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Raila Odinga to Face Rivals in Televised Debate for AU Commission Chair

Raila Odinga to Face Rivals in Televised Debate for AU Commission Chair

Raila Odinga, former Prime Minister of Kenya, will participate in a televised debate with other candidates for the African Union Commission chairperson seat. Competing against high-profile challengers, his campaign is being bolstered by Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The debate is set to occur in September, six months ahead of the February 2025 elections.

06. 6.2024

Zara Kriel
Jacob Zuma Faces Off with Expelled MK Party Leader Khumalo in Electoral Court

Jacob Zuma Faces Off with Expelled MK Party Leader Khumalo in Electoral Court

Former President Jacob Zuma is appearing in the Electoral Court to address the controversy surrounding the expulsion of Jabulani Khumalo, the founder and former leader of the MK Party. Khumalo is challenging the legality of his removal before the general elections, claiming he remains the rightful leader of the party.

06. 3.2024

Zara Kriel
Record-Breaking Participation in South Africa’s Special Votes Signals Strong Turnout for May Elections

Record-Breaking Participation in South Africa’s Special Votes Signals Strong Turnout for May Elections

The IEC reports a significant rise in special vote participation with 937,144 voters engaged in the process. This marks a record compared to previous years. IEC Chief Executive Sy Mamabolo expressed satisfaction with the measures taken and thanked law enforcement for ensuring a secure voting environment. Despite some disruptions, officials remain hopeful for a successful main election day.

05.29.2024

Zara Kriel
South Africa's Historic Election: Potential Major Political Shift in 2024

South Africa's Historic Election: Potential Major Political Shift in 2024

South Africa stands on the brink of a pivotal political transformation as it readies for national elections. For the first time since 1994, the African National Congress (ANC) faces the possibility of losing its unbroken grip on power. Grappling with high unemployment, poverty, and corruption, the ANC’s popularity is in decline, opening the door for opposition parties to challenge its dominance.

05.27.2024

Zara Kriel
Kano Assembly Restructures Traditional Leadership with New Emirates Law, Dethrones Five Emirs

Kano Assembly Restructures Traditional Leadership with New Emirates Law, Dethrones Five Emirs

The Kano State House of Assembly has enacted the Kano Emirates Council Law (Repeal Bill) 2024, which results in the dethronement of all five first-class Emirs and revives the Single Emirate System. The legislation, sponsored by Majority Leader Lawan Chediyar Yan Gurasa, dismantles Emirate offices created by the previous administration.

05.23.2024

Zara Kriel
Jacob Zuma Barred from South African Election: Constitutional Court Rules Former President Ineligible to Run

Jacob Zuma Barred from South African Election: Constitutional Court Rules Former President Ineligible to Run

Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa, cannot run for Parliament in the national election due to a criminal conviction. The Constitutional Court's ruling means he must wait until five years after his 2021 contempt of court sentence ends. As leader of the uMkhonto weSizwe Party, Zuma's disqualification still impacts the African National Congress's chances amid ongoing political tensions.

05.20.2024

Zara Kriel