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GHANA: Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs to serve as a bridge builder -Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs (MOPA), Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has disclosed that the vision of his ministry is to play the role of a bridge builder between Parliament, the Executive and the citizenry. MOPA, as part of its mandate, is to ensure that Parliament has a deeper understanding of government ...

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WORLD: Political crises increase worldwide as human rights violations against opposition MPs rise

  The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has expressed deep concern about the increasing repression and escalation of human rights violations against opposition MPs in Cambodia, Venezuela, Turkey and the Maldives on the closing day of the 137th IPU Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. The IPU has called for fact-finding missions ...

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Kenyan opposition boycotts new parliament

Opposition MPs in Kenya have boycotted the opening of the new parliament to protest against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to address it after a court annulled his election win. They say that parliament should not have been convened until after the election re-run slated for 17 October. The MPs instead ...

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Ghana: NPP’s free SHS not sustainable- Minority in Parliament

The Minority in Parliament has ruled out the issue of sustainability in the implementation of the Free Senior High School, which kick started on Monday. According to the minority in the press conference on Monday the inability of the NPP government to identify a clear and reliable funding source for their ...

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Kenyan ruling party to use parliament majority for economic boost

NAIROBI – Kenya’s ruling Jubilee party plans to use its majority in both houses of parliament to push for austerity in government and fund infrastructure projects like railways, a top party official said on Thursday. Legislators in both the National Assembly and the Senate were sworn into office on Thursday ...

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South Africa’s Zuma gets rowdy reception in parliament

CAPE TOWN  – South African President Jacob Zuma’s first appearance in parliament since he survived a no-confidence move three weeks ago led to rowdy scenes on Thursday in which several opposition lawmakers were ordered out of the chamber. The 75-year-old Zuma, whose eight years in office have been tarnished by ...

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Angola Election2017 : MPLA win majority in Parliament – Provisional results

Luanda — The provisional results of Wednesday’s general election might earn the ruling MPLA party 150 of the Parliament?s 220 seats, followed by opposition UNITA (51), CASA-CE (16), PRS (two), FNLA (one) and APN (0). The data have been released by the National Electoral Commission (CNE), following an update. Source: ...

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Namibia: Kooper Rreplaces Swartbooi in Parliament

Katima Mulilo — President Hage Geingob has appointed 39-year-old Paula Kooper to the National Assembly to replace Bernard Swartbooi on the Swapo Party list. Geingob made the announcement at the opening of the 6th Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) congress in Katima Mulilo yesterday. Kooper will now go to parliament ...

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Angola electoral system: How parliament determines the president

Angolans have directly voted for president only once – in 1992 when multi-party politics was introduced. In 1992, separate ballots were cast for legislators and for president. Voters have since elected the president indirectly based on parliamentary majority. Parliamentary elections in 2008 was won by the ruling MPLA whose leader ...

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Kenya: Wamatangi joins race for Senate deputy Speaker’s seat

Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi, who was re-elected in the August 8 elections, has joined the race for Senate Deputy Speaker’s seat as lobbying for leadership positions in Parliament intensified. Mr Wamatangi now joins his Murang’a counterpart Irungu Kang’ata and Nakuru Senator-elect Susan Kihika as the possible replacements of Mr Kembi ...

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