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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. […]

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 […]

DR Congo – Ituri Governor Appeals For Help To Stop ‘Ongoing Genocide’

DR Congo – Ituri Governor Appeals For Help To Stop ‘Ongoing Genocide’

Since the beginning of March, nearly 300 people have died as a result of the ongoing violence in Ituri Province. Jean Bamanisa Saidi, governor of the volatile region described the killings as genocide. “This must stop in our country!” the governor said. “It is estimated that more than 4,000 people have been brutally massacred since […]

Police Embark On Strict Enforcement of Curfew, Interstate Travel Ban In Nigeria

Police Embark On Strict Enforcement of Curfew, Interstate Travel Ban In Nigeria

Saying it was tired of taking the blame for the flagrant violation of COVID-19 restriction guidelines, the police yesterday began strict enforcement of the nationwide curfew and interstate travel ban imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari two weeks ago. The police commands, particularly in Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), […]

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 […]

Biden Wants A Woman To Be His Running Mate

Biden Wants A Woman To Be His Running Mate

Presumptive Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden, who has vowed to pick a woman to join his ticket, said he would appoint a committee this month to help him vet possible running mates. The former vice president to Barack Obama has said he would consider six to around a dozen candidates, including several of his […]

Zimbabwe Celebrates 40 Years of Independence

Zimbabwe Celebrates 40 Years of Independence

Zimbabwe celebrates 40 years of independence from British rule amid mixed feelings. Some believe the country has come of age while others accuse former liberators of turning into oppressors. Tens of thousands of people traditionally flock to independence day festivities around the country on April 18 to honour the struggle that freed Zimbabwe from colonial […]

EU Calls For Security Meeting Over Kenya-Somalia Tensions

EU Calls For Security Meeting Over Kenya-Somalia Tensions

The European Union has asked Kenya and Ethiopia to organise a security summit on cross-border cooperation following tensions on the Kenya-Somalia border. Mandera County in Kenya, which is near the border, has been tense for more than a week now following clashes between Jubbaland forces and those loyal to the Federal Government of Somalia. The […]

A Day Without Women: Strikes In Mexico And Argentina Follow Huge Rallies

A Day Without Women: Strikes In Mexico And Argentina Follow Huge Rallies

Millions of women in Mexico and Argentina will stay away from offices, school and government offices on Monday, stepping up historic protests against gender violence that saw hundreds of thousands take to the streets over the weekend. The one-day action dubbed “a day without us” is intended to show what life would be like if […]

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