Tag: election

Desperate Gambian leader could find all exits now closed

Desperate Gambian leader could find all exits now closed

| January 18, 2017

(GIN)—Gambian President Yahya Jammeh hardened his position this week in defiance of December’s election results that put opposition candidate, Adama Barrow, squarely over the top. Now, as military loyalists peel off or are jailed, it appears he may have played his last card. For weeks, diplomatic overtures by various pan-African institutions offering a dignified departure […]

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Ghana picks new leader who promises jobs, jobs, jobs

Ghana picks new leader who promises jobs, jobs, jobs

| December 14, 2016

(GIN)—In a surprise upset for incumbent President John Dramani Mahama, voters turned out strongly for opposition candidate Nana Akufo-Addo, whose campaign for the presidency gave hope to thousands of jobless Ghanaians. Mr. Akufo-Addo earned 54 percent of the vote, while Mr Mahama took 44%. It was the first time in Ghana that an opposition candidate […]

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OMCCBCV post-election statement

OMCCBCV post-election statement

| December 1, 2016

THE One Million Conscious and Conscientious Black Contributors and Voters (OMCCBCV) stands on our most basic and practical standard, Economic Empowerment, as we have since our inception less than two years ago. On many occasions, we have spoken on radio shows across this nation, letting Black people know who we are and what we are […]

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Black America’s resilience will keep us struggling forward

Black America’s resilience will keep us struggling forward

| December 1, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., President and CEO of the NNPA Nobody said that the road to freedom, justice and equality would be easy. In the wake of the results of the national elections across the United States, it is crystal clear that the aspirations, hopes and dreams of 47 million black Americans are neither […]

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Election won’t change anything until we vote with our wallets

Election won’t change anything until we vote with our wallets

| December 1, 2016

By Jim Clingman (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) By the time you read this, I trust you will have wiped away the slime and the grunge, regurgitated a few times, taken a good bath or shower, relentlessly scrubbed the stench from your bodies, and maybe even found it necessary to delouse, because the dirty, filthy, hateful, […]

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Clashes in run-up to Ghana elections bring U.S. sanctions threat

Clashes in run-up to Ghana elections bring U.S. sanctions threat

| November 15, 2016

(GIN)—The U.S. Embassy in Ghana has urged the leadership of political parties to call their members to order following a recent spate of partisan clashes. Persons found guilty of inciting political violence before the polls would face some form of sanctions as violence has no place in the conduct of elections, said U.S. embassy officials. […]

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Election statement from Dr. Jennifer McCormick

Election statement from Dr. Jennifer McCormick

| November 13, 2016

I ran for State Superintendent because Indiana needs vision and leadership at the Department of Education. Hoosiers listened to our message, and tonight, we have earned the privilege of leading the department for the next four years. Superintendent Ritz was a formidable opponent, and I thank her for her four years of service. During my […]

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NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 Branch scheduled to hold election Nov. 19

NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 Branch scheduled to hold election Nov. 19

| November 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Election for the NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 Branch is scheduled for Nov. 19, 2016. The election of officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee will take place at the ACPL Pontiac Street Library, 2215 S Hanna St. Polls are scheduled to be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To vote […]

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Allen County General Election 2016 Frost Illustrated Candidate Survey results

Allen County General Election 2016 Frost Illustrated Candidate Survey results

| November 3, 2016

Editor’s note: Below are candidate responses to a survey emailed to candidate running for offices specific to elected offices in Allen County during the 2016 General Election. Surveys were emailed to all local candidates who listed emails with the Allen County Election Board. The responses are grouped according to office and candidate responses for each […]

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Congolese dismayed by voting delay; opposition cries foul

Congolese dismayed by voting delay; opposition cries foul

| October 18, 2016

(GIN)—By an act of the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, next month’s elections have been pushed back to April 2018. The move keeps current President Joseph Kabila in office until the new vote date—more than a year after his final term is due to expire. The decision follows talks between the ruling coalition […]

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