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Nigeria’s opposition parties in perpetual state of inertia
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Politics and Society Nigeria’s opposition parties in perpetual state of inertia

In Nigeria, there are no vibrant and effective opposition parties, just opportunistic parties and political players. In the 2019 elections there were 91 registered political parties many of which not many Nigerians had heard about. None of those parties play the role of a strong opposition party.

Mali elections set for run-off amidst violence and insecurity
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Politics and Society Mali elections set for run-off amidst violence and insecurity

The 2018 Mali election is set to go into a run-off after the main opposition candidate, Soumaila Cisse, stated that the “incumbent president can’t win in the first round”. The voting process has been marred by armed attacks and other forms of violence, which halted voting in three percent of the country’s polling stations, the government has said.