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Guinea's Alpha Conde Declared Polls Winner, Opposition Cries Foul
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#1  Guinea? This isn't about mob bosses?
Posted by: Raj || 10/26/2020 0:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Losers cry foul.

Coming to a neighbor near you.
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Seychelles: Wavel Ramkalawan Wins Presidency of Seychelles, Unseating Incumbant in His 6th Run for Top Office
[All Africa] Wavel Ramkalawan unseated the incumbent President of Seychelles in the island nation's three-day election, winning nearly 55 percent of the vote and ushering in a new era of politicianship after decades of trying to win the archipelago's top office, election officials announced Sunday.A mainstay in the political scene who first ran for president in 1998, the leader of the Linyon Demokratik Seselwa political party avenged his showing in the last presidential election, when he lost the presidency by a mere 193 votes.

The new president will be sworn in on Monday at State House.

Ramkalawan will take office with a strong political hand. His LDS party won more than a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly election held at the same time as the presidential election.

A total of 66,017 votes were cast out of the 74,634 people who were eligible to vote in the three-day presidency and legislative election which started from Thursday to Saturday, October 22-24.

Ramkalawan, 59, who was contesting the presidency for a sixth time, was declared the winner by the chairperson of the Electoral Commission on Sunday morning. He won 35,562 or 54.8 percent of the votes cast while his closest rival, Danny Faure, the outgoing president of the United Seychelles party won 28,178 or 43.5 percent.

In his address, Ramkalawan thanked his supporters for "the experience we have been through these past few days and the results we got. I would like to firstly say that we should not look at it as a victory for a political party. Through the results, the people of Seychelles gives us a lot of responsibility."

Ramkalawan commended the Electoral Commission for "a wonderful job regardless of the challenges faced. As a new Electoral Commission, you were tasked with not only overseeing on an election but two elections in one go. The last time the country did such an exercise was back in 1998."

He also paid his respect to the outgoing president Danny Faure.

"Mr. Faure and I are very good friends and an election does not mean the end of one's contribution to one's motherland. Our theme is Seychelles for all her children. So, President Faure, I'd like to thank you for all the work you've done for our country... I look forward to your continued contribution to the development of our motherland," said Ramkalawan.

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Gunmen Storm Cameroon School, Kill Several Children

At least eight children were killed and a dozen wounded after attackers stormed a school in southwestern Cameroon with guns and machetes, the United Nations has said.. It was not clear if the attack was linked to the ongoing struggle between the army and groups attempting to form a breakaway state called Ambazonia in the English-speaking west. The region has been engulfed by ongoing unrest since 2017 between anglophone separatists and government security forces in two western districts. The conflict has killed 3,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands.
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  Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri titzup
Sun 2020-10-25
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Sat 2020-10-24
  'Permanent ceasefire in all areas of Libya'
Fri 2020-10-23
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Thu 2020-10-22
  Rifle-carrying trans Muslim Antifa arrested at riot in Phoenix
Wed 2020-10-21
  UAE submits official request to open embassy in Tel Aviv
Tue 2020-10-20
  First Etihad passenger plane lands in Israel
Mon 2020-10-19
  Israel and Bahrain have signed an agreement on establishing diplomatic ties
Sun 2020-10-18
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  Trump Wants US Troops Out Of Somalia: Report
Thu 2020-10-15
  Lavrov: Russia does not consider Turkey a strategic ally, despite the partnership between the two countries
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