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September 3, 2017 10:11 AM Stop Bashing Mahama, Other Observers Over Kenya Polls – Akwetey

Attacks against observer missions who monitored Kenya’s polls are uncalled for, Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance, Emmanuel Akwetey has said. Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday annulled the presidential election held in August after it argued it was not held in accordance with the constitution. The court has ordered that a new election 32

September 3, 2017 6:05 AM Odinga rejected Mahama’s advice to petition court – Emmanuel Akwetey

Dr. Akwetey recounted that international observers and their leaders could neither investigate the hacking claims made by Raila Odinga or stop the declaration of election results. “The two leaders however engaged the IEBC [Kenya’s electoral body] and reported back to observers and the international media the IEBC had rejected the allegations by Raila 28

September 2, 2017 9:36 PM Kenya polls: Mahama advised Odinga to go to court – Akwetey

An observer in the controversial Kenyan elections Dr. Emmanuel Akwetey has jumped to the defence of former President John Mahama following the attacks directed at him after Kenya’s Supreme Court declared the polls null and void on Friday. Mr. Mahama, who led a team of ECOWAS observers to monitor the polls, has been trolled on social media for describing 43

September 2, 2017 4:36 PM Kenya polls: Stop bashing Mahama, other observers – Akwetey

Attacks against observer missions who monitored Kenya’s polls are uncalled for, Executive Director of Institute for Democratic Governance, Emmanuel Akwetey has said. Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday annulled the presidential election held in August after it argued it was not held in accordance with the constitution. Many have since taken on various heads 27

September 1, 2017 7:07 PM Newly qualified doctors advised to uphold the Physician’s Oath

Accra, Sept. 1, GNA - Professor Mike Ocquaye, the Speaker of Parliament, has advised medical practitioners to live by the tenets of the Physician’s Oath, also called the ‘Hippocratic Oath,’ which enjoins them to be dedicated to the service of humanity. Prof. Ocquaye gave the advice on Friday when he chaired the induction ceremony, organised by the Ghana 13

August 19, 2017 9:07 AM Why Anxiety Is High Over Kenya’s Election Result: QuickTake Q&A

A legal battle is being waged in Kenya over the outcome of Aug. 8 presidential elections, which pitted incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta against former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. While Kenyatta was declared the winner in the first round, Odinga alleged that the result was rigged. Violent street protests broke out after the announcement of the results, but tension 30

August 14, 2017 7:08 PM Hakainde Hichilema pleads not guilty to treason charges

Hakainde Hichilema - arrested for failing to make way for President Edgar Lungu's motorcade - remains in custody. Zambia's opposition leader has pleaded not guilty to treason charges, four months after his arrest for failing to make way for President Edgar Lungu's motorcade. Hakainde Hichilema, who was first charged with treason for allegedly putting 26

August 14, 2017 3:11 PM Opposition leader denies treason charge in case that has rattled Zambia

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, a longtime rival of President Edgar Lungu, denied plotting to overthrow the government when he appeared in a Lusaka court on Monday in a case that has heightened political friction in the country. Government and legal sources told Reuters on Sunday the government planned to drop the treason 12

August 13, 2017 1:56 AM One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville; two police die in helicopter crash

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Chaos and violence turned to tragedy Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members — planning to stage what they described as their largest rally in decades to “take America back” — clashed with counterprotesters in the streets and a car plowed into crowds, leaving one person dead and 19 others injured 58

August 12, 2017 6:55 AM Statement By Mmanti Umoh on International Youth Day 2017

International Youth Day is an opportunity for people around the world to review the contributions by youth – both past and present – to making the world a better place. “The theme of this year’s International Youth Day is "Youth Building Peace". Dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion 53