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UN Women Push For 30 Percent Participation In Politics In Liberia

UN Women Push For 30 Percent Participation In Politics In Liberia

As Liberian prepared to cast their votes in the Montserrado’s Representative and Senatorial by-elections, the UN Women has recently engaged stakeholders to give serious consideration to women leadership and political participation in politics. UN Women Liberia director, Marie Goreth Nizigama, said the current disparity between men and women in Liberia’s politics is not only scary, […]

Muhammadu Buhari Sworn-in For Second Term As President

Muhammadu Buhari Sworn-in For Second Term As President

President Muhammadu Buhari has been inaugurated for a second term in office. The inauguration was done at the Eagle Square in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Wednesday’s inauguration was low-key with many foreign leaders and former Nigerian presidents absent. The government had earlier announced that the event would be low-key as major parts of the event […]

Governor Fayemi Emerges New Chairman Of Nigeria Governors’ Forum

Governor Fayemi Emerges New Chairman Of Nigeria Governors’ Forum

The Nigeria Governors Forum on Wednesday elected Kayode Fayemi as its new chairman for a term of two years. The Ekiti State governor was chosen at a gathering of the 36 governors in Abuja Wednesday night, following his nomination by Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State. Some governors, including Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, were not […]

Malawi Decides – 2019 Presidential Election

Malawi Decides – 2019 Presidential Election

 It’s an achievement in itself that Malawi is holding its sixth multi-party national elections since its transition from dictatorship under former President Kamuzu Banda. Malawi is going to the polls to elect a new president, new members of Parliament and local government representatives. Newly elected officials will serve for the next five years. This is the sixth […]

Brexit Talks Collapse as May’s Premiership Crumbles

Brexit Talks Collapse as May’s Premiership Crumbles

Britain’s tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray on Friday after the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch talks dead due to Prime Minister Theresa May’s crumbling government. Nearly three years after the United Kingdom voted 52% to 48% in a referendum to leave the EU, it remains unclear how, when or even […]

Algeria Election May Be Postponed, Protests Continue

Algeria Election May Be Postponed, Protests Continue

  Algeria’s imminent presidential election looks likely to be postponed, a source said on Friday, as protesters returned to the streets for the 13th successive Friday to demand the removal of the nation’s ruling elite. After two decades in power, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit last month under pressure from protesters and the army, but demonstrations […]

Christians Seek Refuge After Deadly Burkina Attacks

Christians Seek Refuge After Deadly Burkina Attacks

Concerned about a rise in violence against Christians in Burkina Faso, Pastor Jacques Ouedraogo changed the time of his Sunday service as a precaution. He believes this is what saved his life. Later, his church was one of two targeted by gunmen on May 12 in the town of Dablo in a series of deadly […]

The Presidential Race In Malawi

The Presidential Race In Malawi

Rigging fears, a rap song and the voice of Malawi’s youth are all elements in next week’s presidential election. Incumbent president Peter Mutharika is hoping to beat seven rivals to stay in office for a final term. With less than a week to go before Malawi holds tripartite elections to elect a president, members of […]

Refrain From Violence Against Female Candidates

Refrain From Violence Against Female Candidates

As the May 21st Tripartite Elections draw closer, communities in Balaka have been warned to refrain from violence against women during the campaign period as well as elections. Commissioner of Police responsible for the Eastern Region Arlene Baluwa sounded the warning Friday during a meeting it held in the district that police will arrest perpetrators […]

Junta Demands Wider Powers

Junta Demands Wider Powers

 Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) has stressed the need to grant the leadership council (Sovereign Council) powers to impose a State of Emergency, declare war, take command of regular forces, and appoint governors of the provinces and ambassadors. The council also stressed its adherence to defining the transitional period of two years TMC Spokesman Lt […]

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