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Nigerians votes amid tight security after violence

LAGOS – Nigerians voted in a delayed parliamentary election on Saturday, voicing determination to hold a credible poll in Africa’s most populous nation despite chaotic organisation and violence.
At least seven more people were killed in four separate incidents in the last few hours before polling. Those deaths followed the killing of at least 10 people by a bomb at an election office late on Friday. Violence which has taken around 100 lives in the run-up to the election, as well

Over 37m votes under scrutiny

ISLAMABAD – The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has pointed out discrepancies in more than 37 million votes registered with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). These votes were registered in 2007 electoral rolls. “Electoral rolls carrying 81.2 million votes that were registered in 2007 were sent to NADRA for verification, and out these, NADRA cleared only 42 million votes,” said the Election Commission secretary, Ishtiak Ahmed.
He said that

Moin votes for Afridi

LAHORE – Former captain Moin Khan believes Shahid Afridi should be retained as captain for the World Cup as he has led Pakistan to its first one-day series win in over two years. Pakistan is the only country among the 14 participating teams which has not yet named its captain for the World Cup, beginning Feb. 19.
Afridi led Pakistan to a 41-run win in the fifth one-day international against New Zealand on Thursday for a decisive 3-1 lead in the six-match series. Khan says Afridi

Big turnout urged as Niger votes for new leader

NIAMEY – Niger’s junta leader called on voters for a massive turnout on Monday to close the door on military rule by electing a new, civilian president to head one of the world’s poorest countries. The Sahelian country’s 6.7 million registered voters must choose between three former allies of deposed ex-president Mamadou Tandja and a longtime opponent of the former leader.
The new president will have the task of leading one of the world’s top uranium producers out from under the

Kosovo votes in historic poll

PRISTINA: Kosovo voted Sunday in its first elections since declaring independence in 2008, with many voters angered to find themselves still among Europe’s poorest citizens.
Police reported theats to minority Serb voters in the north of the overwhelmingly ethnic Albanian territory when shots were fired into an empty building. The electoral commission put turnout across the territory at over 11 percent shortly before midday, and there were no other reports of violence.
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