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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 […]

Biden Invites Buhari, 39 Other World Leaders to Climate Summit

Biden Invites Buhari, 39 Other World Leaders to Climate Summit

United States President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders, including President Muhammadu Buhari, to a summit on climate holding between April 22 and 23. The summit billed to hold virtually, would be streamed live for public viewing across the globe. A statement from the White House on Friday said President Biden took the decision […]

Fifth Death in Senegal’s Most Violent Political Unrest for Decades

Fifth Death in Senegal’s Most Violent Political Unrest for Decades

A schoolboy has been killed during violent protests in Senegal at the weekend, bringing the death toll from days of violence in the West African state to five. Clashes between opposition supporters and security forces began last Wednesday, following the arrest of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko and have continued throughout the weekend. People torched cars, […]

Thousands Displaced By Post-Election Violence in the Central African Republic

Thousands Displaced By Post-Election Violence in the Central African Republic

Some 32,000 residents have fled the Central African Republic into adjacent countries, says the UN’s refugee agency. The exodus follows opposition complaints over “numerous irregularities” in last month’s election. The Geneva-based UNHCR said “violence and insecurity” plaguing the Central African Republic’s December 27 election had prompted thousands of refugees to seek haven in the neighbouring […]

Rioters Breached US Capitol Security On Wednesday.

Rioters Breached US Capitol Security On Wednesday.

As hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol, breaking windows and wreaking havoc, politicians and activists were among the many who drew comparisons between the police response on Wednesday to that of last year’s Black Lives Matter protests. The death of George Floyd — a Black man who died after a […]

Somalia Agrees to De-Escalate Tensions With Kenya

Somalia Agrees to De-Escalate Tensions With Kenya

Somalia agreed to de-escalate tensions with neighbouring Kenya during a conference Monday in Djibouti. Somalia said the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) put pressure on the country to resolve its diplomatic tiff with Kenya during the 38th Extraordinary Assembly of IGAD Heads of State and Government. IGAD, which consists of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South […]

SADC Tackles Moza Insurgency

SADC Tackles Moza Insurgency

SADC countries are closely monitoring the improving security situation in Mozambique and mapping out strategies to ensure insurgency activities in northern parts of the country are tackled appropriately. This emerged at an Extraordinary Sadc Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation Summit held in Maputo yesterday, which was attended by President Mnangagwa (immediate-past Troika chair) […]

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