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South Sudan Inches Closer To Government Of National Unity

South Sudan Inches Closer To Government Of National Unity

South Sudan’s warring parties have reached a tentative agreement to revert to 10 states, paving the way for the creation of a transitional government of national unity. In an overnight about-turn, President Salva Kiir stood down from his stance of 32 states, saying he was compromising for the sake of the country’s peace. A document […]

Is Putin Aiming At Becoming The New Chinese Leader?

Is Putin Aiming At Becoming The New Chinese Leader?

Two decades after he first took power, Russian President Vladimir Putin appears poised to stay on for the foreseeable future. But as he delicately rearranged his country’s government in order to do so, he may have been looking enviously across the Altai Mountains to China, where his close ally Xi Jinping achieved the same power grab with apparent […]

Why Very Few Women Go Into Politics In Mauritius

Why Very Few Women Go Into Politics In Mauritius

Mauritius is an island that is famed for its beautiful beaches and for its reputation as an “African success story”. Since its independence from the UK in 1968, it has had tremendous economic progress, consolidated its democracy and maintained political stability. Mauritius has held 11 general elections since independence. But the recent general elections highlighted one serious political […]

28 Women File Nominations To Contest District Level Elections In UE/R

28 Women File Nominations To Contest District Level Elections In UE/R

At least 28 women have filed to contest in the 2019 district level elections while 145 women will be vying for slots in the Unit Committee elections in the Upper East Region. Besides, 16 persons living with various forms of disabilities have also filed to contest in the elections and a further nine persons with […]

‘President Weah Not Perturbed About Multiple Resignation In Government’

‘President Weah Not Perturbed About Multiple Resignation In Government’

 Barely two years since taking over the presidency, President George Mannah Weah’s administration continues to face a series of challenges. The hurdles range from economic constraints including a hike in prices of commodities, transportation fares as customers’ complaints about commercial banks’ refusal to release a good percentage of their money. These situations are being compounded […]

Women Now Constitute 52% Of Kagame’s Cabinet

Women Now Constitute 52% Of Kagame’s Cabinet

President Paul Kagame on Monday reshuffled cabinet, making changes in which women comprise 52 per cent, an increase from the 50 per cent women representation in the previous cabinet. The members of the cabinet have also increased from 26 to 27, as ministries and fully-fledged ministers also increased from 17 to 18, because of the […]

Gambian Women Testify About Sex Abuse Under Ex-President Jammeh

Gambian Women Testify About Sex Abuse Under Ex-President Jammeh

Speaking calmly through tears, in a hearing streamed live on YouTube, former beauty queen Fatou Jallow told how Gambia’s ex-president Yahya Jammeh locked her in a room and raped her. The 23-year-old’s testimony on Thursday concluded three weeks of public hearings dedicated to sexual and gender-based violence under Jammeh’s presidency, part of a broader probe […]

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed Calls For The Full Participation Of Women In Peace, Security and Development Efforts

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed Calls For The Full Participation Of Women In Peace, Security and Development Efforts

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed inspects a guard parade on arrival at Aden Abdulle International Airport, Mogadishu, during a joint UN-AU Solidarity Mission to Somalia on 23 October 2019. UN Photo / John Arigi The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has called for the full participation of women in the country’s peace, […]

Nneka Abulokwe Awarded OBE By HM Queen Elizabeth II

Nneka Abulokwe Awarded OBE By HM Queen Elizabeth II

Digital governance and tech entrepreneur Dr Nneka Abulokwe has been awarded the distinction of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The award, which is part of the 2019 Queens Birthday Honours List, was formalised today at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Abulokwe received her OBE […]

Doctors In Zimbabwe Launch Crowd Funding Initiative To Replace Salaries

Doctors In Zimbabwe Launch Crowd Funding Initiative To Replace Salaries

Striking doctors have set up a crowd funding initiative appealing for donations from the public after government denied them their October salaries. The health workers, who are pressing on with their job action which commenced over six weeks ago, on Thursday launched the initiative that they said will go some way to help the desperate […]