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‘Political Parties Should Prepare Women’

‘Political Parties Should Prepare Women’

POLITICAL parties have been advised to prepare women for leadership positions before the next General Election so that they vie for them with confidence. The advice was made here by ‘Mtandao wa Wanaume wa Mabadiliko” (Male pro-change network) group during a joint meeting with officials of the Tanzania Media Women Association, Zanzibar (TAMWA, ZNZ) which […]

Women, Election and Gender Equality In Ethiopia

Women, Election and Gender Equality In Ethiopia

Needless to state, Ethiopia has finalized preparations to fairly as well as freely conduct the 6th National Election next June. Here, the role over half portion of the population–women–can play in making a difference during elections should never be overlooked. Women have not yet achieved equality in most societies, including in the electoral process as […]

At Least 21 People Killed In Post-Election Violence In Guinea

At Least 21 People Killed In Post-Election Violence In Guinea

At least 21 people have died in unrest in Guinea which broke out following last week’s disputed presidential election. International envoys have travelled to Conakry to try and reduce tensions. RTG state news channel said that 21 people had been killed since 19 October, including officers of the security forces. The opposition claims figures are […]

Guinea Votes As President Seeks To Extend Decade In Power

Guinea Votes As President Seeks To Extend Decade In Power

Guinea’s 82-year-old President Alpha Conde is seeking reelection after a change in Guinea’s constitution allowed for him to run for a third term. He faces off against opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo. Guineans took to the polls on Sunday for a presidential election that pits President Alpha Conde against opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo for […]

Women In Bougainville Retain 10% Of Parliamentary Seats

Women In Bougainville Retain 10% Of Parliamentary Seats

Women will retain 10% of parliamentary seats after an election in the South Pacific archipelago of Bougainville and will push the new president to appoint more women to cabinet roles, analysts said on Wednesday. The two-week general election held in August was the first since autonomous Bougainville, which has a 250,000 population, voted for independence […]

U.S. Marks 100 Years Since Women Given Right To Vote

U.S. Marks 100 Years Since Women Given Right To Vote

The United States marked the centennial of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote on Wednesday with celebrations of the “historic victory” as well as pleas by female politicians to honour the milestone by voting in November’s presidential election. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was formally certified on Aug. 26, […]

Tanzania To Go To Polls On October 28

Tanzania To Go To Polls On October 28

 The National Electoral Commission has on Tuesday released key election dates the presidential, Members of Parliament and councillors in the United Republic of Tanzania for the upcoming October General Election. In a statement issued by the Commission’s chairman Judge Semistocles S. Kaijage, parties will file names for Presidential candidates, Vice President, MP and councillors on […]

Chakwera Wins Malawi’s Presidential Election

Chakwera Wins Malawi’s Presidential Election

Malawi ‘s newly elected president, Dr Lazarus Chakwera, is expected to be sworn in at Parliament in the administrative capital of Lilongwe by Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda as the court-sanctioned presidential elections. Chakwera will take the oath of office as Head of State and government will organise a presidential inauguration ceremony to be held later. […]

Malawi Electoral Commission Gazettes June 23 Voting Day

Malawi Electoral Commission Gazettes June 23 Voting Day

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will publish in the Malawi Government Gazette, the official publication of legal notices, June 23, 2020, as the date of voting for the court-sanctioned fresh presidential elections but has indicated the country should expect a lot of irregularities in view of the short period of time for preparations In […]

Materials Arrive For Fresh Elections In Malawi

Materials Arrive For Fresh Elections In Malawi

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will take delivery of a consignment of indelible link and thumbprint pads ahead of the court-ordered fresh presidential election tentatively set for June 23. Mathanga: The indelible ink and thumbprint pads will be taken for storage at MEC warehouses in Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Blantyre. Chief elections officer Sam Alufandika […]

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