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September 19, 2017 7:01 PM Togolese to vote on presidential term limits, opposition angry

LOME (Reuters) – Togo will hold a referendum in the coming days to limit presidential terms, after parliament failed on Tuesday to agree the reform that the opposition says would still let Faure Gnassingbe remain head of state for years. Announcing the decision to put the constitutional changes to a popular vote, parliament head Drama Dramani told lawmakers

September 18, 2017 9:02 PM Raila Odinga moves in to calm jitters after key House leaders are named

The Opposition is divided over a line-up of parliamentary leaders that the coalition has submitted to Parliament. The list of eight MPs named by the National Super Alliance (NASA) to senior positions in the National Assembly and Senate were submitted to the clerks of both Houses yesterday morning, sparking protests within the coalition. With a storm

September 18, 2017 7:18 PM Coast MPs protest over John Mbadi's post

Confusion gripped the National Super Alliance on Monday over its list of nominees for parliamentary leadership with its leader Raila Odinga explaining that the matter had not been fully addressed by the affiliate parties. Mr Odinga made the comments even as Suba South MP John Mbadi said that Nasa had settled on him as the leader of minority in the National 1

September 18, 2017 3:38 PM National Super Alliance top leaders clash over Parliament positions

Confusion has ensued in the National Super Alliance (NASA) after its CEO, Norman Magaya, indicated that the coalition had not approved the position of Suba South MP John Mbadi, as the National Assembly Minority Leader. Earlier on Monday, it was also announced that Mbadi would be deputized by Lugari MP Ayub Savula. Kathiani MP Robert Mbui and Kiminini

September 18, 2017 2:19 PM Avoid wars with governors, Lusaka tells senators

Senators have been urged to play their oversight role of counties in accordance with the law and to avoid witch hunt and victimisation of governors. Speaking during the opening of an induction workshop at Simba Lodge in Naivasha, Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka said members of the previous House abused their positions and engaged in all manner of allegations

September 18, 2017 2:02 PM New legislators start one-week induction

Members of Parliament Monday morning started a week long induction that will see them familiarize themselves with parliamentary Standing Orders and other procedures. Members of the National Assembly are having their induction at a hotel in Nairobi while their Senate Counterparts are meeting in Naivasha. The induction in Nairobi was opened by the National

September 18, 2017 9:10 AM Induction of MPs and senators under way

Induction of members of the National Assembly and Senate is under way in Nairobi and Naivasha. Members of the National Assembly are at Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi while their Senate colleagues are at Simba Lodge in Naivasha. National Assembly Clerk Michael Sialai said all MPs had been invited and he expected 100 percent turnout. The MPs are being 2

September 18, 2017 4:03 AM Court ruling raises hopes of women in Kenyan politics

Buoyed by record gains in last month’s elections, Kenyan activists say they hope the nation’s top court will enforce women’s rights to better political representation, following the surprise decision to nullify the presidential election. Kenya’s highest court made history in Africa on September 1 by ordering a rerun of its presidential election, saying 1

September 17, 2017 3:06 AM Angola's opposition drops boycott threat

The leading opposition party in Angola said Saturday its lawmakers would take their seats in parliament, withdrawing a threat to boycott the assembly to protest last month's election outcome. The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (Unita), which won 27 percent of the vote, also said it was dropping its call for supporters to take to the streets 1

September 16, 2017 7:05 PM KEGORO: Process mattered in ‘mlolongo’ polls, it does even now

In February 1986, a delegates’ conference of Kanu, then the only party whose existence was legally permitted in Kenya, approved a decision that its primaries for the next election, due in 1988, would be conducted through queue voting. The queue voting came to be known by its Swahili term “mlolongo”. Under mlolongo, pictures of the various candidates