Category Archives: Government

Malawi Opposition Parties Form Alliance Ahead of Fresh Polls

BLANTYRE – Two of Malawi’s biggest opposition parties have formed an electoral alliance for the May 19 polls. The two parties were behind the lawsuit that prompted a court to throw out last year’s election …

Burundi Election Could Be Compromised, UN Warns

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – U.N. investigators warn Burundi’s coming elections could be compromised by increasing repression of political opponents, economic and social instability and growing criminality. The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Burundi has submitted its …

Women Represent One-Quarter of the World’s Parliamentarians

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The number of female parliamentarians in the world has more than doubled since the groundbreaking U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, 25 years ago, the Inter-Parliamentary Union said Friday. Part …

Security Concerns in Kenya Follow Unrest on Somalia Border

Kenyan authorities say one person is dead and 11 others injured after clashes in Somalia this week spilled across the border into Kenya. Now local leaders from Kenyan border areas are demanding action.

Leaders from …

Fresh Violence Tempers Hopes After South Sudan Peace Deal

GENEVA – Humanitarian workers say they hope the formation of a national unity government in South Sudan under a peace deal last month will ease suffering in the country, but those expectations have been tempered …

Malaysia Swears in New Prime Minister as Mahathir Loses Out

Malaysias Muhyiddin Yassin a Malay nationalist politician backed by the corruption-tarnished former ruling party was sworn in as prime minister Sunday after the king picked him to replace 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad.

The swearing-in capped a …

No Deal From US-Brokered Nile Dam Talks

WHITE HOUSE – Ethiopia rejected a U.S.-brokered agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Dam (GERD) and said it would commence first filling of the structure, one day after the Trump administration concluded two days of what …