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Benin to choose new president amid economic, logistical concerns

Benin to choose new president amid economic, logistical concerns

Benin will vote for a new president on Sunday in a crowded race focused on boosting the flagging economy, though logistical problems may keep hundreds of thousands from casting their ballots. Current President Thomas Boni Yayi is stepping down after two terms at the helm of the small West African cotton-producer, leaving 33 candidates vying […]

How women voted on Super Tuesday

How women voted on Super Tuesday

Women make up more than 50 percent of the electorate, and we all know Democrats will throw around the “war on women” meme during the general election, especially if Hillary Clinton is their nominee. This makes it interesting to see just how women have been voting during the primaries, so here’s the breakdown from Super […]

Trump triumphs; Clinton douses ‘Bern’

Trump triumphs; Clinton douses ‘Bern’

The big Super Tuesday wins yesterday by Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have brought both campaigns that much closer to clinching their respective party’s presidential nominations. Last night’s victory speeches indicated both candidates are now looking beyond the primaries toward the general election in what is expected to be scorched-earth campaigns from both […]

Zimbabwe’s ex-VP launches party to challenge veteran Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s ex-VP launches party to challenge veteran Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s former vice president Joice Mujuru said on Tuesday she had launched a new party to challenge her ally-turned-adversary Robert Mugabe, promising to revive the economy and repair relations with the West. Mujuru was Mugabe’s deputy for a decade and seen as the veteran president’s likely successor until he fired her in 2014 on charges […]

Hillary Clinton Faces Social Media Sexism Which Cannot Be Minimized

Hillary Clinton Faces Social Media Sexism Which Cannot Be Minimized

The Washington Post presented a 6-chart study documenting how much sexist verbiage Hillary Clinton receives on social media, and how many of these slurs can be blamed on “Bernie supporters” versus “Right Wingers.” While this study offers useful information, it cannot capture the long term effects of what Clinton and her supporters endure by way […]

Trump Rising in Polls for Same Reasons Germany Embraced Hitler

Trump Rising in Polls for Same Reasons Germany Embraced Hitler

Adolf Hitler rose to power during a period of similar social tumult as that which has currently garnered Donald Trump such fervent support, according to Noam Chomsky. In a recent interview with Aaron Williams for Alternet, Chomsky explained how fear, alone, does not sufficiently explain Trump’s surprising popularity: “Fear, along with the breakdown of society during […]

There’s a strong feminist case for Hillary Clinton

There’s a strong feminist case for Hillary Clinton

Breaking news: Having a uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president. That’s the message rapper Killer Mike, quoting feminist Jane Elliott, sent to supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders when Killer Mike said, to great applause, “A uterus doesn’t qualify to you to be president of the United States.” To which students of […]

As an 18-Year-Old Reproductive Rights Activist, I Support Hillary

As an 18-Year-Old Reproductive Rights Activist, I Support Hillary

I’m a millennial woman who supports Hillary Clinton for president. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Protecting and expanding reproductive health care are non-negotiable for me — as they should be for you, too. After all, if we can’t control our bodies and health, we can’t control our lives or our futures. No other presidential contender – in this […]

Women’s Situation Room to contribute to a peaceful electoral process in Uganda

Women’s Situation Room to contribute to a peaceful electoral process in Uganda

The official opening of the Uganda Women’s Situation Room was held on 15 February 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. The Women’s Situation Room is an early warning and rapid response mechanism against violence arising before, during and after elections. Uganda’s presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled for 18 February and elections for local […]

Instead of Democracy, Uganda Moves Toward Dictatorship Light

Instead of Democracy, Uganda Moves Toward Dictatorship Light

KALUNGU, Uganda — For eight hours, under a beating sun, thousands of people stood in an open field, waiting patiently. Their flagging spirits were instantly revived when a column of huge, freshly washed Toyota Land Cruisers rolled up, the shiniest things for miles. Soldiers fanned out as Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, who has been in […]