Tag: election

Voters pick two for run-off in historic Liberian elections

Voters pick two for run-off in historic Liberian elections

| October 18, 2017

(GIN)—Voters in Liberia were lining up at dawn last week to choose new leadership for a nation whipsawed by health and other challenges under the 12 year administration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. As of Monday, out of a field of 20, the top vote getters were George Weah’s Congress for Democratic Change leading with […]

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Rwanda jails women’s rights activist after presidential bid

Rwanda jails women’s rights activist after presidential bid

| October 4, 2017

(GIN)—Diane Shima Rwigara, who took on Rwandan President Paul Kagame in recent national polls, has been arrested and sits in jail, charged with “offenses against state security and forgery.” “These charges are false; and nobody in Rwanda believes the validity of these charges,” said Rwigara’s brother, Aristide Rwigara, who lives in the United States, speaking […]

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Kenyans set for rematch on flawed polls

Kenyans set for rematch on flawed polls

| September 6, 2017

(GIN)—To the surprise of many, Kenya’s supreme court overturned the country’s Aug. 8 presidential election, setting the stage for a rarely-seen voting rematch in Africa or anyplace. In its ruling, the court concluded the election “was not conducted in accordance with the constitution,” rendering the declared results “invalid, null and void.” Within the next 60 […]

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Billionaires worked behind scenes in Kenya’s recent polls

Billionaires worked behind scenes in Kenya’s recent polls

| August 12, 2017

(GIN)—There was more than just voting in the presidential polls in Kenya this week. There were music jingles, dance videos, candidates doing the “dab” and “lipala” dances and a gospel number “Mambo Yabadilika” (Things are getting better). Even former President Obama made an appearance, urging Kenyans to remain non-violent after the highly-combustible exercise called national […]

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Liberian warlord recalled as evangelical ex-wife throws hat in ring

Liberian warlord recalled as evangelical ex-wife throws hat in ring

| January 25, 2017

(GIN)—As Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s six year term in office draws to a close, political hopefuls are jockeying for position to fill the top seat. Among them is the ex-wife of convicted warlord Charles Taylor. The selection of Sen. Jewel Howard-Taylor has resurrected, for some, the Taylor nightmare of a brutal war and the senator’s […]

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Reflections on the election

Reflections on the election

| January 25, 2017

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated “Is there no balm in Gilead?  Is there no physician there?”—Jeremiah 8:22 Next to dealing with the residue from my childhood molestation and 16 months of criminal incarceration, nothing has been more painful and traumatic for me than the last 90 days of transition and rehabilitation. […]

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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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No ma’am, Trump does not deserve a chance

No ma’am, Trump does not deserve a chance

| December 10, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I was sitting at a Starbucks trying to mind my own business and right next to me two individuals were discussing the aftermath of the Nov. 8 presidential elections. At one point they began discussing the protests that have spontaneously spread across the United States in the aftermath […]

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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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