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Abdalla Hamdok Nominated As Prime Minister Of Sudan’s Transitional Government

Abdalla Hamdok Nominated As Prime Minister Of Sudan’s Transitional Government

The Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) has nominated former senior UN official Abdalla Hamdok as prime minister of Sudan’s three year-transitional government. Hamdok has over 30 years of experience as a senior policy analyst and economist addressing diverse development challenges of the African policy landscape, primarily in the fields of governance, institutional analysis, public […]

Silencing The Guns By 2020 – African Women’s Contribution To Peace and Security Agenda

Silencing The Guns By 2020 – African Women’s Contribution To Peace and Security Agenda

Africa’s Agenda 2063 places great import on the need to establish peace and stability on the continent as a key component of ensuring that the national and continental development agendas can be achieved. “Aspiration 4” of Agenda 2063 which envisions a Peaceful and Secure Africa, calls for the strengthening of governance, accountability and transparency as […]

The Squad – Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley Aren’t Having It!

The Squad – Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley Aren’t Having It!

“The Squad has never just been four people,” read an email blast announcing the new merch. Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley are now offering T-shirts that read “We are the squad” in exchange for a shared donation of $25 or more. The four congresswomen have become known as “The squad” […]

Women Protest In Defense Of Jane Ansah In Malawi

Women Protest In Defense Of Jane Ansah In Malawi

Thousands of women marched Wednesday in Malawi in defence of commission chairperson Jane Ansah. The protesters said Ansah is being targeted with insults on social media because she is a woman. Opposition groups, however, say she mismanaged the recent election in which President Peter Mutharika won a second term. Seode White, the chairperson of the […]

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani Wins Mauritania’s Presidential Election

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani Wins Mauritania’s Presidential Election

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has won Mauritiania’s presidential election with an absolute majority. It was the first time Mauritanians voted to elect a successor to a democratically elected president in the West African state. Mauritania’s ruling party candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, a former general and defense minister, won the country’s presidential election with 52% of the […]

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 […]

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