Posts by category: Politics

Raila's Participation in Multi-Sectoral Dialogue Defended by Senator Sifuna Amid Gen-Z Criticism

July 10 2024

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Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna has come forward to defend Azimio leader Raila Odinga’s involvement in a significant dialogue with President William Ruto. The dialogue, which has drawn criticism from the Gen-Z population, seeks to address urgent national concerns following recent protests. The six-day event will include 150 influential participants from various sectors.

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Anonymous Threatens to Expose Corrupt Kenyan MPs Over Controversial Finance Bill Vote

June 20 2024

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The hacker group Anonymous has issued a stark warning to Kenyan MPs, threatening to reveal corrupt dealings should they vote to pass the 2024 Finance Bill. The Bill, deeply unpopular for its proposed tax hikes, has already sparked protests and debates. Anonymous aims to push back against what they see as corruption, calling for mass awareness and revolution.

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South African Coalition Parties Rush to Finalize Unity Government Ahead of Presidential Inauguration

June 18 2024

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With the Presidential inauguration fast approaching, five political parties in South Africa are in intense negotiations to form a Government of National Unity. Led by President Cyril Ramaphosa, the discussions are under scrutiny as they finalize Cabinet positions. The pressure mounts with the inauguration set for Wednesday.

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ANC's Alliance Partners Firmly Oppose DA Coalition Amid NEC Deliberations

June 6 2024

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The ANC's alliance partners, including Cosatu and the SACP, have voiced strong opposition to a coalition with the DA. The objection hinges on the DA's stance on the national minimum wage and historical capitalist interests. Discussions are ongoing within the ANC's NEC, with alternative coalition partners still under consideration.

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The Populist Right's Ascendancy in Portugal: Shifting Political Dynamics

June 5 2024

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The rise of the populist right in Portugal, spearheaded by André Ventura's party Chega, signifies a significant shift in the country's political landscape. Fuelled by economic insecurity and dissatisfaction with traditional parties, Chega's anti-immigration stance is gaining traction, especially among young voters. This development raises concerns among liberal and left-wing factions about the potential impacts on Portugal's democratic values.

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Jabulani Khumalo's Court Battle with IEC Over MK Party Leadership

June 3 2024

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The Electoral Court is hearing Jabulani Khumalo's urgent application to be declared President of the MK party, challenging the IEC's recording of Zuma as the party's leader. Khumalo argues the decision violates the Electoral Commission Act. Legal expert Ulrich Roux provides insights as the court deliberates the case.

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IEC Faces Technical Setback with Election Results Dashboard Crash

May 31 2024

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The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa is experiencing technical difficulties, causing its election results dashboard and screens at the National Results Centre to crash. Despite the disruption, local offices continue to capture results. The IEC is working to restore the service, ensuring the results system remains operational. More updates to follow as the situation develops.

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Economic Challenges and Policy Missteps: Tinubu's First Year in Office Critiqued by Analysts

May 29 2024

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Eze Onyekpere, the Lead Director of the Centre for Social Justice, has deemed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s first year in office a failure. He criticized the implementation of key economic policies, including the fuel subsidy removal and naira harmonization, which have led to significant economic hardship. Onyekpere urges the President to dismiss ineffective ministers to improve the situation.

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Special Voting in North West South Africa: Key Preparations and Security Measures Detailed

May 27 2024

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The North West province of South Africa has commenced its special voting for the 2024 elections, with over 136,000 expected participants on Monday and Tuesday. The Provincial Joint Security Cluster assures residents of enhanced security by deploying at least 5,000 police officers in hotspots. This precedes the main election on Wednesday.

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