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READ: The power of a handshake - Daily Nation. Mr Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) chairman John Mbadi said the team should have been unveiled before the end of April. “President Kenyatta and Hon Raila Odinga should move with speed to come up with the roadmap, and the team for ...
Political instability has persisted in Nepal since the days of the first democracy movement in the early 1950s, when the infamous Rana regime was ousted and, ironically, monarchy was restored as a mark of democratic victory. The clock turned a full circle when, after almost 60 years, another democracy ...

Zenawi belonged to the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF). Current PM Abiy Ahmed belongs to the Oromo Peoples Democratic Organization (OPDO) the final member of the EPRDF is the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM). The current deputy PM is Demeke Mekonnen is from the ...
Many more erudite and comprehensive histories of her life are being published in newspapers across the country this week, so it is worth remembering her visit to Stanger in October 1989 at the invitation of the Mass Democratic Movement, successor to the United Democratic Front, and the Release ...
was a fiery movement against Beijing's heavy hand, but in recent days the fight for Hong Kong's democracy has fizzled out.>> I feel helpless. As citizens, there's a limit in what we can do.>> As China tightens its grip on the city, Hong Kong's democracy movement is facing a crisis of confidence about its ...
Hong Kong's once thriving pro-democracy movement, weighed down by growing pessimism among its supporters over China's ever-increasing control in the city, is facing a crisis of confidence about its future. It was a fiery movement against Beijing's heavy hand, but in recent days the fight for Hong Kong's ...

Five years ago last month, 94 social and political activists in the UAE stood accused of conspiring to overthrow the government after signing a petition calling for democratic reforms. The case of the UAE 94, as it came to be called, became a watershed moment for state-sponsored repression in the Emirates.
Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM) deputy leader Farah Maalim has laughed at the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) over inability to intervene in National Resistance Movement (NRM) leader Miguna Miguna's woes. In a tweet Thursday, Maalim wondered why ODM leader Raila Odinga failed to save Miguna from the ...
Kiszczak also played a key role in imposing martial law and suppressing the Solidarity pro-democracy movement in Poland. He died in 2015. A parliamentary report compiled in the early 1990s said more than 90 people were killed during martial law, which was introduced in the country on December 13, ...
Following the withdrawal of the leftist human rights activist and lawyer Khaled Ali, the recently-formed Civil Democratic Movement held a press conference ... “The election became more of a referendum than an election,” spokesperson of the Civil Democratic Movement, Khaled Dawood, told Egypt Today, ...
Desalegn comes from another EPRDF coalition member party, the Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement and has been leading Ethiopia after the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in August 2012. The expected confirmation of Abiy Ahmed as Ethiopia's next PM on Saturday will end more ...
... that make up the coalition. Mainly divided along ethnic lines, the parties are: the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF), the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), the Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organisation (OPDO) and the Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement (SEPDM).
Pollack, a former fundraising intern for the Democratic National Committee, got the idea for this statewide pro-democracy movement while sitting in a jail cell in Washington, D.C. It was in April of 2016 and he had just been arrested with over a thousand other protesters as part of a mass civil disobedience ...
It also means that the current leader of Desalegn's party – the Southern Ethiopian Peoples Democratic Movement (SEPDM) , Shiferaw Shigute, will replace Mekonen as deputy PM. Shigute is currently working with the EPRDF secretariat and previously served as Education minister. Whoever of the seven ...
After Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp failed to win back all four seats in a crucial by-election Sunday, activists say they fear China's freest city could effectively be governed by a rubber-stamping body for Beijing. Pro-democracy candidates won two of the seats up for grabs, but ceded the other two to ...
HONG KONG — Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp fears the movement could be dealt a further setback when voters go the polls on Sunday. The expected loss of seats in the territory's legislature, democracy activists say, is the result of a system increasingly controlled by Beijing and stacked against them.
As far back as 1835, perhaps our nation's earliest and most astute observer, Alexis de Tocqueville, understood the power of the media. He described the press as "the chief democratic instrument of freedom." But today our "instrument of freedom" seems to mean the freedom to enrich oneself privately, ...

Macau (MNA) – Legislator Sulu Sou Ka Hou said this Tuesday that “it's a hard moment for the Chinese, Hong Kong and Macau democratic movements” when asked about his views on the recently announced proposal that could see President Xi Jinping's term extended. On February 25, the Chinese ...
SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday attended a ceremony commemorating a 1960 pro-democracy movement in the southeastern city of Daegu, becoming the first South Korean president to do so in 18 years. On Feb. 28, 1960, about 1,700 high school students participated in ...
As far back as 1835, perhaps our nation's earliest and most astute observer, Alexis de Tocqueville, understood the power of the media. He described the press as “the chief democratic instrument of freedom.” But today our “instrument of freedom” seems to mean the freedom to enrich oneself privately, ...
The Raila Odinga-led Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) clashed with Deputy President William Ruto over calls to amend the constitution in order to expand the executive. ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna said the push for changes is unstoppable while Mr Ruto said the campaign is premature and ...
NAAAMA-President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday called Algerians to contribute to the pluralist democratic movement in the country and ... Algerian must contribute to the pluralist democratic movement and place the supreme interests of the Algerian people above any other consideration.
In the 1990s, Oli gained popularity for his efforts in the democratic movement that brought down the Panchayat regime. In the next few years, he became a key figure in Nepali politics and one of the most important figures in the Communist party. In 2015, he was elected to the prime ministerial post after ...
Both the EPRDF and his party, the Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement, have accepted his resignation, and he hoped parliament would accept it, Hailemariam added. Desalegn, 52, took over the position of prime minister soon after the death of late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in August ...
That's how long it's been since the Arab Spring protests rolled across the Middle East, sparking hope of democratic reform in the region's most autocratic strongholds. It's also the length of the prison sentence I'd now get if I wrote this article in my home country of Bahrain, where it's virtually illegal to discuss ...
A total of 18 MPs from three NASA coalition affiliate parties - Ford Kenya, Amani National Congress (ANC) and the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) have asked its co-party, Wiper Democratic Movement, to declare its stand in the opposition coalition. Led by ANC's nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi, the MPs claimed Wiper ...
The statement from 18 lawmakers drawn from the Orange Democratic Movement, Amani National Congress and Ford Kenya came after Wiper wrote to the Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi seeking the replacement of Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga in the Parliamentary ...
And the absence of such an alliance was clearly established at the press conference held by the Civil Democratic Movement to declare its boycott of the election. Neither the Strong Egypt Party nor the April 6 Youth Movement or the Revolutionary Socialists Organization were invited to attend the conference ...
United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa says that the ANC needs to deal decisively with the Zuma's removal from office. “The best thing for him is to take it to the NEC. They take a decision or alternatively they should bring the Zuma matter to Parliament.” Meanwhile, it's been a slow start to the ...
That message was contained in a Court of Final Appeals ruling released Tuesday that quashed the prison sentences of three of the most prominent leaders of the city's democracy movement. The judgment found that the appellate court erred when it jailed Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow in ...
Tapping from the last experience in 2013 the ruling Cameroon People's Democratic Movement, CPDM and the opposition Social Democratic Front, SDF got elected seats in the Senate and as part of his desire to ensure a large representation in Parliament, the Head of State did not limit the appointment of ...
Thousands of citizens gather in front of the South Jeolla Provincial Government Office in Gwangju during the May 1980 Democratic Movement. (Hankyoreh Archive). Military helicopters were confirmed to have fired upon Gwangju citizens during the May 1980 Democratization Movement, a Ministry of ...
Instead, he plans to join the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) and become its chairman, the Aktuality.sk website reported on February 7. “I don't want speculations to spread,” said Vašečka, as quoted by Aktuality.sk. “Many people from KDH have approached me and want me. But I will not base it on ...
On Monday, a parliament committee passed a new initiative to find official lyrics to accompany its anthem. “There is really no text at this moment about which representatives of the three peoples in Bosnia could agree,” said Momcilo Novakovic, an MP from the People's Democratic Movement, told Balkan ...
The call for a boycott by the Civilian Democratic Movement came just days after five opposition figures, including a 2012 presidential candidate and two top campaign aides for now-arrested presidential hopeful Sami Annan, called on voters to stay away from ballot boxes and on Egyptians not to recognize ...
On Jan. 27, officials in Hong Kong disqualified Agnes Chow, a young pro-democracy activist, from running for office in a March by-election. The move sparked public outrage, coming less than two weeks after a Hong Kong court sentenced another activist, Joshua Wong, to jail for a second time for his role in ...
Hong Kong University (HKU) alumni look on as current students protest a university committee's decision to reject law professor and rights activist Johannes Chan for a top leadership post, Oct. 4, 2015. RFA. Academic freedom in Hong Kong is under threat from a politicized backlash from university leaders ...
Cornell William Brooks is a former president and CEO of the NAACP. He is a visiting professor of Ethics, Law and Justice Movements at Boston University School of Law and School of Theology and a senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
He contested for President again in the December 2007 elections on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket. ALSO READ: Legal imprudence of opposition leader Odinga's coronation. He was the main opposition candidate in the 2007 presidential election, running against incumbent by then Mwai ...
The case successfully brought before the Constitutional Court by the Economic Freedom Fighters, the United Democratic Movement, and the Congress of the People would then turn out to have been a pyrrhic victory which leaves Mr Zuma the winner. Of course, there is a view that it would actually be a ...
President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook watch the movie “1987: When the Day Comes” at a cinema in Seoul on Sunday. The movie deals with the historic pro-democracy movement in 1987, in which Moon played a leading role as a human rights lawyer. (Yonhap) ...
He enjoys backing from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party. Yet the challenge posed by Mr Gumbo means he has to work harder at delivering his promises. This is because the rivalry has also divided MCAs in the county as seen in the way they initially rejected the entire nomination list for the ...
About 300 people in the Coastal Bend have joined the Indivisible movement, which aims to resist President Trump's conservative agenda. The movement's model is similar to the model the Tea Party used to stall Obama's progressive agenda, but the ideology is polar opposite. CORPUS CHRISTI -.
“I don't ask for much this year, just the hope that there will be democracy should suffice,” wrote prominent pro-democracy activist Rangsiman Rome, a former key member of New Democracy Movement and co-founder of Democracy Restoration Group on his Facebook page Monday, shortly after midnight.
Democracy activists have been jailed, laws are about to change to allow the government to force through unpopular measures, and Chinese security officials are going to be given the right to operate on Hong Kong soil. Many fear 2018 will be another disappointing year for the democracy movement.
NASA coalition leaders arrive at the IEBC offices before the August 8 general elections. [Photo/Raila Odinga/Facebook]. It has been established that opposition's NASA affiliate parties will convene for a retreat come mid January 2018. The affiliate parties include the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), ...
Wiper Democratic Movement Kenya (WDM-K) leader Kalonzo Musyoka at the late Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze's Kyondoni home in Kabati, December 28, 2017. [Photo/Kalonzo Musyoka]. Wiper Democratic Movement Kenya (WDM-K) leader Kalonzo Musyoka arrived at the late Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze's Kyondoni ...
A group of Egyptian left-wing, liberal parties and public figures have established a new political movement that "supports democracy and social justice" and aims to “face the deteriorating situation of the country,” the Karama Party and the Popular Socialist Alliance Party announced in a joint press ...
POPULAR Democratic Movement president, McHenry Venaani has pledged to transform the Zambezi region into an agricultural hub if they are elected into power during the next election. He made these remarks on Saturday during a meeting he had with the regional supporters at the Ngweze community.
One of the most significant of the Democracy Movement's legislative advances is automatic voter registration (AVR). Sound wonky? AVR just means that any time citizens interact with specific governmental agencies, like the Department of Motor Vehicles, they get registered. It's simple, less error-prone, and ...


 

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