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Uganda: FDC Defiance Campaign Case Hearing Flops

Uganda: FDC Defiance Campaign Case Hearing Flops

The much anticipated hearing of the constitutional petition in which the Attorney General is seeking to completely ban the defiance campaign activities of the largest opposition political party the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), flopped on Friday after two justices on the panel of five were indisposed. The hearing of the main petition had been […]

Uganda: Govt Draws Media Into Museveni, Besigye Fight

Uganda: Govt Draws Media Into Museveni, Besigye Fight

The Cabinet pronouncement banning live broadcasts of the “defiance campaign” placed the media right at the centre of the fight between President Museveni and Dr Kizza Besigye, prompting reactions from different circles. The ban was announced yesterday by Information minister Jim Muhwezi, in a high profile press conference that was attended by Attorney General Fredrick […]

Equatorial Guinea polls to extend decades-long rule of Teodoro Obiang

Equatorial Guinea polls to extend decades-long rule of Teodoro Obiang

Citizens in the West African country have cast their votes in presidential elections. Teodoro Obiang, the West African country’s president for the past 36 years, is expected to win this time around too. “We have found many people queuing in front of polling stations and everything is going well,” Emilie Beatrice Epaye, an election observer […]

Is Zimbabwe Ready for Female President?

Is Zimbabwe Ready for Female President?

Zimbabwean women arguably contributed the most to the liberation struggle by giving up their childhood, their sons, daughters and husbands to the war; and they have survived to tell their stories. Many women joined the protracted war of liberation as minors, while others supported the valiant freedom fighters with food and shelter; they nursed the […]

Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright Scold Young Women Backing Bernie Sanders

Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright Scold Young Women Backing Bernie Sanders

MANCHESTER, N.H. — As Democrats consider Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for the second time, women are wrestling with a difficult question: whether they have an obligation to get behind someone who is closer than anyone has ever been to becoming the first female president. And with her opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, outdrawing her in […]