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2 die in political unrest ahead of Nigeria vote

Feb 22, 2019 - 11:19 PM

The election delay has increased tensions between the ruling All Progressives Congress and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, stoking fears of violence and rigging

UNREST. A motorcyclist drives by a vehicle set on fire following deadly clashes between supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Kofa in Bebeji district of Kano, economic nerve centre of northern Nigeria, on February 22, 2019. - Two people were killed, while 40 vehicles, 12 motorcycles and houses were burn following bloody clashes between supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kofa town, Bebeji district of Kano, northeast Nigeria ahead of tomorrow's rescheduled presidential election. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Nigeria panel confirms elections will take place on February 23

Feb 21, 2019 - 11:37 PM

'There won't be another postponement. The commission does not envisage there will be a postponement of the election scheduled for 9th March,' the Independent National Electoral Commission says

ELECTIONS. Rickshaws emblazoned with campaign posters bearing images of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party election candidate Atiku Abubakar and his running mate Peter Obi stand on a road in Abuja on February 19, 2019, ahead of rescheduled general elections. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Nigerian president warns vote-riggers of 'ruthless' response

Feb 18, 2019 - 11:34 PM

At an emergency meeting of his ruling All Progressives Congress party in Abuja, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he intends to make sure the rescheduled ballot proceeds without a hitch

ELECTIONS. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he intends to make sure the February 23 ballot proceeds without a hitch. File photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Crunch time as Nigeria goes to the polls

Feb 15, 2019 - 8:42 PM

A total of 73 candidates are on the ballot for Saturday, February 16 – the sixth election in 20 years since Nigeria returned to democracy after decades of military rule

ELECTIONS. This combination of file photos created on February 15, 2019 shows Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaking during a joint press conference in Abuja on August 31, 2018 and former vice-President Atiku Abubakar speaking during the People's Democratic Party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on October 6, 2018. Photos by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Erdogan slams criticism of disputed Turkey poll

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Showing no sign of pulling his punches Erdogan says Turkey could hold further referendums on its EU bid and re introducing the death penalty

LOOKING FORWARD. In this file photo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a campaign rally, March 2017. Photo courtesy Erdogan's official page on Facebook

Suicide car bombing kills 14 off-duty Turkish soldiers

Dec 18, 2016 - 7:58 AM

The government says all signs so far suggests the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party PKK was behind the bombing in the city of Kayseri

This picture obtained from the Ihlas News Agency shows a police officer and people walking next to the wreck of public bus following an explosion on December 17, 2016 in Kayseri, central Turkey. Ilhas News Agency/AFP

Turkey jails Kurdish party leaders as attack kills 9

Nov 04, 2016 - 5:09 PM

UPDATED A court in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir has remanded in custody Peoples Democratic Party co leaders Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag

DETAINED. This file photo taken on April 10, 2015 in Ankara shows Selahattin Demirtas (L) and Figen Yuksekdag, co-leaders of the pro-Kurdish left-wing Peoples' Democracy Party (HDP) attending a rally marking the start of the party's campaign for Turkey's upcoming parliamentary elections.File photo by Adem Altan/AFP

EU expresses 'concern' over Turkey state of emergency

Jul 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM

We call on Turkish authorities to respect under any circumstances the rule of law human rights and fundamental freedoms including the right of all individuals concerned to a fair trial

STATE OF EMERGENCY. Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wave Turkish flags and holding a poster depicting him that reads 'Star of Democracy' as they shout slogans during a demonstration against the July 15 failed coup attempt, at Fatih, in Istanbul, Turkey, July 21, 2016. File photo by Cem Turkel/EPA

Turkey PM forms election government including pro-Kurdish party

Aug 29, 2015 - 9:31 AM

The newly appointed cabinet will not have to undergo a vote of confidence in parliament as required in the constitution The president s approval is considered enough for interim governments

ELECTION GOVERNMENT. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approves the makeup of the provisional government that will run the country until November 1 elections. File photo by Ilmars Znotins/AFP

Nigeria votes in crunch presidential election

Mar 28, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Results from both the presidential and parliamentary vote being held at the same time are expected within 48 hours of polls closing

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. Nigerian officials from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) sort out election materials before distribution to local government areas in Dutse, Jigawa state, North West Nigeria March 26, 2015. File photo by STR/EPA

India's ruling Hindu nationalists make Kashmir poll gains

Dec 23, 2014 - 10:16 PM

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party BJP more than doubles its seats in the 87 member state parliament and is for the first time in with a real chance of being part of the next coalition government

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate after their party's victory in Jammu constituency, in Jammu on December 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO/STR