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Guinea Votes As President Seeks To Extend Decade In Power

Guinea Votes As President Seeks To Extend Decade In Power

Guinea’s 82-year-old President Alpha Conde is seeking reelection after a change in Guinea’s constitution allowed for him to run for a third term. He faces off against opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo. Guineans took to the polls on Sunday for a presidential election that pits President Alpha Conde against opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo for […]

Women In Bougainville Retain 10% Of Parliamentary Seats

Women In Bougainville Retain 10% Of Parliamentary Seats

Women will retain 10% of parliamentary seats after an election in the South Pacific archipelago of Bougainville and will push the new president to appoint more women to cabinet roles, analysts said on Wednesday. The two-week general election held in August was the first since autonomous Bougainville, which has a 250,000 population, voted for independence […]

U.S. Marks 100 Years Since Women Given Right To Vote

U.S. Marks 100 Years Since Women Given Right To Vote

The United States marked the centennial of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote on Wednesday with celebrations of the “historic victory” as well as pleas by female politicians to honour the milestone by voting in November’s presidential election. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was formally certified on Aug. 26, […]

Tanzania To Go To Polls On October 28

Tanzania To Go To Polls On October 28

 The National Electoral Commission has on Tuesday released key election dates the presidential, Members of Parliament and councillors in the United Republic of Tanzania for the upcoming October General Election. In a statement issued by the Commission’s chairman Judge Semistocles S. Kaijage, parties will file names for Presidential candidates, Vice President, MP and councillors on […]

Chakwera Wins Malawi’s Presidential Election

Chakwera Wins Malawi’s Presidential Election

Malawi ‘s newly elected president, Dr Lazarus Chakwera, is expected to be sworn in at Parliament in the administrative capital of Lilongwe by Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda as the court-sanctioned presidential elections. Chakwera will take the oath of office as Head of State and government will organise a presidential inauguration ceremony to be held later. […]

Malawi Electoral Commission Gazettes June 23 Voting Day

Malawi Electoral Commission Gazettes June 23 Voting Day

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will publish in the Malawi Government Gazette, the official publication of legal notices, June 23, 2020, as the date of voting for the court-sanctioned fresh presidential elections but has indicated the country should expect a lot of irregularities in view of the short period of time for preparations In […]

Materials Arrive For Fresh Elections In Malawi

Materials Arrive For Fresh Elections In Malawi

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will take delivery of a consignment of indelible link and thumbprint pads ahead of the court-ordered fresh presidential election tentatively set for June 23. Mathanga: The indelible ink and thumbprint pads will be taken for storage at MEC warehouses in Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Blantyre. Chief elections officer Sam Alufandika […]

Malawi Electoral Commission Proposes June 23 Voting Day In Malawi Fresh Presidential Election

Malawi Electoral Commission Proposes June 23 Voting Day In Malawi Fresh Presidential Election

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has stunned participants to the National Elections Consultative Forum (Necof) when the pollster said it proposes June 23, 2020, as the day voters should elect a president in the fresh elections. MEC chairperson Jane Ansah has told the high-level meeting underway in Mangochi that parliament should endorse the date. “This will […]

Kenyatta Picks Military Team To Oversee 2022 Power Change

Kenyatta Picks Military Team To Oversee 2022 Power Change

President Uhuru Kenyatta has picked a new team of military commanders who will see his expected transition from power in 2022, with General Robert Kibochi creating history by becoming the first non-infantry officer from the Kenya Army to be appointed military boss. General Kibochi, the new Chief of Defence Forces, with roots from Nakuru and […]

Malawi Electoral Commission Plans July Vote Despite Coronavirus

Malawi Electoral Commission Plans July Vote Despite Coronavirus

Malawi’s Electoral Commission (MEC) says it is pushing ahead with voter registration for July’s presidential election re-run, despite a government-ordered suspension because of the coronavirus. Malawi has so far eight confirmed cases of the virus and one death. Health officials worry people grouped for registration and voting could easily spread the virus but the MEC […]

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