Politics

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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Mali’s President Keïta seized by soldiers in a mutiny

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been seized and detained by mutineering soldiers in the capital Bamako. Prime Minister Boubou Cissé was also arrested following a mutiny on Tuesday by the soldiers. There were reports of a possible mutiny on Tuesday after gunfire was heard at an army base outside Mali’s capital Bamako. The army base was where a mutiny …

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Meet 19-year old Ugandan vying to become president

A 19-year-old Ugandan, Hillary Humphrey Kaweesa is hoping to make history by unseating the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni in upcoming presidential elections. Kaweesa has picked nomination papers to vie for the presidency in the general elections to take place next year. He joins legislator Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine and former army general Henry Tumukunde who have declared …

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It’s Kamala Harris! – Biden picks first Black woman as running mate

Joe Biden has selected Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate ahead of November’s general election. The 55-year-old California senator is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian-Jamaican descent to be nominated for national office by a major party. She is also only the fourth woman in history to be chosen for one of their presidential tickets. …

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Guinea: 82-year old Condé picked by party to run for third term

Guinea’s ruling party has nominated 82-year old President Alpha Condé to run for a third term in this year’s elections. The electoral commission has proposed the presidential election be held on 18 October but the president is yet to sign off a date. The ruling party nominated Conde following the passage of a new constitution that now allows him to …

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Nigerian governor appoints aide for divorced women

There is some level of surprise among Nigerians after Governor of Nigeria’s Bauchi state, Bala Mohammed appointed a new aide to take care of divorced women. Mohammed appointed Balaraba Ibrahim as “Special Assistant to the governor on Women Affairs (Divorced)”. Her appointment letter which surfaced on social media has gotten many talking. Ms Ibrahim, a divorcee herself, in her new role …

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Butterfly Effect: The Pandemic’s one good deed — Busting Stereotypes

Nairobi and Washington, D.C., are 7,500 miles apart. Last week showed that the gulf in their approaches to the pandemic is even wider. Even as President Donald Trump pressured states and local authorities to reopen schools, threatening to cut funding for those that do not, Kenya announced that it would keep physical classrooms closed until at least January 2021. Kenya’s …

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I remain a champion of Ghana – US Congress candidate Kojo Asamoa-Caesar

The first Ghanaian–American candidate for a seat in the US Congress Kojo Asamoa-Caesar says he will continue to be a champion of Ghana even if he becomes a US legislator after the November elections. He says his life has been shaped greatly by his Ghanaian heritage and he is very proud of that. “I got my values from Ghana. My formative years …

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