A bloc of countries from the Americas opposing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said that all its 14 members will recall their ambassadors to the country to protest against what it said was the country’s failure to hold a “free and fair” election. In a statement issued on Monday, the[…]
Kenyan police sealed off the Supreme Court building in the capital on Wednesday as judges prepared to hear a petition to delay this week’s presidential election, a re-run of an August vote that was nullified by the same court. Streets around the court in downtown Nairobi were blocked by police[…]
Venezuela’s government has announced it will go ahead with a controversial election of a Constituent Assembly on July 30, despite a threat of economic sanctions by US President Donald Trump. “Elections to the National Constituent Assembly is an act of political sovereignty. Nothing and nobody can stop it. The Constituent[…]
This year’s local government elections could see many students turning their back on the ANC, or the whole system of voting, opting instead for the ”direct democracy” of protests, a political analyst has said. ”They don’t channel their discontent into voting for an opposition party – they rather take it[…]
Egyptians are voting for a parliament expected to firmly back President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who has crushed all opposition since ousting his predecessor, Mohamed Morsi, in 2013. The much-delayed vote for the 596-member parliament – the previous assembly was dissolved in June 2012 – is to be staged in two[…]
More than half of the Gauteng delegates who will be at the DA’s federal congress have backed Mmusi Maimane, giving the parliamentary leader a hefty chunk of the vote from the party’s second-largest province. Of the roughly 1 500 delegates attending next weekend’s congress, 373 come from Gauteng. The party’s[…]
The UN Security Council has rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for peace with Israel within a year and an end to Israel’s occupation by 2017. The resolution failed to muster the minimum nine “yes” votes required in the council for adoption. The motion received eight “yes” votes, including from Russia[…]
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