At least seven people were killed in separate attacks in the northeast Nigerian state of Gombe on Saturday as the country held presidential elections, with suspected Boko Haram gunmen opening fire on voters at polling stations.
Post-Soviet Uzbekistan`s strongman President Islam Karimov danced off rumours that ill-health might derail his imminent re-election bid Saturday during a state celebration of the Nowruz holiday marking the beginning of spring.
Pakistan's former ruling party PPP reportedly doled out Rs 125 billion of taxpayers' money to lawmakers for development projects ahead of the 2013 polls but failed to garner support among voters, a media report said, which also cited impropriety in handling the funds.
Campaigning for Sudan`s presidential and parliamentary elections starts Tuesday with Omar al-Bashir facing little competition for the presidency, a multi-party boycott and the opposition and press facing mounting repression.
Nigeria`s elections chief Wednesday ruled out any further postponement to the country`s upcoming presidential and parliamentary polls, despite the country`s Boko Haram insurgents vowing to stymie the ballot.
The six-week delay in Nigeria's presidential election has raised red flags both in the international community and among local political and civil rights groups, with many concerned about the independence of the country's electoral commission and whether the military hierarchy had too much say in the matter.
Nigeria`s elections will not be postponed past March 28, National Security Advisor (NSA) Sambo Dasuki told AFP in an interview Monday, saying that Boko Haram fighters who forced the delay would be defeated within the coming six weeks.
Former India off-spinner and interim president of BCCI Shivlal Yadav in all likelihood is the frontrunner to replace N Srinivasan as the full-time president of the board at the next Annual General Meeting.
The Supreme Court Thursday said the suppression or non-disclosure of information about serious crimes by a candidate at the time of filing nomination interferes with the voters' right to make an informed choice and the election of such a candidate is liable to be set aside.