Posts by category: Politics

President Ruto to Address Kenya Amidst Political Upheaval and Protests

President Ruto to Address Kenya Amidst Political Upheaval and Protests

by Killian Farnsworth, 20 Jul 2024, Politics

Kenyan President William Ruto will address the nation on Friday following a decision to sack and mostly reappoint former cabinet ministers, amidst ongoing anti-government protests. The address, set for 1300 GMT, aims to address public concerns and outline the government's future direction.

Read More
Shooting Disrupts Donald Trump Rally in Butler, Pennsylvania: Key Details and Latest Developments

Shooting Disrupts Donald Trump Rally in Butler, Pennsylvania: Key Details and Latest Developments

by Killian Farnsworth, 15 Jul 2024, Politics

A shooting occurred during Donald Trump's rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, leaving the former president injured and prompting immediate action from his security team. The incident, which resulted in the deaths of the suspected shooter and an attendee, underscores growing concerns about political violence in the US. Authorities are investigating the situation as they strive to prevent future occurrences.

Read More
Tinubu Engages Organised Labour on New Minimum Wage Deliberations

Tinubu Engages Organised Labour on New Minimum Wage Deliberations

by Killian Farnsworth, 11 Jul 2024, Politics

President Bola Tinubu will convene with organised labour leaders today to address the delays in implementing a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers. Discussions will focus on the proposed N62,000 minimum wage by the government and private sector, compared to the N250,000 demanded by labour. The meeting comes after Tinubu's Democracy Day pledge to fast-track the minimum wage bill. NLC President Joe Ajaero also voices concerns over pension arrears affecting retirees.

Read More
Jeremy Hunt Excludes Himself from Tory Leadership Bid Amidst Historic Election Defeat

Jeremy Hunt Excludes Himself from Tory Leadership Bid Amidst Historic Election Defeat

by Killian Farnsworth, 7 Jul 2024, Politics

After the Conservative Party's heavy loss in the recent UK general election, Jeremy Hunt has officially withdrawn from the leadership race to succeed Rishi Sunak. Announcing his decision on Saturday, Hunt emphasized that his time to lead the party had passed. Rishi Sunak is stepping down following the party's worst performance ever, with only 121 seats won.

Read More
Power Struggle Intensifies: Jabulani Khumalo Challenges Jacob Zuma for MKMVA Leadership

Power Struggle Intensifies: Jabulani Khumalo Challenges Jacob Zuma for MKMVA Leadership

by Killian Farnsworth, 3 Jun 2024, Politics

The African National Congress's (ANC) military veterans' organization, MKMVA, is witnessing a fierce power struggle between Jabulani Khumalo and former President Jacob Zuma. This internal conflict could significantly impact the ANC's future. Khumalo accuses Zuma of exploiting the association for personal gain, while Zuma's camp views Khumalo as a divisive disruptor. The upcoming NEC meeting in June 2024 is pivotal.

Read More
DA Calls for Fines Against President Ramaphosa Over Alleged Electioneering Boost

DA Calls for Fines Against President Ramaphosa Over Alleged Electioneering Boost

by Killian Farnsworth, 29 May 2024, Politics

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for President Cyril Ramaphosa to be fined for allegedly using a national address on May 18, 2024, to promote the ANC ahead of the upcoming general elections. The DA claims this act violates the Electoral Act, which prohibits electioneering during national addresses. The party has submitted a formal complaint to the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC).

Read More
Muhammadu Sanusi II Poised for Restoration as Emir of Kano After Legislative Move

Muhammadu Sanusi II Poised for Restoration as Emir of Kano After Legislative Move

by Killian Farnsworth, 23 May 2024, Politics

Reports suggest that Muhammadu Sanusi II may soon be reinstated as the Emir of Kano. The Kano State House of Assembly passed a bill to nullify the law that dethroned Sanusi and other emirs in 2019. Now, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf's signature is awaited for Sanusi II's return to the throne. This legislative move signals a significant shift in the state's political and traditional landscape.

Read More
CNN Political Analyst Alice Stewart Dies After Medical Emergency

CNN Political Analyst Alice Stewart Dies After Medical Emergency

by Killian Farnsworth, 21 May 2024, Politics

Alice Stewart, a CNN political commentator and strategist, passed away at 58 after a medical emergency in Northern Virginia. Known for her Emmy Award-winning journalism, she aided Republican figures like Huckabee and Cruz and critiqued Trump's campaign.

Read More