Politics

Mali junta picks former Defense Minister as transitional president

The junta that overthrew Mali’s president last month said Monday that former defense minister and retired Colonel Major Bah N’Daw will be the president during the transition period.  Bah N’Daw was appointed by a 30-person panel set up by the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), the junta that has ruled Mali since soldiers overthrew President Ibrahim …

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Bipartisan lawmakers in the US unite to advocate for WASH

ALICANTE, Spain — Politicians from both sides of the U.S. political spectrum have come together to advocate for global access to water, sanitation, and hygiene. The International Water and Sanitation Caucus, which launched this week, was founded by a bipartisan group of 12 lawmakers who believe WASH is central to national and global health, as well as economic productivity, ecosystem …

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Ecowas leaders fail to reach agreement with Mali junta

West African leaders have been unable to reach an agreement with military leaders of Mali who carried out a coup last month to topple the government of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. During talks on Tuesday in Ghana’s capital Accra, ECOWAS leaders could not persuade the soldiers to hand over power to a civilian government immediately. The leader of Mali’s junta, Col …

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Ivory Coast: Gbagbo, Soro supporters file their candidacies for President

Supporters of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and those supporting former rebel leader, Guillaume Soro have filed their candidacies for President. Gbagbo is currently living in Belgium after he was acquitted of war crimes by the International Criminal Court last year. He has been refused entry into the country but his supporters have formed a pro-Gbagbo group to push his …

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Zambia’s ‘discriminatory’ nomination fee for 2021 general election

A number of politicians vying for public office in Zambia’s 2021 General election, may end up dropping out of the race, before voting begins, thanks to the out of reach nomination fees that have been pegged by the country’s electoral commission. The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), is asking for $5,000US for the top office, over $800US for parliamentary candidates …

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Updates: 2020 March on Washington, Thousands march for racial equality

Protesters gather around the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post) March on Washington organizers expect about 50,000 people to gather in Washington on Friday to call for criminal justice reform and racial equality and to honor the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” address from the same spot. Organizers …

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Ex-Sports Journalist of Uganda wants to be country’s President

KAMPALA, August 25, 2020 – Former Ugandan sports journalist Joseph Kabuleta is running for president of his country in next year’s general elections. Former USPA president Joseph Kabuleta Kabuleta is a former Editor of Sports at the New Vision Newspaper, Uganda’s leading daily and, from 2002 to 2006, was also president of the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA), an affiliate …

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Here’s How Americans Living In Ghana Can Vote In The General Election

On Tuesday, November 3, Americans will be going to the polls to participate in their General Election. For Presidential candidates, the battle is really between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The American equivalent of Electoral Commission has made it possible for citizens living in overseas can also cast their vote. If you’re an American citizen living in Ghana you …

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ROPAA and Ghana’s Election 2020 as dissected by Dr. Kofi A. Boateng

Dr. Kofi A. Boateng pictured next to PAM emblem

I start this article with its conclusion. Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) and its Chair, Mrs. Jean Mensa, should not contemplate registering and facilitating voting in 2020 by only workers of Ghana’s Embassies/Missions and Ghanaians abroad on government scholarships. Either all Ghanaians Living Abroad (GLAs) vote or no one votes in the 2020 national elections. The EC must implement Act 699 …

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