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Benin and Ivory Coast Withdraw Declarations From Rights Court

Benin and Ivory Coast Withdraw Declarations From Rights Court

Benin and Ivory Coast become the third and fourth countries to withdraw their declaration under Article 34 of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR). Benin announced an end to individual and NGO direct access to the court […]

Ugandan Women Urged To Enter Politics Ahead Of 2021 General Elections

Ugandan Women Urged To Enter Politics Ahead Of 2021 General Elections

Former Ethics and Integrity minister Dr Miria Matembe has challenged women to take up more leadership positions in the forthcoming general elections, in order to achieve gender balance. Matembe also former Mbarara district woman Member of Parliament expressed concern that women are leaving their male counterparts to occupy most of the elective positions yet the […]

Women On the Front Line To Hold The Country Together After Polls

Women On the Front Line To Hold The Country Together After Polls

When Gladys Mbuya spoke at the African Peer Review Mechanism meeting in Kigali, her voice shook. She described her life as an internally displaced person in the violence ravaging her country, Cameroon. Her pre-conflict status in life stands in sharp contrast. Mbuya is the Queen Mother of Alatening village, and head of the women’s traditional […]

Optimism High On Burundi Elections

Optimism High On Burundi Elections

UNITED Nations (UN), Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, Ms Bintou Keita, has expressed the intergovernmental organization’s desire for peaceful, credible and democratic elections in Burundi. Speaking during her meeting with the EAC Secretary General midweek, the UN official observed that peaceful elections in Burundi were a prerequisite for political stability in the nation and the region […]

Cameroonians Fleeing Separatist Violence Head To Nigeria Ahead Of Elections

Cameroonians Fleeing Separatist Violence Head To Nigeria Ahead Of Elections

Villagers in Cameroon’s volatile northwest region are fleeing separatist violence ahead of February 9 local and parliamentary elections to neighbouring Nigeria.  The rebels have vowed to stop the elections and are clashing with the military while civilians are caught up in the fighting. Christians at True Faith Ministries, in the Nigerian border village of Atta, […]

Mozambique Votes Amid Security, Fraud Concerns

Mozambique Votes Amid Security, Fraud Concerns

Mozambique held general elections Tuesday, with pundits saying it could be the biggest test yet for Frelimo, the party which has been in power since independence.  The president said the elections are being closely observed.  But civil society groups say thousands of would-be election monitors were denied credentials by the authorities. As Mozambique went to […]

Mozambique Begins Voters Registration For General Elections

Mozambique Begins Voters Registration For General Elections

 The chairperson of Mozambique’s National Elections Commission (CNE), Abdul Carimo, on Sunday urged citizens of voting age to make their way to the voter registration posts, to ensure that they are on the electoral role for the presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections due to be held on 15 October. Voter registration begins on Monday, and […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Trust

LOUD WHISPERS: Trust

Trust. A simple word. Only five letters, easy to pronounce and spell. Yet it is such a complicated word.  Without the currency of trust, life’s transactions become almost meaningless. Children trust their parents to always protect their interests. Sadly, this trust is sometimes misplaced, as we have seen with cases of incest and other forms […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Lessons From Hannah

LOUD WHISPERS: Lessons From Hannah

I have an older friend who is from Zimbabwe. I will call her Hannah. She fought in the Zimbabwe liberation war in the 1970s. Then she was a young girl, but she experienced things people thrice her age could not even imagine. When the war was over and Zimbabwe became an independent nation State in […]

Congo Votes for Successor to Kabila in Long-Delayed Election

Congo Votes for Successor to Kabila in Long-Delayed Election

The Democratic Republic of Congo voted Sunday for a successor to long-serving President Joseph Kabila after a tense campaign the opposition said was marred by crackdowns and disruptions. Kabila’s handpicked successor, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, is running for the ruling coalition and faces strong challenges from opposition alliances headed by Felix Tshisekedi and Martin Fayulu. The […]

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