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Maryland Women to Boycott 2023 Elections

Maryland Women to Boycott 2023 Elections

Women of Maryland County are threatening to boycott elections in 2023 if they cannot get justice in the murder case of the late Modecious Nyemah, a student of the Pleebo High School, who was allegedly chopped to death in 2021 by Suspect Moses Mlarmah. Addressing reporters during their gathering in Gbolobo, outskirts of Pleebo, Maryland […]

Trial Begins In Challenge To California Women On Boards Law

Trial Begins In Challenge To California Women On Boards Law

 Opening statements got underway on Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the legality of California’s law requiring publicly held companies to include women on their boards, a case that will test the state’s authority to address disparities in corporate power. Three California taxpayers will seek to show the law amounts to sex discrimination in violation of […]

Citizen-Government Coalitions Could Hold The Key To The Reform Of African Cities

Citizen-Government Coalitions Could Hold The Key To The Reform Of African Cities

Cities across Africa are growing at an astonishing rate. All 20 of Africa’s fastest-growing cities have experienced average growth rates of more than 6% over the last decade. Gwagwalada, on the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria, topped the list with a population that has grown by 9% each year since 2010. Over the past 10 years, […]

Remove Sanctions On Zimbabwe – Chakwera Tells West

Remove Sanctions On Zimbabwe – Chakwera Tells West

Malawi president and SADC chairperson Lazarus Chakwera has called for the immediate and unconditional removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the Western bloc of states saying this would facilitate economic recovery. Zimbabwe is set to commemorate the Anti Sanctions Day on October 25. In a solidarity statement, Chakwera said: “As SADC we are concerned […]

‘I am not weak’: Qatari Women Unsuccessful In First Legislative Elections

‘I am not weak’: Qatari Women Unsuccessful In First Legislative Elections

Voters chose none of the 26 women who stood for election in Qatar’s first legislative elections on Saturday, disappointing candidates who had wanted to lend a voice for women and other Qataris in the Gulf monarchy’s political process. The vote was for 30 members of the 45-seat advisory Shura Council while the emir will continue […]

Al-Shabab Threatens to Disrupt Upcoming Somali Elections

Al-Shabab Threatens to Disrupt Upcoming Somali Elections

Somali terrorist group al-Shabab has threatened to attack electoral delegates who will be choosing lawmakers in parliamentary elections beginning next week. The Islamist militant group has threatened to disrupt the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in the Horn of Africa country. The leader of the group, Ahmed Abu Ubaidah, said Tuesday they are opposed to […]

Kenya Offers to Support Sudan’s Transition to Democracy

Kenya Offers to Support Sudan’s Transition to Democracy

Kenya has offered to help Sudan’s reforms for government institutions as the country emerges from years of conflict and isolation. Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Raychelle Omamo says Nairobi is willing to support Khartoum’s “broad-based reform” needed to move the country from the transition stage to a democracy. Ms Omamo was in Khartoum on […]

Zimbabwe In Shame Vote Against UN Resolution To Stop Genocide

Zimbabwe In Shame Vote Against UN Resolution To Stop Genocide

Zimbabwe was one of the few countries that Tuesday voted against a United Nations General Assembly resolution seeking to protect vulnerable populations against “genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.” However, the resolution was adopted after 115 countries including neighbouring South Africa, and Botswana voted favour while 15 including Zimbabwe, voted against. Some […]

Liberty Party Adopts Gender-sensitive Policy for 50-50 Representation of Men and Women for All Appointed and Elected Positions

Liberty Party Adopts Gender-sensitive Policy for 50-50 Representation of Men and Women for All Appointed and Elected Positions

The National Executive Committee of the Liberty Party (LP) has resolved to implement a gender-sensitive policy that would see both women and men gain equal seats for both elected and appointed positions. Liberty Party is the first political party to ensure a level plain field for gender participation. The chairman of the party, Musa Bility […]

Women Seek 16 Parliament Reservation Seats

Women Seek 16 Parliament Reservation Seats

The Gambian Constitution and the Women’s Act 2010 guarantee women’s participation in politics. On Saturday women from diverse environments met to validate a draft bill that seeks 16 reserved seats for women at the National Assembly, which will make 71 seats at the parliament if approved. The objective behind the process is for The Gambia […]

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