Tag: Karen Bass

Transparency key to Nigeria’s ‘critical test of democracy’

     

The U.S. says Nigeria’s upcoming national elections will be “a critical test of democracy” and expresses concern at reports of intimidation and partisanship. The poll looks likely to be a close race between incumbent President… Read more »

DRC election: ‘a political system defends itself’

     

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Constitutional Court said it would start hearing on Tuesday an appeal against presidential election results that gave victory to opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi.”The Constitutional Court will… Read more »

Can Ethiopia’s new leader change it from the inside out?

     

The number of people detained over the deadly violence which broke out near Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, on Saturday has risen to 200, BBC News reports (HT: FDD). After taking… Read more »

Fighting to end Libya’s slave auctions

     

Since CNN’s International report exposed slave trading in Libya, Congresswoman Karen Bass and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have been among the many groups joining forces to bring about freedom and justice for slave trade… Read more »

Don’t let repression tarnish Kenya’s ‘fairest election’

     

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga is expected to announce his strategy Wednesday for contesting his election loss, having further delayed a decision that could defuse or exacerbate tensions in the… Read more »

‘Dangerous limbo’ ahead of Kenya’s official election result

     

  Kenya is facing a period of ‘dangerous limbo’ ahead of the official election result, observers suggest. Hackers broke into election commission computer systems and databases overnight, claims Kenya’s opposition… Read more »