Namibian press zooms in on Swapo electoral college outcome

Namibian press zooms in on Swapo electoral college outcome

The Namibian press was Monday dominated by the outcome of the ruling Swapo party's Electoral College that met at the weekend to draw up a list of 96 candidates for National Assembly ...

Mozambique election campaigns off to a slow start

Mozambique election campaigns off to a slow start

Mozambique´s 45-day election campaign period began at the weekend with only three contestants unveiling their activities in the run-up to polls set for October 15, APA learns here ...

Mugabe calls emergency meeting to discuss ZANU PF crisis

Mugabe calls emergency meeting to discuss ZANU PF crisis

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has called for an emergency meeting this week of the Politburo of his ZANU PF to deal with widening fissures triggered by reports of ...

Ghana: Opposition NPP flag-bearer leads congress vote

Ghana: Opposition NPP flag-bearer leads congress vote

Ghana's opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo on Sunday swept the votes of the super delegates congress to prone down the number of presidential ...

Namibia: Swapo makes good on gender quota pledge

Namibia: Swapo makes good on gender quota pledge

Namibia's ruling Swapo Party has delivered on its promise of equal gender representation following the successful election of party candidates who will represent the organization in ...

SADC holding crisis meeting on Lesotho

SADC holding crisis meeting on Lesotho

The Southern Africa Development Community have been holding a crisis meeting on Lesotho in Pretoria late on Sunday to discuss the political uncertainy in the mountain kingdom after ...

Niger opposition backs runaway Speaker

Niger opposition backs runaway Speaker

The Alliance for Reconciliation, Democracy and the Republic (ARDR) in Niger has declared support for Hama Amadou, the country's Speaker who clandestinely fled to Ouagadougou in ...

Namibian press zooms in on Swapo electoral college outcome

The Namibian press was Monday dominated by the outcome of the ruling Swapo party's Electoral College that met at the weekend to draw up a list of 96 candidates for National Assembly elections set for October.The state-run New Era reported that the Swapo Electoral College marked what observers described as a generational transition of the party, with new and young faces dominating the parliamentary candidates ...

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Mozambique election campaigns off to a slow start

Mozambique´s 45-day election campaign period began at the weekend with only three contestants unveiling their activities in the run-up to polls set for October 15, APA learns here on Monday.The ruling Frelimo and the opposition Renamo and Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM) on Sunday launched their election campaigns in the northern city of Nampula, capital of the largest of the 11 provincial ...

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Mugabe calls emergency meeting to discuss ZANU PF crisis

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has called for an emergency meeting this week of the Politburo of his ZANU PF to deal with widening fissures triggered by reports of irregularities during last month's elections for the party's youth and women's wings, state media reported Monday.According to the official Herald daily, Mugabe said the Politburo meeting would discuss allegations of vote-buying and ...

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Ghana: Opposition NPP flag-bearer leads congress vote

Ghana's opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo on Sunday swept the votes of the super delegates congress to prone down the number of presidential aspirants from seven to five.Nana Addo polled 598 votes representing 80.81% of the total votes cast. His closest contender Mr Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten a former trade minister polled 59 votes representing 7.9 % while Francis Addae ...

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Namibia: Swapo makes good on gender quota pledge

Namibia's ruling Swapo Party has delivered on its promise of equal gender representation following the successful election of party candidates who will represent the organization in the country's next National Assembly.The former liberation movement held its Electoral College at the weekend, where a list of 96 party candidates made up on the basis of a 50/50 gender representation was unveiled to the public ...

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SADC holding crisis meeting on Lesotho

The Southern Africa Development Community have been holding a crisis meeting on Lesotho in Pretoria late on Sunday to discuss the political uncertainy in the mountain kingdom after an army insurrection forced the prime minister to flee.Speaking on Sunday, South Africa's International Relations and Co-operation departmental spokesperson, Clayson Monyela disclosed that SADC foreign ministers are set to outline ...

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Niger opposition backs runaway Speaker

The Alliance for Reconciliation, Democracy and the Republic (ARDR) in Niger has declared support for Hama Amadou, the country's Speaker who clandestinely fled to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso after being brought to justice by the National Assembly for baby trafficking.The alliance which is composed of about twenty opposition parties, issued a statement Saturday night in which it professed support for the ...

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Zambia: Govt wants no rush to constitutional process

The Zambian government has dismissed calls for a quick enactment of a draft constitution into law as wishful thinking claiming there are other priority areas that the Patriotic Front (PF) regime was currently focusing on.Justice Minister Edgar Lungu said on Sunday that there would no change in the process of enacting a new constitution for the country following his appointment as new Minister of Justice. ...

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Lesotho PM blames military chief’s ouster for unrest

The removal of Lesotho's army boss Lieutenant General Kennedy Tlali Kamoli from office by King Letsie on Friday could have sparked Saturday's coup attempt which has left the country in an uneasy calm, Prime Minister Tom Thabane had suggested.Even though the army has denied this, Thabane who fled to neighbouring South Africa in the early hours of Saturday, was quoted in reports on Sunday as saying he believes ...

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AU wary of Lesotho crisis

The African Union has expressed concern over the political crisis in Lesotho in the wake of a military insurrection which forced Prime Minister Tom Thabane to flee the mountain kingdom.In a statement on Sunday, AU chair Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said while her organization was following with deep concern the deteriorating situation in the country, it would also emphasise its strong rejection of an ...

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