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South Africa

The DA leader labels the election handling a dog’s breakfast

  The DA has strongly criticised the Electoral Commission of South Africa for its handling of the elections. Addressing the media at the results centre in Midrand, DA leader John Steenhuisen condemned the long queues and inefficiencies, citing broken promises to improve since the 2021 local government elections which cost the party Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape. Steenhuisen pledged to hold the IEC accountable to prevent a repeat […]

todayMay 31, 2024 6

South Africa

ANC set to lose majority after watershed vote

          By Umberto BACCHI with Zama LUTHULI in Durban   South Africa's ruling ANC was on course to lose its 30-year-old unchallenged majority on Thursday after voters queued long into the night to cast their ballots, preliminary results and projections showed. With a fifth of votes tallied, the ANC was leading but with a score of 44 percent -- well down on the 57 percent it […]

todayMay 30, 2024 16

South Africa

South Africans Queue for Landmark Election, ANC Faces Potential Loss of Majority

    South African voters queued -- many of them for hours -- to cast their ballots yesterday in a landmark general election that has left the ruling ANC fighting to protect its three-decade-long exclusive grip on power. More than 27 million voters are registered for the most uncertain poll since the African National Congress (ANC) led the nation out of apartheid rule, but with voting delayed in many districts, […]

todayMay 30, 2024 16

South Africa

Mashatile proud of SA’s peaceful democratic election

    Deputy president Paul Mashatile says South Africans should be proud of participating in the democratic election process. After vot-ing in Sandton, Johannesburg, Mashatile called on voters to come out and vote for their preferred party in this historic event. He wel-comed the largely peaceful process and said everyone has a demo-cratic right to cast their ballot. He also welcomed the enhancement of security:

todayMay 30, 2024 4


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 6


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 15


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 21