Tag: elections

Court drops case against Kenyan prez linked to post-election killing spree

Court drops case against Kenyan prez linked to post-election killing spree

| December 10, 2014

(GIN)—As activists in the U.S. demand justice for murders for which no one has been punished, Kenyans are reeling from a similar judgment that finds no one accountable for a few months of post-election violence starting in 2007 that left over a thousand dead. Charges were finally dropped last week by the International Criminal Court […]

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Indiana African American Dems elect officers

Indiana African American Dems elect officers

| December 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—On Aug. 23, at the Indiana Democratic Editorial Association (IDEA) held in French Lick, Ind., officers for the 2015-2016 terms were elected for the State Indiana Democrat African American Caucus (IDAAC). They are as follows: • President—Tonda Pauley, Evansville. • Vice-President—Barrett Barry, South Bend. • Secretary—Zanzer Anderson, Elkhart. • Treasurer—Sharon Dunson, Indianapolis. The new […]

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Scathing report on Zimbabwe election debacle puts Mbeki on defensive

Scathing report on Zimbabwe election debacle puts Mbeki on defensive

| December 10, 2014

(GIN)–A formerly classified report regarding allegations of voter fraud in Zimbabwe has raised uncomfortable questions for former South Africa President Thabo Mbeki about what he knew of problems with the last election of President Robert Mugabe and when did he know it. An editorial in the widely-read local Mail & Guardian was blunt: “(Thabo) Mbeki […]

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With three months to go, Nigeria in grip of election fever madness

With three months to go, Nigeria in grip of election fever madness

| November 26, 2014

(GIN)–With only three months to presidential elections, Nigeria is in the grip of election fever with public feuding plumbing new depths between the incumbent party of President Goodluck Jonathan and members of the opposition. In a contentious confrontation last week, police fired tear gas to prevent the House of Representatives from meeting. A lockout was […]

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Amiri Baraka’s son becomes mayor of Newark by earning it

Amiri Baraka’s son becomes mayor of Newark by earning it

| May 25, 2014

AN ELECTION ANALYSIS By Todd Steven Burroughs Special Report NEWARK, N.J.—Ras Baraka, one of the sons of the late poet/playwright Amiri Baraka, handily beat rival Shavar Jeffries May 6 to become the next mayor of his father’s city. How he did it was no mystery to those paying attention. The mayor-elect paid tribute to his […]

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Young conservative millennials more enthusiastic about coming elections

Young conservative millennials more enthusiastic about coming elections

| May 1, 2014

Once again, the election results will boil down to which side is more aggressive in rallying their troops in a get-out-the-vote efforts. At present, that appears to be those on the right of the U.S. political spectrum. Put another way, it all boils down to who feels most committed to seeing their vision of the […]

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