Niger opposition leader alleges election fraud, declares victory

Niger opposition leader Mahamane Ousmane has claimed that he narrowly won the country’s presidential election, as fresh violence erupted a day after official results gave victory to his rival by a wide margin. “The compilation of results … which we have in our possession through our representatives in the various polling stations give us victory […]

Georgian police storm opposition party offices, detain its leader

Georgian police have stormed the party offices of opposition leader Nika Melia and detained him days after the prime minister resigned after a disagreement over whether to take the prominent politician into custody. Live television footage showed Melia, the leader of the United National Movement (UNM), the country’s main opposition party, being dragged from his […]

Russian Court Orders Opposition Leader Navalny to Stay in Prison

MOSCOW — A Russian court on Saturday rejected an appeal by the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, clearing the way for his possible transfer to the country’s penal colony system. The ruling was expected. Russian officials had signaled since before Mr. Navalny returned from Germany, where he was being treated for a near-lethal poisoning with […]

Heavy gunfire, blasts erupt at opposition march in Mogadishu

The violence comes after weeks of tensions over delayed elections in the Horn of Africa nation. Gunfire and blasts have erupted in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu, according to witnesses, Somali government and opposition leaders, as security forces clashed with protesters angered by delayed elections. It was unclear who opened fire first, but one witness Yusuf […]

Georgia: PM Gakhari quits over order to arrest opposition leader

Giorgi Gakharia resigns, saying the move is aimed at avoiding further polarisation in the country. Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has announced his resignation after a court ordered the arrest of a top opposition leader, a move that prompted calls for early elections. Gakharia, who had held the post since 2019, said on Thursday he […]

Kosovo’s left-wing opposition party sees landslide win

Next PM faces various challenges, including reviving the economy, reducing unemployment, and fighting the pandemic. Kosovo’s left-wing main opposition party has registered a clear victory in an early election held amid the coronavirus pandemic, economic downturn and stalled negotiations with wartime foe Serbia. With 98 percent of the votes counted on Monday, the Determination Movement […]

Kosovo opposition party set to win parliamentary vote: Exit poll

Vetevendosje forecast to win 41.8 percent of the votes while the governing LDK party projected to finish third. Kosovo’s anti-establishment party Vetevendosje is forecast to win Sunday’s parliamentary polls, according to an exit poll, a result which could further complicate efforts to resolve decades-long territorial disputes. The Pipos-Kosova Klan television exit poll showed Vetevendosje was […]

Somali opposition leaders ‘no longer recognise president’

Somalia’s opposition leaders say they no longer recognise President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed after his term expired without a political agreement on a path towards elections to replace him. The Horn of Africa nation was supposed to hold indirect elections before February 8, but the deadline was missed as the central government and federal states failed […]

India’s opposition boycotts Parliament in solidarity with farmers

Opposition parties shun the opening day of Parliament’s budget session as farmers continue to protest against new farm laws. Main Indian opposition parties have boycotted the opening day of Parliament’s budget session in solidarity with farmers engaged in a two-month standoff over new agricultural laws the government refuses to repeal. A statement by the Congress […]

Uganda ends house arrest of opposition leader Bobi Wine

The withdrawal of security forces comes a day after a court termed his confinement since the January 14 election ‘unlawful’. Ugandan troops have withdrawn from around the home of opposition leader and pop star Bobi Wine, ending his house arrest since the January 14 election, won by long-serving President Yoweri Museveni. The withdrawal of security […]

Republican opposition to Trump impeachment trial grows

The Senate impeachment trial of former United States President Donald Trump, who stands accused of “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, continues to drive a wedge within the Republican Party. Ten Republicans in the US House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump on January 13, a […]

Navalny Protests: Live Updates as Russians Demand Opposition Leader’s Release

Braving bitter cold and attempts at intimidation, protests unfold across Russia. Thousands of people in Russia’s Far East and in Siberia rallied in support of the jailed opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny on Saturday in what was emerging as the biggest nationwide showdown in years between the Russian authorities and critics of the Kremlin. Protests […]

Can the Pakistani opposition alliance unseat PM Imran Khan?

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Uganda opposition says HQ raided as it readies election petition

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has said troops “raided” the headquarters of his party, whose officials are preparing to launch a legal challenge to longtime President Yoweri Museveni’s declared victory in an election last week. “Heavily armed military and police have once again raided our party offices in Kampala,” said a Twitter update under the […]

What next for Uganda’s opposition after Museveni’s disputed win?

Uganda’s longtime President Yoweri Museveni has secured a sixth term in office that will take his reign into a fourth decade following a poll his rivals say was marred by irregularities. The electoral commission said on Saturday Museveni, who has been in power since 1986, had secured 58.6 percent of the vote. Bobi Wine, the […]

Video: Ugandan Military Surrounds Home of Opposition Candidate

new video loaded: Ugandan Military Surrounds Home of Opposition Candidate transcript Back transcript Ugandan Military Surrounds Home of Opposition Candidate Bobi Wine, the country’s leading opposition presidential candidate, said that Ugandan military forces were “targeting” his life after they surrounded and breached his compound on Friday, a day after the general election. One of my […]

Fiji Will Lead U.N. Rights Body, Over Russian and Chinese Opposition

GENEVA — The Pacific island nation of Fiji won election on Friday as president of the United Nations’ top human rights body, ending a shadowy proxy battle waged by China, Russia and Saudi Arabia seeking to strengthen their influence by installing a more compliant candidate. Fiji won decisively, with support from 29 countries in a […]

Ugandan Forces Surround Home of Leading Opposition Figure

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ugandan security forces on Friday surrounded and then breached the compound of Bobi Wine, the country’s leading opposition candidate, a day after a contentious general election that he said was marred by widespread “fraud and violence.” The breach, reported by Mr. Wine and confirmed by several people involved in his campaign, took […]

Why does the Russian opposition reject the Twitter Trump ban?

The storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump has shaken the world. In Russia though, the events of January 6 were all but overshadowed by the banishment of the US president from Twitter. The focus shifted to Trump’s deplatforming in no small part because Russian opposition leader Aleksey Navalny weighed in […]

Cambodia begins mass treason trial of opposition activists

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – A Cambodian court on Thursday commenced the first of two mass trials against members and supporters of the country’s outlawed opposition party for allegedly plotting an attack against the government in 2019. Sixty people linked to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) were on trial on Thursday and another 77 […]

Guinea: Two opposition figures given 1-year jail sentences

Members of FNDC opposition coalition which led protests against a third term by President Alpha Conde sentenced for inciting insurrection. A Guinean court has sentenced two critics of President Alpha Conde to a year in jail for inciting an insurrection, as rights groups fear a crackdown on the opposition. Conde, 82, won a third presidential […]

Kazakhstan heads to the polls amid opposition boycott

Ruling Nur Otan party, promising political reform, expected to score a big win in the oil-rich Central Asian nation. Voters headed to parliamentary polls in Kazakhstan on Sunday with the ruling party expected to score a big win and the oil-rich country’s only registered opposition force boycotting the ballot. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, 67, has pledged […]

Video: Ugandan Opposition Candidate Petitions International Court

new video loaded: Ugandan Opposition Candidate Petitions International Court transcript Back transcript Ugandan Opposition Candidate Petitions International Court Bobi Wine, Uganda’s leading opposition figure, announced Thursday that he had filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing the country’s president of authorizing a campaign of violence against oppostion politicians and their supporters that has […]

Plastic under scrutiny: Bank lending to industry faces opposition

Environmental campaigners want banks to clamp down on lending to the plastics industry, similar to their action against fossil fuels. Banks have provided $1.7 trillion of finance to 40 companies in the plastics supply chain over nearly five years without imposing any requirements to tackle plastic pollution pouring into the world’s rivers and oceans, according […]