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#TweetYourThobe : Palestinian Women Celebrate Rep. Rashida Tlaib

#TweetYourThobe : Palestinian Women Celebrate Rep. Rashida Tlaib

As new Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) wore a thobe ― a traditional Palestinian dress ― to her swearing-in ceremony Thursday, women responded by tweeting photos of their own thobes in her honor. Tlaib made history as the first Palestinian-American congresswoman and one of the first Muslim women in Congress, along with fellow new Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). […]

62 Female Candidates Vie for Elective Positions In Kano State

62 Female Candidates Vie for Elective Positions In Kano State

No fewer than 62 female candidates are seeking for various elective positions in Kano State in the 2019 general elections, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Prof. Riskuwa Shehu, has said. Shehu, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano, said the commission received the nominations […]

Women to Take 67% Of Parliamentary Seats In Rwanda

Women to Take 67% Of Parliamentary Seats In Rwanda

Women will take 67.5 per cent of seats in the next Lower House going by the latest results from the just-concluded parliamentary elections. The National Electoral Commission (NEC) Tuesday released provisional results from legislative elections, which saw the governing RPF-Inkotanyi take most seats out of the 53 that are openly contested for. RPF won 40 […]

LOUD WHISPERS: As Political Rookies Get Ready

LOUD WHISPERS: As Political Rookies Get Ready

Dear readers, I sincerely apologise for not being able to post a new essay this week. This has been due to circumstances beyond my control.  I am hereby sharing an old post which is relevant for the political season we are in now. Till next week!   Last week, I attended a book reading in […]

The Number Of Female Parliamentarians Likely To Increase In Rwanda

The Number Of Female Parliamentarians Likely To Increase In Rwanda

Women make up about 61 per cent of all nominees compared to 50 per cent in the 2013 elections that ushered in an unprecedented 64 per cent seats for women. The next parliament is set to be dominated by female lawmakers as this year political parties have nominated more women compared to the 2013 parliamentary […]

Women Pursue Political Seats In Kigali

Women Pursue Political Seats In Kigali

Two political parties will for the first time front candidates in the forthcoming September Parliamentary elections, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced yesterday. At a media briefing held at their offices, the Chairperson of NEC, Kalisa Mbanda, said that the council approved 521 nominations out of the 539 applications that it received. The Lower Chamber […]

Participate In Politics To Remake Nigeria, Abiola Tasks Women

Participate In Politics To Remake Nigeria, Abiola Tasks Women

Special Advisor to Governor Ibikunle Amosun and Founder of Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND), Mrs. Hafsat Abiola-Costello, has appealed to women to increase their participation in politics to enhance the birth of a new Nigeria desired by all. Mrs. Abiola-Castello, who made the call during the July series of Meet-A-WISCAR programme organised by the Women […]

Women In Presidential Race Face Long Odds

Women In Presidential Race Face Long Odds

A trade unionist, a liberation war icon, an author and a fashion designer are running for the presidency of Zimbabwe. Regardless of whether any of them is elected, they’re already making history as the first female candidates for the country’s highest office. They’re among a record-breaking 22 contenders in Monday’s presidential election, the most since […]

Zimbabwe’s Commission Slams Attacks On Women Politicians

Zimbabwe’s Commission Slams Attacks On Women Politicians

A case in point being the attempted murder of MDC-T president Dr Thokozani Khupe by MDC Chamisa faction supporters at the burial of party founding president Mr Morgan Tsvangirai in Buhera in February; and the subsequent verbal abuse she was subjected to in her tussle for leadership of the party. Mr Chamisa’s supporters called Dr […]

Rohey Lowe Promises Youth, Women Empowerment

Rohey Lowe Promises Youth, Women Empowerment

Rohey Malick Lowe, the Mayoral Candidate vying for the Mayoral seat of Banjul City Council under UDP ticket, promised to empower Youth and Women of Banjul. Rohey made these remarks during her rally held at Dobson Street in the Banjul South Constituency on Sunday May 6. Rohey indicated that it is among her priorities to […]

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