Monthly Archives: October 2019

Botswana President, Mokgweetsi Masisi Declared Winner of 2019 General Elections

Via: The African Exponent

The incumbent president of Botswana, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has been declared the winner of the 2019 general elections. The announcement was made by Botswana’s Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane. Justice Terrence Rannowane that the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) won the election after securing 29 national assembly seats, representing 51% of the vote. Citizens of Botswana voted on Wednesday (23/10) to elect 57 national assemblies and 490 local government representatives, with the candidate of the winning party set to become president.

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Seventh number of the Brazilian Journal of African Studies (BJAS) released

It is with great satisfaction that the Brazilian Center of African Studies (CEBRAFRICA) announces the publication of Brazilian Journal of African Studies (BJAS) seventh number. BJAS is a semester publication, in digital and printed format, bilingual (Portuguese/English), dedicated to research, to reflection and to diffusion about African studies. It releases unpublished scientific articles with emphasis to analysis of International Relations, Integration Organizations, Security and Defense, Political Systems, History, Geography, Economy Development, Social Structures and Chains of Thought.

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Conservative professor wins Tunisia’s election

Via: CGTN Africa

Thousands of supporters of presidential candidate Kais Saied thronged the grand boulevards of central Tunis in celebration late on Sunday after two exit polls said he was elected by a landslide. Official results will not be published until Monday and Saied’s opponent, the media mogul Nabil Karoui, has left the door open to an appeal. Sunday’s vote was only Tunisia’s second free presidential election and came after years of economic frustrations that overshadowed the legacy of the 2011 revolution which threw out autocratic rule and inspired the “Arab spring”.

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