Home » Posts tagged with » Party

Congo Contenders: The Key Figures Expected to Run for President

Congo Contenders: The Key Figures Expected to Run for President

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila evoked former dictator Mobutu Sese Seko when he addressed lawmakers anxious to hear whether he’ll run for president again. “I know why there is some tension in the room,” he told the packed chambers of parliament in the capital, Kinshasa, on July 20. “It’s because there are those […]

Ethiopia’s New PM Meets Opposition Leaders

Ethiopia’s New PM Meets Opposition Leaders

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has held talks with officials from opposition groups and civil society, state-affiliated media said, in the latest sign he is willing to push through political reforms announced in the wake of protests. The 42-year-old former army officer was sworn in as premier on April 2 after his predecessor Hailemariam […]

Berlusconi’s Bravado Rings Hollow on the Eve of Italian Election

Berlusconi’s Bravado Rings Hollow on the Eve of Italian Election

Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi told supporters in Rome that his four-party coalition will win a majority in Sunday’s election but the body language of his allies suggested there was little conviction in the forecast. At their only joint appearance of the election campaign, Berlusconi, 81, and his center-right partners insisted they will govern for […]

Zuma’s Time Running Out as Ramaphosa Wields S. African Power

Zuma’s Time Running Out as Ramaphosa Wields S. African Power

The clock is ticking on South African President Jacob Zuma’s scandal-ridden administration as his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, flexes his political muscles and shows he’s increasingly wielding state power to stamp out corruption and revive the economy. While the ruling African National Congress’s top leadership has decided that Zuma, 75, must leave office — to win […]

Kenyan Opposition Takes to Streets Ahead of Election Decision

Kenyan Opposition Takes to Streets Ahead of Election Decision

Kenyan police fired teargas at opposition supporters in two cities as the East African nation awaits the electoral commission’s response to Raila Odinga’s withdrawal from a presidential vote rerun that threatens a constitutional crisis. Demonstrators marched in the capital, Nairobi, and the western city of Kisumu to protest what Odinga said is the electoral commission’s […]

Kenya Police Use Teargas, Shoot In Air During Opposition March

Kenya Police Use Teargas, Shoot In Air During Opposition March

Kenyan police fired teargas and shots in the air on Monday as hundreds of demonstrators marched through the capital Nairobi to protest against proposed legal changes that would make it harder for the Supreme Court to annul an election. Reuters television footage showed a sport utility vehicle ploughing into some of the protesters, severely injuring […]

Kenya Will Hold Rerun of Presidential Election on Oct. 17

Kenya Will Hold Rerun of Presidential Election on Oct. 17

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga will face each other in a new presidential election on Oct. 17, the electoral commission said, after the Supreme Court annulled last month’s vote. Kenyatta and Odinga and their running mates will be the only candidates for the poll, the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission […]

Angola’s Opposition Unita Party Rejects Partial Election Result

Angola’s Opposition Unita Party Rejects Partial Election Result

Angola’s main opposition party, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, or Unita, said on Saturday that provisional results that gave the ruling party a majority of the votes in an election earlier this week weren’t valid. “The country doesn’t yet have valid electoral results,” Isaias Samakuva, the leader of Unita, said at […]

Mozambique President Meets With Opposition Leader Ahead of Vote

Mozambique President Meets With Opposition Leader Ahead of Vote

Mozambique’s president, Filipe Nyusi, met with the leader of the main opposition party, Afonso Dhlakama, in the Gorongosa forest where Dhlakama has been in hiding. “The two leaders discussed and agreed on the next steps in the peace process, which they hope to be completed by the end of the year,” according to a press statement […]

Ruling Party Can Win Only By Rigging Vote – Raila Odinga

Ruling Party Can Win Only By Rigging Vote – Raila Odinga

Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga said the ruling party cannot win next week’s national elections unless it rigs the result. “There is no other way that Jubilee can win elections other than through rigging and they know it – that is why they are making all the efforts,” he told Reuters as he left an […]

Page 1 of 3123