• Physical and Political Geography of Africa

    Using maps, I point out major physical and political features of Africa

    published: 19 Mar 2014
  • The Destruction of Africa: Travel, History, Politics, Economics, Foreign Aid, and Religion (1990)

    Today, Africa contains 54 sovereign countries, most of which have borders that were drawn during the era of European colonialism. Since colonialism, African states have frequently been hampered by instability, corruption, violence, and authoritarianism. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0006378560/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0006378560&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=937f8dd78bbf1096a1c0f921001dfd6f The vast majority of African states are republics that operate under some form of the presidential system of rule. However, few of them have been able to sustain democratic governments on a permanent basis, and many have instead cycled through a series of coups, producing military dictatorships. Great instability was mainly the result of margina...

    published: 05 Feb 2014
  • S.Africa's political parties' youth debate

    In less than a week, South Africans will go to the polls in the country's fifth election since it's democracy in 1994. South Africa has one of the youngest populations in the world and it's been accepted that this election will be won by the youth vote. CNBC Africa invited youth representatives from the various political parties to discuss policies pertaining to young people of South Africa and joined by, Mawethu Rune, National Head of the ANCYL Organising Committee; Rori Tshabalala, Youth Forum Convenor for AGANG SA; Timothy Mngomezulu, Provincial Leader of COPE Youth; Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, National Spokesperson for the Economic Freedom Fighters and Bongani Baloyi, Mayor of Midvaal representing the DA.

    published: 30 Apr 2014
  • Ethiopia ― Addis Ababa: The Capital of Africans and the Political Capital of Africa

    Ethiopia Addis Ababa: The Capital of Africans and the Political Capital of Africa Produced by: Addis Ababa City Administration City Government of Culture and Tourism Bureau (Near to Ministry of Foreign Affairs in side Ethiopian Mapping Agency) ADDRESS: Kirkos Sub-City, Woreda 08 PHONE: +251 (11) 1559927 or +251 (11) 1559963 WEBSITE: www.addisababa.gov.et/aactb ► Subscribe: https://goo.gl/jIjYmu

    published: 18 May 2017
  • WOMEN RISING: Political Leadership in Africa

    In Africa, as in the rest of the world, women are largely underrepresented in the political arena. However 2011 and 2012 saw an unprecedented number of female presidential candidates vying for office. 2012 also ushered in the second female Head of State as well as a female Chairperson of the African Union Commission for the very first time. Furthermore, Rwanda ranks highest in the world in terms of female representation in Parliament with over 50% representation. Women Rising features President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and President Joyce Banda of Malawi amidst Boussaina Kamel, the very first female presidential aspirant of Egypt (2012), Honorable Rebecca Kadaga, first female Speaker of the House in Uganda's Parliament, Honorable Rabiaa Nejlaoui, youngest Member of Parliament in T...

    published: 24 May 2013
  • Political instability in Africa

    Africa is witnessing a growing trend of violence and bloodshed throughout the continent. Kidnapping, ethnic tensions and the merciless killings of civilians continue on a daily basis. The political instability in Africa has provided a pretext for some countries to deploy their forces in the black continent.

    published: 25 May 2014
  • 5 Key Issues for Africa's Political Economic Development

    Africa is one continent that has revealed enormous possibilities and prospects of growth and development, from a continent that was given bleak prospects it has evolved into the last frontier economic force in the globe. In this edition of the 'Economy and Politics' show Ottoabasi Abasiekong explores 5 key issues for African economies to consider, with a special feature of the analysis on the regions's phenomenal growth by Mr Bismark Rewane notable financial analyst in the continent. It is remarkable that Africa has become a key and strategic investment hub in the globe, but it is pertinent that it aligns initiatives, policies and programs that will reposition it at the competitive advantage, when engaging other regions.

    published: 05 Sep 2014
  • G20 Summit and Africa: Political and Economic Analyst David Owiro

    Political and Economic Analyst David Owiro, joins Lindy in studio to give a deeper perspective on the G20 Summit and Africa. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica

    published: 07 Jul 2017
  • AF 2 Learning the Political Map of Africa

    published: 27 Mar 2014
  • Africa's place in changing Global geo-political landscape

    CNBC Africa's Tshepo Modiba is joined Ronak Gopaldas, Head of Country Risk at Rand Merchant Bank for a look at the changing Global geo-political landscape and what it means for Africa.

    published: 10 Mar 2017
  • Unpacking Africa's Political Economy -- Part 1

    ABN's Karima Brown is joined in studio by Dr Steven Friedman who is the Director for the Study of Democracy.

    published: 06 Feb 2013
  • Policing Politicians: Citizen Empowerment and Political Accountability in Africa

    Stanford political scientist Jeremy Weinstein presented his findings from research in Africa on transparency and electoral outcomes, with a particular emphasis on Uganda. Related link: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/cgbe/events/globalcrossroads

    published: 24 May 2012
  • Revealing The Vast US Presence In Africa — The Political Vigilante

    e.192Graham discusses reports of the US having a vast presence throughout Africa. http://bit.ly/2qfJ8KU T / IG: @GrahamElwood Use #PoliticalVigilante on social media! Independent news doesn’t come with a big corporate paycheck; The Political Vigilante is powered solely by support from viewers like you. Please consider supporting independent news by becoming a patron! https://www.patreon.com/grahamelwood Thank you so much to our current patrons: @nds711d, Jeff Boutin, Tim Stack, Annabelle Corley, Eric Butterfield, @DigbyDavisLLC, Rob Roberts, Jessica Page, Perry Ramstad, Lauryn Barrie, Adrian Byers, James Mccoll, Julie Stoddart, & Art Designed for You by 3kkori D-Zined!NOTE: New patrons will be added to credit roll/description in their first official month of patronage (once succe...

    published: 29 Apr 2017
  • AFRICA UPDATE: Discussing The Political Situation In Ghana

    SaharaTV's Kwesi Baako interviews Ghana's top two political party representatives, Mujeeb Sahanun (Rep. NPP-New York) and Abdul Ganiyu (Rep. NDC-New York) to discuss the political situation in Ghana.

    published: 20 Jul 2015
  • Liberia's Political Parties Hold Final Rallies | Network Africa |

    For more information log on to http://www.channelstv.com

    published: 09 Oct 2017
  • West Africa political instability

    WEST AFRICA - Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States met in Nigeria to put an end to the political instability in the region. The need for the meeting was demonstrated just two days later, with a military coup in Niger. President Mamadou Tanja, democratically elected in 1999, was overthrown by the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy, led by Salou Djibo...

    published: 23 Feb 2010
  • Political killings on the rise in South Africa

    Political killings are on the rise in South Africa. Dozens of people have been murdered in the last two years, and it's feared there could be more violence ahead of the ruling party's conference in December. Tania Page reports.

    published: 26 Oct 2012
  • Zachariah Mampilly on Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change

    For a long time now, Africa's political landscape has been wracked by violence. In recent years, however, a more positive force has risen in response to that violence: popular protest. Countries throughout the continent, from Tunisia and Egypt to Uganda and Senegal, have witnessed uprisings by a wide variety of people—the young, the unemployed, organized laborers, civil society activists, writers, artists, and religious groups. What is driving this massive wave of popular protest in Africa? Zachariah Mampilly, co-author of Africa Uprising, is the Director of Africana Studies and an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Vassar College.

    published: 17 Apr 2015
  • Professor Susan Booysen on current political issues in South Africa 2

    Wednesday night there was a high air of expectation as a sudden cabinet meeting at the Union Buildings. The meeting happened but the reshuffle didn't. There will be a post cabinet briefing later today. But the big question that is still on everyone's mind is what happens to Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan To make sense of political development this week we're joined from our parliament studio by political analyst, Professor Susan Booysen. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news

    published: 30 Mar 2017
  • AFRICA TODAY ON POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN ZAMBIA WITH DANIEL AKINLAMI OLAYINDA OLA DANIELS AND VAULD

    published: 21 Apr 2017
  • ON THE SPOT: Who Will Midwife East Africa's Turbulent Political Situation

    Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda

    published: 12 Oct 2017
  • Advancing Women’s Leadership: How Can We Support Women Political Leaders in Africa and Beyond?

    Evidence shows that when women have the opportunity to serve as political leaders, governments are not only more inclusive but also perform better. But across the world, women’s rates of political leadership remain lower than men’s. What are the obstacles standing in the way of women’s equal political participation? And what can be done to overcome these obstacles? FEATURING Joyce Banda Former President of Malawi INTRODUCTORY REMARKS Nancy Birdsall Founding President, Center for Global Development PANELISTS Gwen K. Young Director, Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and Women in Public Service Project, Woodrow Wilson Center Amanda Glassman Vice President for Programs, Director of Global Health Policy, and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development Learn more at http://www.cgde...

    published: 01 Jun 2016
  • Political Transitions to Good Governance in Africa

    Over the past two decades, African countries have experienced major political transitions that seemed to have checkmated the excesses of governments with authoritarian tendencies leading to aggravated security and development challenges. What has been the impact of democratic governance on socio-economic development and security in Africa, past and present? To what extent has the opening up of the political space impacted on the peoples’ living standards in Africa during the same period? Understanding the impact of democratic administrations on the provisions of social and economic needs of the citizens will provide real insights into the roots of insecurity in Africa’s quest for national stability and protection of their citizens. The perspective of this paper is that one of the causes of...

    published: 21 Jan 2016
  • SOUTH AFRICA: WINNIE MANDELA: FIGHT FOR POLITICAL LIFE

    English/Nat Winnie Mandela, the estranged wife of the South African President Nelson Mandela, is fighting for her political life amidst allegations that she's been involved in corrupt activities. Later today she's expected to meet the deputy President of South Africa to discuss her future within the government. The woman who was a powerful symbol of South Africa's struggle for freedom, has denied allegations of corruption. During Nelson Mandela's imprisonment it was his wife Winnie who campaigned for his release and ensured that the world never forgot his plight. She was often punished for her outspoken and defiant behaviour by the South African authorities. Her husband was finally freed in February 1990, but since then Mrs Mandela's own career has been overshadowed by scand...

    published: 23 Jul 2015
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Physical and Political Geography of Africa

Physical and Political Geography of Africa

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  • Updated: 19 Mar 2014
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Using maps, I point out major physical and political features of Africa
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The Destruction of Africa: Travel, History, Politics, Economics, Foreign Aid, and Religion (1990)

The Destruction of Africa: Travel, History, Politics, Economics, Foreign Aid, and Religion (1990)

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  • Duration: 55:13
  • Updated: 05 Feb 2014
  • views: 56976
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Today, Africa contains 54 sovereign countries, most of which have borders that were drawn during the era of European colonialism. Since colonialism, African states have frequently been hampered by instability, corruption, violence, and authoritarianism. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0006378560/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0006378560&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=937f8dd78bbf1096a1c0f921001dfd6f The vast majority of African states are republics that operate under some form of the presidential system of rule. However, few of them have been able to sustain democratic governments on a permanent basis, and many have instead cycled through a series of coups, producing military dictatorships. Great instability was mainly the result of marginalization of ethnic groups, and graft under these leaders. For political gain, many leaders fanned ethnic conflicts, some of which had been exacerbated, or even created, by colonial rule. In many countries, the military was perceived as being the only group that could effectively maintain order, and it ruled many nations in Africa during the 1970s and early 1980s. During the period from the early 1960s to the late 1980s, Africa had more than 70 coups and 13 presidential assassinations. Border and territorial disputes were also common, with the European-imposed borders of many nations being widely contested through armed conflicts. Cold War conflicts between the United States and the Soviet Union, as well as the policies of the International Monetary Fund, also played a role in instability. When a country became independent for the first time, it was often expected to align with one of the two superpowers. Many countries in Northern Africa received Soviet military aid, while many in Central and Southern Africa were supported by the United States, France or both. The 1970s saw an escalation, as newly independent Angola and Mozambique aligned themselves with the Soviet Union, and the West and South Africa sought to contain Soviet influence by funding insurgency movements. There was a major famine in Ethiopia, when hundreds of thousands of people starved. Some claimed that Marxist/Soviet policies made the situation worse. The most devastating military conflict in modern independent Africa has been the Second Congo War; this conflict and its aftermath has killed an estimated 5.5 million people. Since 2003 there has been an ongoing conflict in Darfur which has become a humanitarian disaster. Another notable tragic event is the 1994 Rwandan Genocide in which an estimated 800 000 people were murdered. AIDS in post-colonial Africa has also been a prevalent issue. In the 21st century, however, the number of armed conflicts in Africa has steadily declined. For instance, the civil war in Angola came to an end in 2002 after nearly 30 years. This has coincided with many countries abandoning communist style command economies and opening up for market reforms. The improved stability and economic reforms have led to a great increase in foreign investment into many African nations, mainly from China, which has spurred quick economic growth in many countries, seemingly ending decades of stagnation and decline. Several African economies are among the world's fasted growing as of 2011. A significant part of this growth can also be attributed to the facilitated diffusion of information technologies and specifically the mobile telephone. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa
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S.Africa's political parties' youth debate

S.Africa's political parties' youth debate

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  • Duration: 32:02
  • Updated: 30 Apr 2014
  • views: 23793
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In less than a week, South Africans will go to the polls in the country's fifth election since it's democracy in 1994. South Africa has one of the youngest populations in the world and it's been accepted that this election will be won by the youth vote. CNBC Africa invited youth representatives from the various political parties to discuss policies pertaining to young people of South Africa and joined by, Mawethu Rune, National Head of the ANCYL Organising Committee; Rori Tshabalala, Youth Forum Convenor for AGANG SA; Timothy Mngomezulu, Provincial Leader of COPE Youth; Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, National Spokesperson for the Economic Freedom Fighters and Bongani Baloyi, Mayor of Midvaal representing the DA.
https://wn.com/S.Africa's_Political_Parties'_Youth_Debate
Ethiopia ― Addis Ababa: The Capital of Africans and the Political Capital of Africa

Ethiopia ― Addis Ababa: The Capital of Africans and the Political Capital of Africa

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  • Duration: 53:06
  • Updated: 18 May 2017
  • views: 20012
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Ethiopia Addis Ababa: The Capital of Africans and the Political Capital of Africa Produced by: Addis Ababa City Administration City Government of Culture and Tourism Bureau (Near to Ministry of Foreign Affairs in side Ethiopian Mapping Agency) ADDRESS: Kirkos Sub-City, Woreda 08 PHONE: +251 (11) 1559927 or +251 (11) 1559963 WEBSITE: www.addisababa.gov.et/aactb ► Subscribe: https://goo.gl/jIjYmu
https://wn.com/Ethiopia_―_Addis_Ababa_The_Capital_Of_Africans_And_The_Political_Capital_Of_Africa
WOMEN RISING: Political Leadership in Africa

WOMEN RISING: Political Leadership in Africa

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  • Duration: 17:56
  • Updated: 24 May 2013
  • views: 17445
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In Africa, as in the rest of the world, women are largely underrepresented in the political arena. However 2011 and 2012 saw an unprecedented number of female presidential candidates vying for office. 2012 also ushered in the second female Head of State as well as a female Chairperson of the African Union Commission for the very first time. Furthermore, Rwanda ranks highest in the world in terms of female representation in Parliament with over 50% representation. Women Rising features President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and President Joyce Banda of Malawi amidst Boussaina Kamel, the very first female presidential aspirant of Egypt (2012), Honorable Rebecca Kadaga, first female Speaker of the House in Uganda's Parliament, Honorable Rabiaa Nejlaoui, youngest Member of Parliament in Tunisia, and Honorable Hlobisile Ndlovu, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture of Swaziland. These women leaders share their experiences and challenges running for office, their ambitions, their role models and their vision for a future of Africa with equal representation. All of those featured in Women Rising are trailblazers; women who have taken up the mantle and paved the way for others to follow suit. Is one born or made a leader? What are the lessons that can be learnt from those who have come before? What are the characteristics that lead to success in leadership? These are explored in Women Rising. The documentary was commissioned jointly by FEMNET and UNDP and produced by InCA as part of a series on Women in Development in Africa. ©Copyright, 2013
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Political instability in Africa

Political instability in Africa

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  • Duration: 2:31
  • Updated: 25 May 2014
  • views: 879
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Africa is witnessing a growing trend of violence and bloodshed throughout the continent. Kidnapping, ethnic tensions and the merciless killings of civilians continue on a daily basis. The political instability in Africa has provided a pretext for some countries to deploy their forces in the black continent.
https://wn.com/Political_Instability_In_Africa
5 Key Issues for Africa's Political Economic Development

5 Key Issues for Africa's Political Economic Development

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  • Duration: 8:59
  • Updated: 05 Sep 2014
  • views: 781
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Africa is one continent that has revealed enormous possibilities and prospects of growth and development, from a continent that was given bleak prospects it has evolved into the last frontier economic force in the globe. In this edition of the 'Economy and Politics' show Ottoabasi Abasiekong explores 5 key issues for African economies to consider, with a special feature of the analysis on the regions's phenomenal growth by Mr Bismark Rewane notable financial analyst in the continent. It is remarkable that Africa has become a key and strategic investment hub in the globe, but it is pertinent that it aligns initiatives, policies and programs that will reposition it at the competitive advantage, when engaging other regions.
https://wn.com/5_Key_Issues_For_Africa's_Political_Economic_Development
G20 Summit and Africa: Political and Economic Analyst David Owiro

G20 Summit and Africa: Political and Economic Analyst David Owiro

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  • Duration: 4:57
  • Updated: 07 Jul 2017
  • views: 325
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Political and Economic Analyst David Owiro, joins Lindy in studio to give a deeper perspective on the G20 Summit and Africa. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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AF 2 Learning the Political Map of Africa

AF 2 Learning the Political Map of Africa

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  • Duration: 5:45
  • Updated: 27 Mar 2014
  • views: 8554
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Africa's place in changing Global geo-political landscape

Africa's place in changing Global geo-political landscape

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  • Duration: 12:52
  • Updated: 10 Mar 2017
  • views: 180
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CNBC Africa's Tshepo Modiba is joined Ronak Gopaldas, Head of Country Risk at Rand Merchant Bank for a look at the changing Global geo-political landscape and what it means for Africa.
https://wn.com/Africa's_Place_In_Changing_Global_Geo_Political_Landscape
Unpacking Africa's Political Economy -- Part 1

Unpacking Africa's Political Economy -- Part 1

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  • Duration: 12:39
  • Updated: 06 Feb 2013
  • views: 253
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ABN's Karima Brown is joined in studio by Dr Steven Friedman who is the Director for the Study of Democracy.
https://wn.com/Unpacking_Africa's_Political_Economy_Part_1
Policing Politicians: Citizen Empowerment and Political Accountability in Africa

Policing Politicians: Citizen Empowerment and Political Accountability in Africa

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  • Duration: 31:16
  • Updated: 24 May 2012
  • views: 611
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Stanford political scientist Jeremy Weinstein presented his findings from research in Africa on transparency and electoral outcomes, with a particular emphasis on Uganda. Related link: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/cgbe/events/globalcrossroads
https://wn.com/Policing_Politicians_Citizen_Empowerment_And_Political_Accountability_In_Africa
Revealing The Vast US Presence In Africa — The Political Vigilante

Revealing The Vast US Presence In Africa — The Political Vigilante

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  • Duration: 9:33
  • Updated: 29 Apr 2017
  • views: 483
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e.192Graham discusses reports of the US having a vast presence throughout Africa. http://bit.ly/2qfJ8KU T / IG: @GrahamElwood Use #PoliticalVigilante on social media! Independent news doesn’t come with a big corporate paycheck; The Political Vigilante is powered solely by support from viewers like you. Please consider supporting independent news by becoming a patron! https://www.patreon.com/grahamelwood Thank you so much to our current patrons: @nds711d, Jeff Boutin, Tim Stack, Annabelle Corley, Eric Butterfield, @DigbyDavisLLC, Rob Roberts, Jessica Page, Perry Ramstad, Lauryn Barrie, Adrian Byers, James Mccoll, Julie Stoddart, & Art Designed for You by 3kkori D-Zined!NOTE: New patrons will be added to credit roll/description in their first official month of patronage (once successfully processed). Need to buy something on Amazon? Use this custom link to reach the Amazon website & your purchase will help The Political Vigilante! (Bookmark it!): http://tinyurl.com/TPVAmazon Like and subscribe for more of The Political Vigilante! Show produced by Graham Elwood & Lindsay Rose (@MarsOddity).
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AFRICA UPDATE: Discussing The Political Situation In Ghana

AFRICA UPDATE: Discussing The Political Situation In Ghana

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  • Duration: 22:22
  • Updated: 20 Jul 2015
  • views: 364
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SaharaTV's Kwesi Baako interviews Ghana's top two political party representatives, Mujeeb Sahanun (Rep. NPP-New York) and Abdul Ganiyu (Rep. NDC-New York) to discuss the political situation in Ghana.
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Liberia's Political Parties Hold Final Rallies | Network Africa |

Liberia's Political Parties Hold Final Rallies | Network Africa |

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  • Updated: 09 Oct 2017
  • views: 95
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For more information log on to http://www.channelstv.com
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West Africa political instability

West Africa political instability

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  • Updated: 23 Feb 2010
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WEST AFRICA - Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States met in Nigeria to put an end to the political instability in the region. The need for the meeting was demonstrated just two days later, with a military coup in Niger. President Mamadou Tanja, democratically elected in 1999, was overthrown by the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy, led by Salou Djibo...
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Political killings on the rise in South Africa

Political killings on the rise in South Africa

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  • Duration: 2:17
  • Updated: 26 Oct 2012
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Political killings are on the rise in South Africa. Dozens of people have been murdered in the last two years, and it's feared there could be more violence ahead of the ruling party's conference in December. Tania Page reports.
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Zachariah Mampilly on Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change

Zachariah Mampilly on Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change

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  • Updated: 17 Apr 2015
  • views: 372
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For a long time now, Africa's political landscape has been wracked by violence. In recent years, however, a more positive force has risen in response to that violence: popular protest. Countries throughout the continent, from Tunisia and Egypt to Uganda and Senegal, have witnessed uprisings by a wide variety of people—the young, the unemployed, organized laborers, civil society activists, writers, artists, and religious groups. What is driving this massive wave of popular protest in Africa? Zachariah Mampilly, co-author of Africa Uprising, is the Director of Africana Studies and an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Vassar College.
https://wn.com/Zachariah_Mampilly_On_Africa_Uprising_Popular_Protest_And_Political_Change
Professor Susan Booysen on current political issues in South Africa 2

Professor Susan Booysen on current political issues in South Africa 2

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  • Duration: 2:21
  • Updated: 30 Mar 2017
  • views: 549
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Wednesday night there was a high air of expectation as a sudden cabinet meeting at the Union Buildings. The meeting happened but the reshuffle didn't. There will be a post cabinet briefing later today. But the big question that is still on everyone's mind is what happens to Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan To make sense of political development this week we're joined from our parliament studio by political analyst, Professor Susan Booysen. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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AFRICA TODAY ON POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN ZAMBIA WITH DANIEL AKINLAMI OLAYINDA OLA DANIELS AND VAULD

AFRICA TODAY ON POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN ZAMBIA WITH DANIEL AKINLAMI OLAYINDA OLA DANIELS AND VAULD

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  • Updated: 21 Apr 2017
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ON THE SPOT: Who Will Midwife East Africa's Turbulent Political Situation

ON THE SPOT: Who Will Midwife East Africa's Turbulent Political Situation

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  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
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Advancing Women’s Leadership: How Can We Support Women Political Leaders in Africa and Beyond?

Advancing Women’s Leadership: How Can We Support Women Political Leaders in Africa and Beyond?

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  • Duration: 1:14:42
  • Updated: 01 Jun 2016
  • views: 589
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Evidence shows that when women have the opportunity to serve as political leaders, governments are not only more inclusive but also perform better. But across the world, women’s rates of political leadership remain lower than men’s. What are the obstacles standing in the way of women’s equal political participation? And what can be done to overcome these obstacles? FEATURING Joyce Banda Former President of Malawi INTRODUCTORY REMARKS Nancy Birdsall Founding President, Center for Global Development PANELISTS Gwen K. Young Director, Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and Women in Public Service Project, Woodrow Wilson Center Amanda Glassman Vice President for Programs, Director of Global Health Policy, and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development Learn more at http://www.cgdev.org/event/advancing-women%E2%80%99s-leadership-how-can-we-support-women-political-leaders-africa-and-beyond
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Political Transitions to Good Governance in Africa

Political Transitions to Good Governance in Africa

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  • Duration: 2:07
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2016
  • views: 139
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Over the past two decades, African countries have experienced major political transitions that seemed to have checkmated the excesses of governments with authoritarian tendencies leading to aggravated security and development challenges. What has been the impact of democratic governance on socio-economic development and security in Africa, past and present? To what extent has the opening up of the political space impacted on the peoples’ living standards in Africa during the same period? Understanding the impact of democratic administrations on the provisions of social and economic needs of the citizens will provide real insights into the roots of insecurity in Africa’s quest for national stability and protection of their citizens. The perspective of this paper is that one of the causes of escalating trends of insecurity and obstacles to the achievement of human security as well as guarantee of national stability is heavily, if not fundamentally, bad governance. We identify and interrogate substantive issues involved in governance styles which create the current socio-economic challenges, and serves as the source of human insecurity, in Africa. The paper identified good governance approach in tackling the raging menace of insecurity in the continent. Finally, the paper concluded that one important missing link in the current democratization as well as guarantee of security in Africa is the challenge of flawed democracy. Read full text: http://socratesjournal.com/index.php/socrates/article/view/182
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SOUTH AFRICA: WINNIE MANDELA: FIGHT FOR POLITICAL LIFE

SOUTH AFRICA: WINNIE MANDELA: FIGHT FOR POLITICAL LIFE

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English/Nat Winnie Mandela, the estranged wife of the South African President Nelson Mandela, is fighting for her political life amidst allegations that she's been involved in corrupt activities. Later today she's expected to meet the deputy President of South Africa to discuss her future within the government. The woman who was a powerful symbol of South Africa's struggle for freedom, has denied allegations of corruption. During Nelson Mandela's imprisonment it was his wife Winnie who campaigned for his release and ensured that the world never forgot his plight. She was often punished for her outspoken and defiant behaviour by the South African authorities. Her husband was finally freed in February 1990, but since then Mrs Mandela's own career has been overshadowed by scandal and accusations of corruption. She was convicted of being involved in the 1988 kidnapping of a young boy who was assaulted and found dead in Soweto. One of Winnie Mandela's bodyguards was convicted of his murder. She successfully appealed against the six year jail sentence and was fined instead. In April 1992 she and her husband stunned the world when they announced their separation. Since then relations between the couple have been strained. Last month she incurred his anger when, during the funeral of a young police officer, she criticised the government for not doing enough to help the oppressed. SOUNDBITE: "It is a message, a clear signal of not only the state of affairs in our country but also of things to come. It is a cold-blooded and vivid indication of the state of affairs in the so- called New South Africa." SUPER CAPTION: Winnie Mandela Around the same time 11 members of the African National Congress Women's League, resigned in protest against the style of Mrs Mandela's leadership - they said it was undemocratic. She further angered her husband and the government by taking an unofficial trip to West Africa. In her absence her home was raided by the police, who removed documents which implicated her in a low cost housing scandal. Faced with allegations that he's been slow to tackle corruption, President Mandela has tried to be diplomatic. SOUNDBITE: "It will not be correct for us to judge anybody on the basis of mere allegations. When there is evidence that those allegations are true and correct then we will be able to examine them with a view to taking any action which would be commensurate with the offences committed." SUPER CAPTION: Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa. The public displays of affection which had once been the Mandela's trademark have disappeared, as the allegations surrounding Winnie Mandela's behaviour continue to grow. The task of deciding her political future has been placed in the hands of the president's deputy, Thabo Mbeki. Regarded as a shrewd negotiator Mbeki is expected to meet Mrs Mandela later today- but he will need all his skills to win the confidence of South Africa's poorest communities who have traditionally supported Mrs Mandela. Mrs Mandela has not spoken about her meeting with the deputy President, but her lawyer denies that she has been involved in a housing scandal and has said that she will challenge the allegations. SOUNDBITE: "What we are saying is that Mrs Mandela knows nothing of the sort. It is up to the police ultimately to prove these specific charges." SUPER CAPTION: Templeton Mageza, Winnie Mandela's lawyer Mrs Mandela will fight to hold onto her seat in the government, and she's already hit the campaign trail. She maintains that she works in the interests of the poor and not for herself. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c9eb67464f76f2e43ff32afaa93c0896 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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