Thousands of opposition supporters rally in Ivory Coast
Tens of thousands of people attended a rally by the opposition Ivorian Democratic Party (PDCI) on Saturday in preparation for next year's presidential election. Supporters dressed in the party's green and white colours flooded into John Paul II Square in the city of Yamoussoukro, the birthplace of former president and party founder Felix Houphouet-Boigny.
Berlin condemns Russia protest crackdown
Germany on Sunday said a Moscow police crackdown on peaceful protests "violates" Russia's international obligations and undermines the right to fair elections in the country, a day after hundreds were detained at an opposition rally.
20,000 rally in Moscow for free and fair city elections
More than 20,000 people packed a Moscow square Saturday to protest the authorities' refusal to allow opposition candidates to register for local polls.
That EFCC anti-corruption rally: Matters arising
You probably found this as intriguing as I did. Officials of EFCC held a rally in Lagos on July 10 to commemorate this year’s African Union Anti-Corruption day in Lagos.
APC may sanction Amosun over disruption of Ogun rally
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun of masterminding the attack on President Muhammadu Buhari and other party leaders during its presidential campaign rally in the state. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party hinted that it would sanction Amosun and other perpetrators of the…
Buhari Stans 'Showout' In Lagos
When it was announced that President Muhammadu Buhari was going to be visiting Lagos state for an ‘APC Presidential Mega Rally’, emotions were divided as people felt differently about the visit for various reasons. Some felt it was just a political ploy to project a fake sense of goodwill, others hated that it would affect…
Togo opposition accuses government of 'brutal' crackdown after two killed in protests
Togo's opposition has accused the government of deploying police and soldiers in a brutal crackdown in which two protesters were killed during a rally against upcoming elections. Security forces fired teargas and fought running battles on Saturday with demonstrators in the capital, Lome, and several other cities across the country. Both the government and the…
At least 13 dead in suicide attack on Afghan election rally
A suicide attack on a political rally in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 13 people on Tuesday, officials said, as the country braces for an escalation in violence ahead of this month's parliamentary election. The attack is the first suicide assault since campaigning officially began last Friday for the long-delayed ballot, preparations for which have…
Blast rocks Zimbabwe president's rally
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he survived an attempt on his life after a blast at a party rally Saturday, while one of his vice-presidents and several other party officials were wounded. A number of other people were also hurt in the explosion during the election campaign event in Zimbabwe's second city Bulawayo, according to…
Akeredolu berates Fayose over Ekiti APC rally shooting
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has berated his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayodele Fayose over allegations against him, saying that Fayose could not stop him from campaigning in Ekiti. This follows last weekend’s attack on All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in the state in which an APC chieftain, Opeyemi Bamidele and others were shot. Akeredolu faulted…
Thousands rally against Czech government across country
Thousands of protesters rallied across the Czech Republic Monday against the outgoing cabinet led by the second wealthiest Czech, Andrej Babis, a billionaire with a murky past. "We've had enough," chanted a crowd of about 5,000 in Prague's central Wenceslas Square while other protesters gathered in other cities across the EU member country of 10.6…