Nigeria: 15 political parties oppose use of card readers during elections

Nigeria: 15 political parties oppose use of card readers during elections

Fifteen political parties have opposed the proposed use of card readers in accrediting voters by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the elections. The aggrieved ...

Graft still prevalent in Botswana despite impressive ranking – Body

Graft still prevalent in Botswana despite impressive ranking – Body

International ratings do not always give the correct picture of corruption in Botswana, APA learnt here on Thursday.According to the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime ...

African lawyers blast assassination of top Mozambican barrister

African lawyers blast assassination of top Mozambican barrister

The African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (ANCL) on Thursday strongly condemned this week's murder in Maputo of Mozambique's top constitutional law expert Gilles Cistac.The Cape ...

Nigeria’s INEC conducts mock polls Saturday

Nigeria’s INEC conducts mock polls Saturday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it will conduct mock elections on Saturday to enable it test the equipment to be used for the presidential ...

Lesotho’s former PM forms coalition gov’t after inconclusive poll

Lesotho’s former PM forms coalition gov’t after inconclusive poll

A former Prime Minister of Lesotho, Pakalitha Mosisili, is back in the driving seat as the head of a new coalition government in Maseru following his narrow election victory, which ...

Academic accuses Botswana’s legislature of tyranny

Academic accuses Botswana’s legislature of tyranny

University of Botswana lecturer Professor Zibani Maundeni has accused the Botswana Parliament of tyranny, saying it makes oppressive laws, APA learns here Thursday. Speaking in an ...

Sankara family deny contact with Burkina authorities

Sankara family deny contact with Burkina authorities

The family of the late Burkina Faso President, Thomas Sankara, have denied any contact or agreement with the authorities of the transition government five months after Blaise ...

Nigeria: 15 political parties oppose use of card readers during elections

Fifteen political parties have opposed the proposed use of card readers in accrediting voters by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the elections. The aggrieved parties and five presidential candidates participating in the forthcoming elections said on Wednesday that the use of the electronic devices would not only be against the 1999 Constitution, but also the 2010 Electoral Act (As ...

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Graft still prevalent in Botswana despite impressive ranking – Body

International ratings do not always give the correct picture of corruption in Botswana, APA learnt here on Thursday.According to the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime spokesperson Lentswe Motshoganetsi, corruption in Botswana has become sophisticated, thanks to technological advancements that are enabling people to find new ways of conducting corrupt activities. Motshoganetsi, who says Botswana's ...

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African lawyers blast assassination of top Mozambican barrister

The African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (ANCL) on Thursday strongly condemned this week's murder in Maputo of Mozambique's top constitutional law expert Gilles Cistac.The Cape Town-based organization said in a statement signed by the ANCL general secretary Vanja Karth that "academics, scholars, lawyers and all citizens of Mozambique should be free to express opinions, interpret and engage in discussion ...

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Nigeria’s INEC conducts mock polls Saturday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it will conduct mock elections on Saturday to enable it test the equipment to be used for the presidential election and National Assembly elections on March 28 and the governorship and state assemblies polls on April 11. INEC's National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Dr. Chris Iyimoga, told journalists on ...

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Lesotho’s former PM forms coalition gov’t after inconclusive poll

A former Prime Minister of Lesotho, Pakalitha Mosisili, is back in the driving seat as the head of a new coalition government in Maseru following his narrow election victory, which was however not enough for his Democratic Party (DC) to form a government on its own. The Lesotho parliament has 120 seats of which 80 are decided by voters and 40 are allocated through proportional representation. The DC secured ...

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Academic accuses Botswana’s legislature of tyranny

University of Botswana lecturer Professor Zibani Maundeni has accused the Botswana Parliament of tyranny, saying it makes oppressive laws, APA learns here Thursday. Speaking in an interview, Professor Maundeni cited the Media Practitioners' Act of 2008 which he said the media could not work under, but which was passed by parliament nonetheless. He also said, as researchers they struggle to get information ...

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Sankara family deny contact with Burkina authorities

The family of the late Burkina Faso President, Thomas Sankara, have denied any contact or agreement with the authorities of the transition government five months after Blaise Compaoré was toppled by a popular uprising and fled the country.In a statement dated March 3rd, Mrs. Mariam Sankara said she has not had formal contact with the transition authorities “contrary to what the press said.â€� However, the ...

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Pohamba urges new envoys to promote ties with Namibia

Namibia's outgoing President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Wednesday welcomed five new ambassadors whom he encouraged to together for the benefit of all countries.Pohamba told the ambassadors from Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Belgium, Algeria and Colombia to work towards cementing diplomatic relations with Namibia in order to increase trade. Speaking on behalf her peers after presenting their credentials ...

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Botswana MPs fearing for their lives – Minister

Botswana Presidential Affairs Minister Eric Molale on Wednesday announced that security at Parliament will be beefed up, claiming there are intentions by some members of the public to attack lawmakers.Molale told Parliament that the government had received reports from security organs that some individuals had accessed parliamentary buildings and at times carried objects that could be used as weapons. He ...

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Botswana MPs fear for their lives-Minister

Presidential Affairs minister Eric Molale on Wednesday announced that security at Parliament will be beefed up, claiming there are intentions by some members of the public to attack MPs.Molale told Parliament that government has received reports from security organs that some individuals have accessed parliamentary buildings and at times carry objects that can be used as weapons to harm the legislators. He ...

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