NEC, Be Honest, Transparent, Dependable – President Sirleaf, Avoid Interference

[Observer] When President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf commissioned two new Commissioners of the National Elections Commission (NEC) last Monday, she warned the NEC to ensure the protection of the state from any disturbance by demonstrating neutralism and eff…

[Observer] When President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf commissioned two new Commissioners of the National Elections Commission (NEC) last Monday, she warned the NEC to ensure the protection of the state from any disturbance by demonstrating neutralism and efficiency. The President urged the NEC Commissioners to build trust in Liberians to accept the election results. She went further to acknowledge concerns raised by people and institutions in the process, specifically pointing out the voter registration and exhibition exer

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Malemya to Dethrone Chiefs Aiding Forest Encroachment

[Malawi News Agency] Senior Chief Malemya of Nsanje has warned village heads against aiding their subjects to encroach into forest reserves saying if found they will be deposed.

[Malawi News Agency] Senior Chief Malemya of Nsanje has warned village heads against aiding their subjects to encroach into forest reserves saying if found they will be deposed.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Documents Reveal Africa Gave 2016 Olympic, Paralympic Games to Brazil

[Guardian] New documents released in Brazil have revealed how officials working for Rio 2016 lobbied in Africa in the late stages of their successful bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

[Guardian] New documents released in Brazil have revealed how officials working for Rio 2016 lobbied in Africa in the late stages of their successful bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

The Stolen Elections

[Maka] Something has happened with the Angolan elections of August 23 that may well be a first in Africa, if not universally. The spokesperson of the National Electoral Commission (CNE) yesterday announced “preliminary results” of the general elections…

[Maka] Something has happened with the Angolan elections of August 23 that may well be a first in Africa, if not universally. The spokesperson of the National Electoral Commission (CNE) yesterday announced "preliminary results" of the general elections when votes had not been tallied at municipal, provincial, or national levels.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Nigeria Immigration Bans Cash Payments At Passport Offices

[Premium Times] The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has banned cash payments for passport processing as part of efforts to eliminate corruption at all passport offices nationwide.?

[Premium Times] The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has banned cash payments for passport processing as part of efforts to eliminate corruption at all passport offices nationwide.?

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Angolan Vote Count Flouted the Rules

[Maka] Members of Angola’s National Electoral Commission (CNE) have described how the legal procedures for collecting and tabulating the results of Wednesday’s election were flouted by officials who reported favorable results to the MPLA, with no indic…

[Maka] Members of Angola's National Electoral Commission (CNE) have described how the legal procedures for collecting and tabulating the results of Wednesday's election were flouted by officials who reported favorable results to the MPLA, with no indication of how these results were calculated.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

NEC Begins Final Printing of Ballot Papers for October Elections

[Observer] The Daily Observer has reliably learned that the final printing of ballot papers for the October 10 presidential and legislative elections is expected to begin today, Monday, August 28, since the verification of the layout of the ballot pape…

[Observer] The Daily Observer has reliably learned that the final printing of ballot papers for the October 10 presidential and legislative elections is expected to begin today, Monday, August 28, since the verification of the layout of the ballot papers ended on Saturday, August 26. Twenty (20) political parties are participating in the presidential elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Naymote Releases Survey Report On President, Police, Utilities

[Observer] The Naymote Partners for Democratic Development has announced the results of its third survey on citizens’ assessment of the performance of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), the Liberian Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), the Liber…

[Observer] The Naymote Partners for Democratic Development has announced the results of its third survey on citizens' assessment of the performance of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), the Liberian Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), the Liberian National Police (LNP) and the post Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Crocodile Kills 25-Year-Old Woman

[Malawi News Agency] Machinga -A 25 year old woman on Friday was killed by a crocodile along Shire River in Liwonde in Machinga as she was drawing water for household chores.

[Malawi News Agency] Machinga -A 25 year old woman on Friday was killed by a crocodile along Shire River in Liwonde in Machinga as she was drawing water for household chores.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi