More than 50 politically left-of-centre groups in the United States have signed a letter to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, warning he could lose Black voters' support unless he commits to more transformative policing reforms. Biden's criminal justice agenda has drawn renewed attention following weeks of nationwide protests since George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, … Continue reading Biden warned to focus on policing or lose Black voters
Congo’s electoral commission on Thursday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the surprise winner of last month’s presidential election, a result that sets the stage for the country’s first democratic transfer of power. The outcome of the disorganized and contentious Dec. 30 poll is being contested by another opposition leader, Martin Fayulu. Vote tallies by … Continue reading Protests continue in Congo after Felix Tshisekedi’s surprise win
The Peoples Democratic Party says the national honor proposed to be conferred on the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993, Chief MKO Abiola, by President Muhammadu Buhari, smacks of hypocrisy and political desperation ahead of 2019 presidential election. PDP said that President Buhari’s action merely sought to use the name and person of Abiola to … Continue reading Is MKO Abiola’s posthumous award another political strategy for APC?
The leader of Turkey's main opposition party predicted Saturday that voters who backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the past would "side with democracy" instead of a "dictatorship" during the next elections in June. Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said he is confident of ousting Erdogan from office by winning the snap parliamentary and … Continue reading President Recep Tayyip Erdogan drops in public confidence rating ahead of June 2018 polls
Early results and an exit poll showed that Vladimir Putin handily won a fourth term as Russia's president Sunday, adding six years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world's largest country for all of the 21st century. Image: Vladimir Putin The vote was tainted by widespread reports of ballot-box stuffing and forced voting, … Continue reading Vladimir Putin wins fourth term as Russia’s president
Arsene Wenger has sent congratulatory messages to George Oppong Weah, who once dreamt of leading Liberia as its president despite setbacks from stronger oppositions during the 2005 presidential elections which he lost to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Image: George Oppon Weah Weah, 51, has been a senator since 14 January, 2015 serving with Geraldine Doe-Sherif for … Continue reading Arsene Wenger congratulates George Weah