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Op-ed review: civil opposition under fire after calling for election boycott

For several days, the media has been slamming civil opposition formed of political groups and figures, including former presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabahi and Khaled Ali, after they launched a campaign calling for boycotting the upcoming presidential election. Such criticism was further reflected in op-eds published in Sunday’s newspapers, occasionally putting civil forces and the outlawed …

Amira El-Fekki

The Prosecutor General Tala’at Abdallah announced on Tuesday that he has asked the Office of International Cooperation to prepare a memorandum asking Interpol to arrest former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq. (AFP/File, Mohammed Abed)

Ahmed Shafiq announces bid for 2018 election: Reuters

Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under deposed president Hosni Mubarak and a 2012 presidential candidate, announced that he intends to run for Egypt’s 2018 presidential election and that he will be returning to Egypt “in the next few days”, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Shafiq said in a video declaration sent to Reuters and a …

Mohamed Samir

Egyptian sports clubs elections

Gezira Sporting Club: 33 candidates running for elections with 3 seats for women The Gezira Sporting Club is witnessing a fierce election between 33 candidates running for all positions in the club. The internal elections, scheduled for 25 November will see a unique competition over three seats for women. There are four candidates competing over …

Daily News Egypt

President-elect Trump deserves a chance

Free and fair elections are one of democracy’s main pillars as is the smooth and peaceful transfer of power. America has chosen and, whether one approves of that choice or not, it should be accepted and respected both at home and abroad. It is no secret that I wrote an op-ed in August 2015 backing …

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Lungu takes early lead in Zambia election

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has taken a slight lead as vote counting from Thursday’s election continues. Zambians have raised concerns over the delay in the release of the final results. Chrispin Mwakideu reports.

Deutsche Welle

Zambia’s election too close to call

Thursday’s election in Zambia is a tight two-horse race between the ruling Patriotic Front and the opposition UPND. President Edgar Lungu and his main challenger Hakainde Hichilema are both keen on avoiding a re-run.

Deutsche Welle