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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 […]

Women Candidates Face Curses And Violence In Kenya

Women Candidates Face Curses And Violence In Kenya

Since entering politics, Kenyan lawmaker Sarah Korere has been insulted, shot at, slapped by a colleague and cursed by tribal elders — but she’s still trying to take a man’s parliamentary seat in one of Kenya’s most violent regions. Ms Korere’s experiences are symptomatic of a wider hate campaign against female candidates in Kenyan politics, […]

Women Candidates Face Curses And Worse In Kenyan Elections

Women Candidates Face Curses And Worse In Kenyan Elections

Since entering politics, Kenyan lawmaker Sarah Korere has been insulted, shot at, slapped by a colleague and cursed by tribal elders – but she’s still trying to take a man’s parliamentary seat in one of Kenya’s most violent regions. Korere’s experiences are symptomatic of a wider hate campaign against female candidates in Kenyan politics, women […]

Kenyan Election Body Fighting Over 300 Lawsuits As Vote Looms

Kenyan Election Body Fighting Over 300 Lawsuits As Vote Looms

  Kenya’s electoral body says it is facing more than 300 court cases from candidates, parties and civil society groups before elections on Aug. 8, raising concern about whether the disputes can be resolved in time. President Uhuru Kenyatta will once again face his arch-nemesis Raila Odinga, a veteran opposition leader. Kenyatta is the son […]

Meet Winnie Kaburu – The Only Woman In Meru Governor’s Race

Meet Winnie Kaburu – The Only Woman In Meru Governor’s Race

After she unsuccessfully vied for the presidency as Prof Ole Kiyapi’s running mate in 2013, Winnie Kaburu is now trying her hand in the Meru gubernatorial seat. The Wiper gubernatorial candidate wants to be among the first women to run the counties with a plan to transform the local economy through industrialisation. Ms Kaburu follows […]

How May’s Sure Thing Became a Political Disaster for the Ages

How May’s Sure Thing Became a Political Disaster for the Ages

  It was 5:30 a.m. when an exhausted Theresa May returned to Conservative Party headquarters to face her demoralized campaign workers. Surrounded by discarded food wrappers, inflated blue balloons and empty bottles of beer and wine, May addressed the wreckage of a gamble that went from sure thing to catastrophe in less than two months. The […]