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Domestic Violence Bill Suffers Setback In Liberia

Domestic Violence Bill Suffers Setback In Liberia

Five years after the introduction of the Domestic Violence Bill at the Legislature and despite undergoing several changes, members of House of Representatives have failed to pass it into law. The law is seeking tighter punishment for perpetrators of domestic violence and protection for victims and survivors. The closest the bill came to being passed […]

South Africa’s New Members of Parliament Take Their Oath Of Office

South Africa’s New Members of Parliament Take Their Oath Of Office

The 400 members from 14 political parties that received enough votes in the May General Election are taking their oath to serve in the Sixth Democratic Parliament today. The swearing-in ceremony, which will be presided by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, is a sitting at which this House of Parliament formally constitutes itself. The sitting will […]

Parliament Approves Pension Hike For Zuma

Parliament Approves Pension Hike For Zuma

While former president Jacob Zuma delivered a speech to students in the Eastern Cape questioning the existence of state capture, the National Assembly approved a pension increase for him. The motion, tabled on Wednesday by ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu, contained the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers’ recommendation. In line with […]

Heroes and Villains of Nigeria’s Parliament Siege

Nigerians still can’t say for sure why armed, masked men held our country’s parliament under siege last week. But the alarming incident had a most joyous ending. They blocked all entrances to the building, denying lawmakers, civil servants and journalists access. It turned out they were operatives of the state’s spy agency, the Department of […]

Women’s Parliament Group Suggests Strengthening Of Gender Mainstreaming

Women’s Parliament Group Suggests Strengthening Of Gender Mainstreaming

 The head of the Women’s Parliamentary Group, Luísa Damião, on Wednesday in Luanda suggested strengthening the transversal integration strategy on gender approaches under the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol ). The MP made this statement at the end of the workshop on “Experimenting with a gender-sensitive inspection model”, promoted by the Women’s Parliamentary Group […]

Malawian Government Makes It Cheaper For Women To Run In 2019

Malawian Government Makes It Cheaper For Women To Run In 2019

Female candidates will pay 25 percent less than men to run for parliament in Malawi under a scheme to get more women into power in a general election due next year, authorities have said. The decision, announced on Thursday by the Electoral Commission, follows a fall in the number of women MPs in the last […]

Gabon Court Orders Prime Minister To Resign, Parliament Dissolved

Gabon Court Orders Prime Minister To Resign, Parliament Dissolved

Gabon’s Constitutional Court on Monday ordered the prime minister to resign and the lower house of parliament dissolved after legislative elections scheduled for the weekend were delayed. The court ruled that Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet and the National Assembly were no longer legitimate because the government failed to hold the election on time. “The decisions […]

Taking Parliament To The People – Getting Women To Be Politically Alert And Involved

Taking Parliament To The People – Getting Women To Be Politically Alert And Involved

During day two of the 62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the South African Parliamentary delegation participated in a wide range of discussions, including one titled “Parliaments deliver for rural women and girls,” organised by the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women. Parliament’ six-member multiparty delegation, led by the […]

Opposition Stays Away As Kenyatta Warns Against ‘Destructive Division’

Opposition Stays Away As Kenyatta Warns Against ‘Destructive Division’

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta opened parliament on Tuesday by warning against divisive and destructive politics, while opposition lawmakers boycotted the legislature and rallied to demand the resignation of election officials. Kenya held parliamentary, presidential and local elections on Aug. 8, but the Supreme Court nullified the presidential results three weeks later, citing irregularities in the […]

Kenya: Nominated Women MPs Make It To Parliament

Kenya: Nominated Women MPs Make It To Parliament

Most women nominated by political parties to the Senate, National Assembly and Ward Representative in 2013, successfully used their positions as a stepping stone to elective politics, in the just concluded General Election. Thirteen of the nominated women have now been elected into positions in the three Houses after a grueling race. Three of them, […]

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