Odinga East Africa 

Kenya: Supreme Court annuls presidential election in historic ruling

Responding to the Kenyan Supreme Court’s decision to annul last month’s presidential election and order a re-run, Justus Nyang’aya, Country Director at Amnesty International Kenya, said: “Today’s historic ruling demonstrates the independence of Kenya’s judiciary and sets an example for the rest of the world. “We urge all parties to comply with the judgement, and call on the police to observe restraint in their handling of any celebrations or protests that may follow this landmark ruling.” Please follow and like us:

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Uhuru Kenyatta East Africa 

President Uhuru Kenyatta Promises to develop every corner of Kenya

ISIOLO, 20 May 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he is a leader of all Kenyans, 45 million-strong, and he will continue investing in projects that leave no part of the country behind. President Kenyatta emphasized that he is determined to ensure that Kenyans have equal access to opportunities that will lift their lives. “The projects we are implementing – ranging from infrastructure, provision of electricity and modern medical equipment to free maternity and paying exams fees for candidates in primary and secondary schools – are all aimed…

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kenya landforms East Africa 

New Momentum to Resolve Challenges in Land Management in Kenya

The quest for an end to the perennial challenges in land management in Kenya has today benefited from a new thrust. This followed a resolution by over thirty land sector actors to launch the National Engagement Strategy, which provides for a multi-stakeholder platform, to coordinate activities towards resolving the perennial land management challenges in Kenya. The decision followed a two-day workshop on 18th and 19th January, aimed at formulating the National Engagement Strategy. Participants in the workshop included representatives of national and international Non-governmental Organizations, Intergovernmental Organizations, Ministry of Land,…

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Africa OP-ED Opinions 

Africa is saying NO to international criminal court (ICC)

African leaders have long voiced concerns about the fairness of the international criminal courtas to has always been seen to target Africans. This issue is now gaining significant traction after the Gambia became the third country on the continent to announce its withdrawal from the Hague-based tribunal. The move follows similar announcements from Burundi and South Africa, who informed the UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, of their decision to quit the court last week, making them the first countries to begin the year-long exit process in the court’s 18-year history. Please…

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REVEALED: Pastor TB Joshua’s Uncanny Influence In Tanzania

Joshua and KikweteWithin hours of Pastor T.B. Joshua touching down in Tanzania on Tuesday November 3rd 2015, he had met the three most important political figures in the country – John Magufuli, the President-Elect, Jakaya Kikwete, the outgoing President and Edward Lowassa, the former Prime Minister and opposition leader.

However, a government source has revealed that the Nigerian Pastor’s uncanny influence in the East African nation did not just begin during the recently held elections.

“Our new President, John Magufuli, visited T.B. Joshua in Nigeria long before he even nursed a presidential ambition,” explained Eng. Ngimbwa, chairperson of the Tanzanian Contractors Registration Board.

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President Obama’s Visit And Africa’s Second Uhuru

[Open Letter To President Obama] Dear Mr. President, Your trip to Africa this week presents a legacy-defining opportunity. President George W. Bush is remembered for the billions of dollars he made available to fight HIV/Aids; a program which has continued under your administration. Bill Clinton, while decried for allowing genocide in Rwanda, is also hailed for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the preferential trade deal that allows some duty free exports from participating African countries to the U.S.; this program was also recently renewed by Congress under your administration. Mr. President,…

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Mauritius: A woman president for all citizens

Professor Ameenah Gurib FakimI think that the great strength that women bring when they move into senior levels of politics is not that they’re more nurturing, caring, maternal figures, but that they will bring a certain level of different perspective, a different way of thinking, and that is just really valuable for all of us.”— Nicholas Kristof, journalist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner.

 

Professor Ameenah Gurib Fakim will remain in the history of Mauritius as the first woman President of the Republic who has broken many gender stereotypes. She has shown that women can make it with hard work and perseverance. She is the only President of the Republic who does not come from any political background and is getting the highest function of the state on her own merit. All the male presidents we have had since 1992 starting with Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo followed by Cassam Uteem, Karl Offman, Sir Anerood Jugnauth and Kailash Purryag were members of political parties. By holding the highest and most prestigious position of the Republic of Mauritius she is lighting the torch and showing to the world that African and Mauritian women can make it to the top.

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Stop ignoring massacres in Africa

By: Jennifer  Fierberg We live in a world filled with terrorist attacks. So much so that they become the noise of the nightly news that most Westerners ignore. Simply watching the nightly news or scanning social media for a few minutes will typically reveal the horrors of terrorism in all corners of the world. However, why do some attacks garner coverage, political marches and the response of world leaders yet others barely make the bottom corner of a news report?   Earlier this year in Paris, terrorists murdered 12 members…

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Mauritius: Gender equality for the next term

Map of MauritiusPort Louis, 6 February:  The elections have come and gone. There is a new government in place of which only eight women form part of the 69 seat National Assembly. Despite progress made over the last few years, gender inequality persists. Gender inequality is deeply rooted in entrenched attitudes. Political commitment at the highest level is crucial for social change. With the post-2015 development framework hot on the agenda, one wonders where women’s rights and gender equality will be during the next term.

 

Like many problems gender inequality is a problem that has a solution. Positive steps taken have proved that women’s empowerment is possible in Mauritius. Many practical steps taken have reduced inequalities in different fields. Girls are doing better than boys in education. Women have access to loans and the majority of Small and Medium Enterprises are run by women. There are more women than men in the judiciary and women Permanent Secretaries constitute over 40%. But there is still much more to be done. Gender based violence (GBV) and the representation of women in Parliament remain major concerns.

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