Mokoko worked for Sassou Nguesso until he announced his candidacy, and doesn’t acknowledge the Congo president's victory
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Besigye has said his detention was designed to block him from gathering evidence of fraud in what he called a "scandalous" election
Even Museveni critics offer grudging admiration. "He's not smart, he's extremely smart." Doing others' dirty work abroad has won him a free pass.
Museveni has hailed his victory, and dismissed Besigye's complaints and concerns of observer groups who have criticised the election as unfair
UPDATE: Uganda’s Museveni declared winner of chaotic election, as detained rival Besigye rejects result
“Ugandan authorities created an atmosphere of intimidation in the run up to and during Thursday’s vote”
UPDATED: Long-term ruler Museveni in early lead, as voting enters second day in chaotic Uganda election
Because it was the opposition stronghold affected, some see sabotage rather than incompetence in the election day chaos
Nigeria could also see its first female governor, with the APC's Aisha Jummai Alhassan running in Taraba state.
Buhari took early lead over Jonathan. Waits to be seen if he will hold it. “This is a kind of a silent revolution in Nigerian politics”, analyst says.
Nigeria first results in; Buhari party wins 5 of 8 states, but Jonathan a whisker ahead in total count
Rivals have traded allegations of rigging and other irregularities, which raises the possibility of a legal challenge to the results.