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Will Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama Hold on To Power?

Will Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama Hold on To Power?

  On 7 December, over 15 million Ghanaians are expected to take to the polls to vote in the country’s seventh general elections. Having become a multiparty state in the early 90s, Ghana is touted for its democratic maturity. However, issues exist that are part of the discussion about the upcoming elections. Some Ghanaians are […]

South Africa’s ANC Backs Zuma After Calls For Him To Quit

South Africa’s ANC Backs Zuma After Calls For Him To Quit

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress said on Tuesday its executive committee had stood by President Jacob Zuma in a debate called after media reported that four ministers had demanded his resgination. The ANC denied media reports that there had been a formal no-confidence vote in the debate which ended on Monday night. The rand […]

Egypt Refers Militants Charged In Sisi Death Plot To Military Judiciary

Egypt Refers Militants Charged In Sisi Death Plot To Military Judiciary

Egypt’s public prosecutor has brought before the military judiciary 292 suspected Islamic State militants, some of whom are accused of plotting to assassinate President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. The suspects are accused of belonging to 22 cells and carrying out 19 attacks in total, including the assassination of […]

U.S. Wants U.N. To Blacklist South Sudan’s Machar, Malong

U.S. Wants U.N. To Blacklist South Sudan’s Machar, Malong

The United States proposed on Friday that the United Nations Security Council blacklist South Sudan opposition figure Riek Machar, South Sudan army chief Paul Malong and South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei. The United States circulated the three names to the 15-member council in an annex, seen by Reuters, to a draft resolution that would […]

South Africa’s Opposition Files Complaint Against Zuma Over Corruption

South Africa’s Opposition Files Complaint Against Zuma Over Corruption

South Africa’s main opposition party filed a criminal complaint on Tuesday accusing President Jacob Zuma of corruption, after an anti-graft agency released a report listing allegations of influence peddling in his government. The report, titled “State of Capture”, stopped short of reaching conclusive findings against the president, some of his ministers and heads of state-owned […]

Hillary Clinton Loses Election In Monumental Upset

Hillary Clinton Loses Election In Monumental Upset

Hillary Clinton was defeated by Donald Trump on Tuesday in her bid for the White House, being overcome by one of the most tumultuous campaigns in history. At just after 2:30 a.m. EST, Republican nominee Donald Trump was announced as winner of the presidential election by The Associated Press, surpassing the 270 Electoral College votes necessary to secure the […]

Voters Approve New Constitution In Ivory Coast

Voters Approve New Constitution In Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast voters have approved a new constitution, the electoral commission announced Tuesday. However, the opposition — which had called for a boycott — is contesting the 42 percent official turnout as inflated and, therefore, not legitimate. After two days of tallying the votes, the electoral commission’s official results show 93 percent of voters were […]

Ethiopia: Ministers Chosen for Competence, Not Loyalty – PM

Ethiopia: Ministers Chosen for Competence, Not Loyalty – PM

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has announced a Cabinet reshuffle, following months of often-violent protests which led the government to declare a state of emergency. Ethiopia’s parliament has unanimously approved 21 new appointees, the prime minister said Tuesday. He said the new ministers were picked for competence and commitment rather than “party loyalty.” The appointees […]

Female Politicians Consistently Face Violence, Rape Threats

Female Politicians Consistently Face Violence, Rape Threats

  Hillary Clinton isn’t the only female politician who has to deal with nonstop sexual harassment. A bleak new survey of 55 female parliamentarians ― from 39 different countries ― found that more than 80 percent had been subject to psychological violence while serving their term, including threats of rape, beatings or abduction. The report, […]

Here’s How To Manage Your Overwhelming Election Stress

Here’s How To Manage Your Overwhelming Election Stress

Research has confirmed what we already knew in our bodies: This election is completely stressing us out. Approximately 52 percent of Americans say the presidential race is a “somewhat or very significant source of stress,” according to a new survey published by the American Psychological Association. The organization polled more than 3,500 adult participants and […]