (EC) will exhibit the 2020 provisional voters' register from Sept. 18 to 25, ahead of the general election in December, the electoral body announced here Thursday.

World 08 Aug 2020 | 1:04 AM

Ghana's EC says objective of compiling credible register on track

ACCRA, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana said Friday its objective of putting in place a credible register ahead of the December polls is on track after it concluded mass registration of voters.

World 27 Jul 2019 | 11:27 PM

Russia detains more than 800 people in opposition crackdown

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police arrested more than 800 people in Moscow on Saturday in one of the biggest crackdowns of recent times against an increasingly defiant opposition decrying President Vladimir Putin's tight grip on power.

World 27 Jul 2019 | 10:54 PM

Tunisia bids farewell to president Essebsi at state funeral

CARTHAGE, Tunisia (Reuters) - Tunisians bid farewell to their first democratically elected president Beji Caid Essebsi at a state funeral on Saturday attended by foreign leaders including French President Emanuel Macron and Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

World 26 Jul 2019 | 8:11 PM

Mourning leader, Tunisians look forward to smooth transition

BAB ALIOUA, Tunisia (Reuters) - Tunisians mourning President Beji Caid Essebsi voiced pride on Friday at measures under way to choose his successor, saying his work guiding the country to democracy after a 2011 revolution helped make a peaceful handover of power possible.

World 26 Jul 2019 | 2:51 AM

Tunisian presidential election to take place on September 15 - Electoral Commission

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia will hold a presidential election on Sept. 15, the Independent Electoral Commission said on Thursday, following the death of President Beji Caid Essebsi.

World 25 Jul 2019 | 10:28 PM

Tunisia's Essebsi, leading figure in shift to democracy, dies at 92

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia’s 92-year-old president, Beji Caid Essebsi, who helped guide the North African country's transition to democracy after a 2011 revolution, died on Thursday and the country set in train a process towards picking his successor.

World 25 Jul 2019 | 6:31 PM

Russian opposition vows to hold Moscow protest despite crackdown

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition activists said on Thursday they planned to press ahead with an unauthorised rally in Moscow this weekend despite overnight police searches and a raft of detentions, including the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.