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ECN Prepares for General Elections: Training of Registration Officials Underway

The Electoral Commission of Namibia is actively preparing for the upcoming general elections slated for November 27, in the Kavango East Region. Training sessions for 180 registration officials are underway, with 132 to be deployed across the region. Additionally, six constituency supervisors and six regional logistics officers have been appointed. Voter and civic education efforts began in April and will continue until June 30, 2024. Stakeholders are urged to assist in […]

todayMay 23, 2024 4


Afrobarometer addresses the role of social media in political campaigns

Despite over 55% of Namibians relying on social media for news and information, most political parties in the country lack a significant presence on these platforms. According to Round 9 of the Afrobarometer survey, this is concerning given the upcoming elections, as social media can be a valuable tool for parties to reach and communicate with their supporters. Local Political Analyst Dr. Ndumba Kamwanyah weighs in on the matter. According […]

todayMay 21, 2024 9


Modi’s anti-Muslim rhetoric taps into Hindu replacement fears that trace back to colonial India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is popular but divisive. Ritesh Shukla/Getty Images     By Archana Venkatesh, Clemson University   The world’s largest election is currently under way in India, with more than 960 million people registered to vote over a period of six weeks. Spearheading the campaign for his Bharatiya Janata Party, incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi is spending that time crisscrossing the country, delivering a message he hopes will […]

todayMay 20, 2024 9


Iran crash: President Raisi reported dead – what that might mean for the country and region

Iran’s president, Ebrahim Raisi, is reported by state media to have died following a helicopter crash. Iranian Presidency Office via AP     By Eric Lob, Florida International University   Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who has been reported dead after the helicopter he was in crashed on May 19, 2024, is a consummate loyalist whose passing will be a severe blow to the country’s conservative leadership. While search and rescue teams […]

todayMay 20, 2024 16


Fifth round of voting begins in India

Polling has opened for the fifth phase of general elections in India....with the world's largest democratic exercise now entering its final stages. While it's the smallest of all 7 phases, some of the seats polling today are significant. Votes are being cast in 49 constituencies across 8 states and federally-governed territories. On the ballot today is main opposition Congress party's leader Rahul Gandhi. He is contesting from the family bastion […]

todayMay 20, 2024 6


Week in Review: Namibia’s Green Hydrogen deal, Soth Africa’s unemployment crisis, and More   Top Stories: Namibia's Green Hydrogen Deal: President Nangolo Mbumba led Namibia’s participation at the World Hydrogen 2024 Summit in the Netherlands, securing green hydrogen supply agreements with the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium. Government Election Spending: The Institute for Public Policy Research's Quarterly Economic Review examines government spending on elections since independence. IPPR Executive Director Graham Hopwood provides insights. Pending Allowances: Despite National Assembly approval, increased allowances for pensioners […]

todayMay 17, 2024 9

South Africa

Over 26 million South Africans get a social grant. Fear of losing the payment used to be a reason to vote for the ANC, but no longer – study

      By Leila Patel, University of Johannesburg and Yolanda Sadie, University of Johannesburg     Social grants to reduce poverty feature prominently in the campaign promises of political parties in South Africa’s 2024 national and provincial general elections, set for 29 May. The country’s social grants system is one of the largest in Africa in terms of number of beneficiaries. Research shows that this has helped reduce poverty. […]

todayMay 15, 2024 8


Youth reluctant to vote in upcoming elections.       By Finna Kahili   As national elections approach, there is a concern about youth reluctance to vote despite calls for their participation. The turnout of young voters could significantly influence election outcomes and shape political priorities and policymaking. NewsOnOne interviewed several university students about the upcoming National Assembly and Presidential elections slated for 27 November this year. Students indicated they might participated in the voter […]

todayMay 13, 2024 16