Category Archives: Politics

15Aug/17

Intel CEO resigns from Trump Council over Charlottesville

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (FILE- FEBRUARY 8, 2017) (RESTRICTED POOL) – Intel CEO Brian Krzanich became the third CEO to resign, on Monday (August 14), from U.S. President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council, following Trump’s initially tepid response to weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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12Aug/17

Kenyan opposition stronghold Kisumu smoulders after Kenyatta victory

KISUMU, KENYA (AUGUST 11, 2017) (REUTERS) – When Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta secured a second term in office on Friday (August 11) he set off wild street celebrations by his supporters and protests in the strongholds of opposition leader Raila Odinga in the capital and the west of the country. Continue reading

07Aug/17

Religious leaders and civil society groups call for ANC MPs to vote Zuma out

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (AUGUST 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Cape Town under the banner, Unite Behind Coalition, on Monday (August 7), calling on members of parliament to vote President Jacob Zuma out. Continue reading

07Aug/17

South Africa’s parliament speaker allows secret ballot in Zuma no-confidence vote

South Africa’s speaker of parliament rules that a vote of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be held by secret ballot – a move widely seen as increasing the chances that he will have to step down. Continue reading

07Aug/17

Kenya election a dangerous game for female candidates

Kenya is on edge ahead of national elections on Tuesday, but the risk is that much greater for women candidates facing violence, intimidation, and general sexism in the race. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

06Aug/17

Pence denounces suggestion he is eyeing 2020 U.S. presidential bid

CLEVELAND, OHIO, UNITED STATES (RESTRICTED POOL) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday (August 6)denied a New York Times report suggesting he is eyeing a 2020 run for president, calling it “disgraceful and offensive.” Continue reading