South Africa's ruling ANC set to celebrate election victory

World / Politics May 11, 2019

South Africa's ruling ANC set to celebrate election victory

South Africa's ruling African National Congress is preparing to celebrate its win in national elections, with the formal announcement coming later Saturday. With 99.9% of votes counted, the ANC had 57.5%, the Electoral Commission said . It was the worst-ever showing at the polls for ...

Ex-PM wins Solomons run-off sparking riots

Asia Pacific / Politics Apr 24, 2019

Ex-PM wins Solomons run-off sparking riots

The election of veteran politician Manasseh Sogavare as the Solomon Islands' new prime minister sparked violent protests in the capital Honiara Wednesday, with riot police deployed in a bid to maintain order. Eyewitnesses reported unrest in Chinatown and at least one other area of the ...