Monthly Archives: April 2019

South Africa elections to be hold in 8th May

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27th April marks the 25th anniversary of the Freedom Day in South Africa, when the apartheid was put to an end and the country held its first democratic election. Since 1994 three presidents were elected by the African National Congress: Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. Next month, 8th May, the south africans are going to decide whether Cyril Ramaphosa will stay in office for the next years. The election is not direct and the opposition, represented by the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance expect to increase they presence in the Parliament.

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Egypt votes in referendum aimed at extending Sisi’s rule

Via: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

After three days of voting, ended April 22 the referendum to extend the presidential term of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The president is in power since 2014, after a military coup that overthrew the islamic government of Mohamed Morsi. Sisi was formally elected in 2018 and his presidential term ends in 2022, but the parliament approved a constitutional reform in April 16 that extends his term to 2024 and permits reelection. Sisi could stay in power until 2030.

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African Union sets deadline for Sudan power transfer

Via: Ashraf Shazly/AFP

The African Union has warned Sudan’s military that the country has 15 days to install a civilian government or risk getting kicked out of the bloc, as a sit-in demanding the army hand over power entered its 11th day on Tuesday. Sudan must aim to hold “free, fair and transparent elections” as soon as possible, the AU’s Peace and Security Council said it in a statement on Monday. “A military-led transition would be completely contrary to the aspirations of the people of Sudan,” it added. Omar al-Bashir has been removed by the military after months of anti-government protests against his three-decade rule. Bashir, has already been transferred from the presidential palace to the Khartoum penitentiary.

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