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Liberia’s Weah, Boakai Step Closer to Presidential Runoff Vote

Liberia’s Weah, Boakai Step Closer to Presidential Runoff Vote

Former A.C. Milan soccer starter George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai are closer to running in a second-round vote in Liberia’s presidential election as they have the most votes with 74 percent of polling stations tallied. Weah had 39.2 percent of the vote and Boakai got 29.6 percent, with about 1.1 million ballots counted, […]

Kenya Vote In Balance As Crisis Deepens After Odinga Quits

Kenya Vote In Balance As Crisis Deepens After Odinga Quits

Kenya lurched deeper into political crisis on Wednesday as a court ruling and a parliamentary vote appeared to ease Uhuru Kenyatta’s path to a second term as president, a day after his rival quit an election they were to contest. Kenyatta and Raila Odinga were due to face off in a repeat election on Oct. […]

Congo Elections Won’t Be Held Before April 2019

Congo Elections Won’t Be Held Before April 2019

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo that were due last year won’t be held before April 2019, the electoral commission said, a delay that undermines a pact President Joseph Kabila’s supporters made with his political opponents for him to step down this year. The commission said in a statement that it will need 504 […]

Facebook Beefing Up Team To Thwart Election Manipulation

Facebook Beefing Up Team To Thwart Election Manipulation

Facebook on Monday said it will hire more than 1,000 people to thwart deceptive ads crafted to knock elections off course. The announcement came as the leading social network turned over to Congress some 3,000 Russia-linked ads that appeared to use hot-button issues to turn people against one another ahead of last year’s US election. […]

Uganda: Iganga Votes Woman MP Today

Uganda: Iganga Votes Woman MP Today

Iganga goes to polls today to decide their next District Woman Member of Parliament following the death Grace Hailat Kaudha as NRM looks for its 8th victory out of the dozen by-elections so far held. President Museveni was on Monday in the district to drum up support for the party flag bearer Ms Asinde Brenda […]

South Africa’s Ramaphosa Steps Up Criticism Ahead Of AMC Leadership Vote

South Africa’s Ramaphosa Steps Up Criticism Ahead Of AMC Leadership Vote

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, a leading contender to become head of the ruling ANC in December, stepped up his criticism of the government on Sunday, saying state-owned companies had been “captured” and funds looted from them. Ramaphosa’s remarks during a speech to an African National Congress meeting in the old diamond-mining town of […]

Kenya: Women Challenged to Take Up Leadership In Federations

Kenya: Women Challenged to Take Up Leadership In Federations

 Women in various Kenyan federations have been challenged to go for top seats following a successful inaugural symposium on Women, Sport and Development held in Nairobi on Monday. Speaking during the event that was graced by Football Kenya Federation vice president Doris Petra, her counterpart from Kenya Volleyball Federation Martin Makokha urged men who have […]

Kenya Opposition Leader Odinga Says He Will Not Share Power

Kenya Opposition Leader Odinga Says He Will Not Share Power

  Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Sunday that his coalition will not share power, two days after the Supreme Court annulled last month’s presidential election and ordered a new poll within 60 days. The court ruled on Friday that the election board had committed irregularities that rendered the Aug. 8 vote invalid, and […]

Female Politicians Go To Court To Challenge Nomination Lists

Female Politicians Go To Court To Challenge Nomination Lists

  Women candidates who vied for various seats in the just concluded elections have gone to court to protest their lack of inclusion in the gazetted lists of people nominated to the National Assembly, Senate and county assemblies. In Kiambu, 85 women who were vying for MCA seats have also filed a case in court […]

Kenya: Jubilee Female Politicians Bag More Top Seats

Kenya: Jubilee Female Politicians Bag More Top Seats

Jubilee Party has the highest number of women who have been elected to top key political seats in Tuesday’s General Election. Of the three women who have made history as the first elected governors, two seats went to Jubilee in outgoing deputy national Assembly Speaker Joyce Laboso who won the Bomet governorship and her Kirinyaga […]

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