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Paul Kagame has had an iron grip on Rwanda for decades – 6 essential reads on what keeps him in power

        By Julius Maina, The Conversation and Kagure Gacheche, The Conversation     There is little doubt that Paul Kagame will win the votes necessary to extend his 24-year rule in Rwanda’s general election on 15 July 2024. The ruling party, the Rwanda Patriotic Front, nominated Kagame as its presidential candidate during a congress in March. He got 99.1% of the vote. Kagame faces Frank Habineza, who […]

todayJuly 12, 2024 8


Ultraconservative candidate exits Iran presidential race

        Ultraconservative Amirhossein Ghazizadeh-Hashemi has announced his withdrawal from Iran's presidential race, the interior ministry said Thursday, a day ahead of the election. Ghazizadeh-Hashemi "announced his withdrawal to the Ministry of Interior" on Wednesday, the ministry said in a statement. Vice president to former president Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash in May, Ghazizadeh-Hashemi ended his campaign without endorsing a specific candidate. Ghazizadeh-Hashemi, 53, is […]

todayJune 27, 2024 12


South Africa’s coalition government – making the case for hope

        By Brian Levy, Johns Hopkins University       In the aftermath of South Africa’s recent election, renewed hope has made an unexpected appearance. In difficult times, even small gains can be valuable. But, on occasion, much more is possible. Small gains can feed on each other; momentum can build; a virtuous spiral can take hold. This may be such a moment. It’s not ordinarily a […]

todayJune 26, 2024 11

South Africa

New S.Africa parliament meets Friday to elect president

    South Africa's newly elected parliament will convene for the first time on Friday, authorities said, as political parties scramble to form a coalition after the election produced no outright winner. "The first sitting of the National Assembly shall be on Friday, 14 June 2024," Chief Justice Raymond Zondo wrote in an order released on Monday to the media by the justice ministry. Electing a speaker and South Africa's […]

todayJune 10, 2024 25


Emmanuel Macron calls French Election

    Emmanuel Macron has called a snap election in France in response to a victory for the right in European polls. President Macron's dissolved Parliament and called national elections for 30th June and 7th July, as Ross Cullen reports from Paris.  

todayJune 10, 2024 4


India praises vote conduct with Modi tipped to win

        By Abhaya SRIVASTAVA India's election commission said Monday a staggering 642 million people voted in just-concluded six-week-long polls, a day ahead of the results which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is widely expected to win. Nearly all observers believe Modi's appeals to Hindu nationalist sentiment will give him a third term in power, a decade after he first took office. Exit polls show 73-year-old Modi is well […]

todayJune 3, 2024 5

South Africa

Mayibuye! The 100-year-old slogan that’s stirred up divisions in South Africa’s elections

        By Corinne Sandwith, University of Pretoria     Political parties the world over use slogans, icons, colours, names and flags to establish their political and historical credentials. What happens when two political parties lay claim to the same history and the same symbolic capital? In South Africa, a conflict of this kind is being played out between the governing African National Congress (ANC) party led by […]

todayMay 28, 2024 14

Business / Economics

Will Solomon Islands’ new leader stay close to China?

    By Priestley Habru, University of Adelaide and Claudina Habru, University of Adelaide   Former foreign minister Jeremiah Manele has been elected the next prime minister of Solomon Islands, defeating the opposition leader, Matthew Wale, in a vote in parliament. The result is a mixed bag for former prime minister Manasseh Sogavare’s Ownership, Unity and Responsibility (OUR) Party. The party won just 15 of 50 seats in last month’s […]

todayMay 3, 2024 13