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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 […]

Rebel Leaders In Cairo To Discuss Agreements With Freedom and Change Opposition Alliance

Rebel Leaders In Cairo To Discuss Agreements With Freedom and Change Opposition Alliance

Leaders of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF, a coalition of armed movements) arrived in the Egyptian capital this weekend to discuss the contents of the Constitutional Declaration with the Forces for Freedom and Change opposition alliance (FFC) before the final signing takes place on August 17. El Hadi Idris, head of the Sudan Liberation Movement-Transitional […]

There Are More Women In Japan’s Parliament – A Political Break For Japan

There Are More Women In Japan’s Parliament – A Political Break For Japan

Last month’s elections brought in 28 women, taking to 56 the total number of female members in the 245-seat upper house, or nearly 23 per cent, up from 21 per cent before Japan’s parliament opened a special session on Thursday with its most diverse upper house yet, including more women, two severely disabled members and […]

‘We’ve Been Humbled By What We’ve Seen’ – Nancy Pelosi Says To Ghana’s Parliament

‘We’ve Been Humbled By What We’ve Seen’ – Nancy Pelosi Says To Ghana’s Parliament

 Four hundred years after the first ship of enslaved Africans sailed to America, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned the “grave evil” of slavery in a speech Wednesday to Ghana’s parliament. The California Democrat, who was the first U.S. House speaker to address Ghana’s lawmakers, said her and her colleagues’ visit was about acknowledging the […]

6 People Killed In Sudan’s Protests

6 People Killed In Sudan’s Protests

Talks on power-sharing between Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and the opposition have been postponed after six people were killed in protests.  The deaths occurred in the city of Obbayed. Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and opposition groups suspended talks on a draft constitution Monday after violence in North Kordofan state killed six protesters, including school students. […]

Uganda Declared Ebola-Free By WHO

Uganda Declared Ebola-Free By WHO

Following the completion of the recommended 42 days without any new Ebola case since the first Ebola cases last month, Uganda has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO). In a joint press statement signed by Dr Jane Ruth, the Health Minister and Dr Yonas Tegegn Woldermariam, WHO country representative to Uganda state […]

“Save Hong Kong” – City Braces For Clashes In Yuen Long

“Save Hong Kong” – City Braces For Clashes In Yuen Long

Fear of Chinese military intervention hangs over escalating protests As violence escalates in Hong Kong, many fear that China’s military will be deployed to stifle protests in the city — and now, United States congressmen are getting involved. Rep. James McGovern of Massachusetts and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, chair and co-chair of the Congressional-Executive […]

Bobi Wine Announces 2021 Presidential Bid

Bobi Wine Announces 2021 Presidential Bid

Since turning to politics about two years ago, the musician-cum legislator has often remained coy about his presidential ambitions, usually giving half-answers on the matter. But today, at his home in Magere, Gayaza, Kyagulanyi said he’s ready to take on long-time President Yoweri Museveni. Museveni has been in power since bombing his way to power […]

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