Politics

Nigeria’s 2019 Elections – What You Need To Know

As Africa’s most populous nation and leading producer of oil gears up for their elections on February 16, observers would be keen to see if Nigerians would retain President Buhari for his second and final term or return to the party which ruled the country for 16 years until Buhari’s presidency. The president is elected using a simple majority of …

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ASAS Awards & Expo 2019 Chair Meets Top Diplomats In US And UK

ASAS Awards & Expo

Mr. Osei Bonsu Dickson, Chairman of the International Planning Committee for the 2019 Inaugural Africa Security and Safety Awards and Expo (ASAS Awards & Expo) has met with His Excellency (HE) Dr. Barfour Adjei-Barwuah and HE Paapa Owusu-Ankomah, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States (US) and Ghana’s High Commissioner to United Kingdom (UK) respectively. Both meetings respectively took place during …

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Sahle-Work Zewde becomes first female President of Ethiopia

Sahle-Work Zewde

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) Ethiopia’s parliament has appointed the country’s first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde, in a move hailed as setting a new standard for women in the East African nation, the Prime Minister’s chief of staff announced October 25, 2018. Sahle-Work Zewde, 69, has served since June as the United Nation’s special representative to the African Union as an under-secretary-general. She also has …

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Zimbabwe election: Mnangagwa vows ‘brighter tomorrow’

Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed a “brighter tomorrow” for Zimbabwe after being sworn-in as president August 26, 2018. He also announced an inquiry into the deaths of six people in clashes between the army and opposition supporters after the July vote. The violence was “unacceptable“, he said. The opposition MDC Alliance continues to reject the result despite a court ruling on Friday …

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Joseph Kabila will not seek third term in Congo

Joseph Kabila

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila will not seek election for a third term, his spokesman announced Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Kabila instead nominated his interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as his successor. The announcement reported in local media brought an end to speculation that Kabila would bypass the country’s two-term limit to stand in the December 23 elections. Democratic Republic …

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What you need to know about the 2018 landmark Zimbabwe election

Zimbabwe

Millions in Zimbabwe on July 30, 2018, went voting in the country’s first election since 1980 without former president Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe’s former vice-president whose nickname is “the crocodile“, is now president and the ruling ZANU-PF party’s presidential candidate. Mnangagwa and Nelson Chamisa, head of the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance, are widely seen as the top challengers. Click for …

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35-year-old Chike Ukaegbu takes a shot at 2019 Nigeria presidency

Chike Ukaegbu

Chike Ukaegbu, a 35-year-old Nigerian on June 28, 2018, said he wants to become the country’s youngest presidential candidate, taking advantage of a newly passed law reducing age limits for political office. “Chike Ukaegbu announced his candidacy for President of Nigeria – a country with over 60% of the population between the ages of 18 and 35,” his publicist said …

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Can Republicans resist Donald Trump like the ANC did Jacob Zuma?

Jacob Zuma

“I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a Constitution … I might look at the Constitution of South Africa. That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, and had an independent judiciary … It really is, I think, a great piece of work.” — Supreme Court …

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Meet South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa was officially elected as South Africa’s new President on 15 February 2018, following the resignation of Jacob Zuma. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa was born on 17 November 1952 in Soweto, Johannesburg. A politician, former trade unionist and businessman, Ramaphosa has had a remarkable, but not controversy free career. Ramaphosa attended Tshilidzi Primary School and Sekano Ntoane High School, he …

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