Politics

Uganda’s President Museveni in early vote-count lead, Bobi Wine is positive

Uganda’s Incumbent president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has taken an early lead in the presidential election as votes continue to be collated. Provisional results announced by the Electoral Commission showed that Mr. Museveni, 76, obtained over 1.5 million votes representing 65.02 percent. His closest rival, the musician-turned politician, Bobi Wine was in second position with over 647,146 votes representing 27.39 percent. …

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Uganda orders social media shutdown ahead of crucial election

Uganda’s telecommunication regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission has ordered the shutdown of social media ahead of Thursday’s crucial election. In a letter to the telecommunication companies, the Communications Commission executive director Irene Sewankambo ordered the telcos to “immediately suspend any access and use” of social media and online messaging platforms. Access to Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter has already been disrupted …

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January 2021 Sees Alban Bagbin As Speaker Of Ghana’s 8th Parliament

He had completely packed out from the Job 600 office allocated to him to operate from as the Second Deputy Speaker of Ghana’s 7th Parliament and the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Member of Parliament for Nadowli-Kaleo constituency had said goodbye to the legislative house, having served his constituents and Ghana for 28 years. That is an enviable record. At the …

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President Trump to not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration

President Donald Trump confirmed Friday what has been suspected for weeks: He will not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration Jan. 20. “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the inauguration on January 20th,” he announced on Twitter. Trump’s decision to skip Biden’s swearing-in ceremony comes after weeks of his refusal to acknowledge that Biden had defeated …

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Ghana’s opposition files court papers to challenge 2020 poll results

The National Democratic Congress has filed a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary polls. Ex-president Mahama (left) with Asiedu Nketia In a statement after filing the petition, the party said: “The Petition was filed pursuant to the party‘s audit of the 2020 Presidential results and extensive consultations with the National Executive …

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Ghana: NDC officially declares intention to contest 2020 elections in court

The major opposition party in Ghana now, National Democratic Congress (NDC) has officially declared its intention to go to court to challenge the declaration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the President-elect by the Electoral Commission (EC) after the December 7, 2020 presidential election. President Mahama (left) with Mr. Nketia in file photo A statement issued Tuesday [December 29, …

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South Africa Rejects U.K. Claims Over New Coronavirus Variant

South Africa’s government rejected allegations that a new variant of the coronavirus found in the country has contributed to a second wave of infections in the U.K. and criticized its decision to impose travel restrictions. A new virus variant that was detected in the U.K. has a mutation occurring at a site common with the South African strain, known as …

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UN envoy calls for investigation into electoral violence in Ghana

The United Nations, on Monday, called on the Ghanaian authorities to investigate incidents of electoral violence in the December 7 polls. The UN also called on the government to hold the perpetrators accountable in line with Ghana’s commitment to guaranteeing the respect of human rights and the rule of law. Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Special Representative of the United …

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What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain Everything & Lose His Own Soul? Jean Mensah, Nana Akufo-Addo & The Sovereignty Of Ghanaians

The sovereignty of Ghana resides in its citizens. At elections, this sovereignty is transferred from the  electors to the elected. This is a divine process because you are transferring your God-given will to  another human being to act on your behalf. Anyone who distorts the transfer, distorts the will of God  Himself. It is dreadful thing to fall into hands …

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