Tag: Elections

Libya: Serraj announces elections by year’s end

March 6, 2019

Head of Tripoli-based Presidential Council Faiez Serraj announced Tuesday the holding of general elections in the crisis-stricken country by year’s end. Serraj, who made the ... Read More

Algeria: Police Chief replaced, Ramtane Lamamra returns to duty

February 14, 2019

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Wednesday dismissed national police Chief Mustapha Lahbiri and named the former Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, as his diplomatic adviser. A statement ... Read More

Mauritania’s Ruling Party Wins Parliamentary Elections

September 18, 2018

Mauritania's ruling Union for the Republic party (UPR) swept legislative polls entrenching its position as the victor. Led by President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, the party ... Read More

Mauritania: Campaigning Kicks off in Run-up to Polls

August 17, 2018

Electoral campaigns have started across Mauritania as politicians seek to woo 1.4 million voters in the upcoming parliamentary and municipal polls slated for Sept. 1. ... Read More

Libya: Pro-Haftar Hopefuls Receiving UAE’s Financial Support

June 5, 2018

Emirati authorities have been funding Libyan potential candidates, known as close to eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar, in December 10 presidential and parliamentarian elections. Libyan top ... Read More

Members of Mauritania’s Largest Slave Abolitionist Group to Run for Elections

June 1, 2018

After years of fighting for their rights despite crackdown and imprisonment, members of Mauritania’s leading anti-slavery NGO, the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) are ... Read More

Libya: Political Protagonists Agree to Hold Elections Dec. 10

May 30, 2018

Stakeholders in the Libyan conflict agreed Tuesday in Paris to hold elections on December 10 as France and UN push to end seven years of ... Read More

France to Stage Libyan Summit as Push for Elections

May 24, 2018

Libyan factions are likely to be invited in the French capital late this month as France seeks to secure holding of elections in the conflict-torn ... Read More

Egypt: Opposition figure, former MB listed as terrorist

February 21, 2018

Recently arrested opposition figure Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh has appeared on authorities’ backlist of terrorists after the ministry of interior accused him of fostering ties ... Read More

Libya: UN Reaffirms Commitment to Democratic Elections

January 12, 2018

UN Under-Secretary for Political Affairs has underlined the world body’s commitment to democratic elections in Libya, after field Marshal Khalifa Haftar declared that the oil-rich ... Read More