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Zimbabwe’s Generals must heed voice of citizens

Zimbabwe’s Generals must heed voice of citizens

All we are trying to do is abide by Zimbabwe’s democratic Constitution that binds us all (including yourselves). However, we are increasingly confused by statements from your top ranks. Recent media statements by Zimbabwe’s generals create the impression that there is a huge chasm between the generals’ view and that of ordinary citizens. The statements […]

South Sudan Capital Juba Takes First Steps to New Constitution

South Sudan Capital Juba Takes First Steps to New Constitution

South Sudan is racing against time to draw up a new constitution in line with the 2015 Peace Agreement, even as the security situation in the country degenerates. The National Constitution Amendment Committee (NCAC) led by Gichira Kibaara, a former Kenyan Permanent Secretary for Constitutional Affairs, on April 13 presented a draft constitution to the […]

Zambia’s New Constitution Draft Bill Ready Next Week

Zambia’s New Constitution Draft Bill Ready Next Week

MINISTER of Justice Ngosa Simbyakula has disclosed that the new constitution draft bill will be published next week. Hon. Simbyakula said the publication will include non-contentious issues, who is also Acting President and Acting Chief Government Spokesperson, revealed this to journalists at State House in Lusaka today when he gave an update of Cabinet resolutions. […]

Bid To Dismiss Madagascar President Rejected

Bid To Dismiss Madagascar President Rejected

Madagascar’s constitutional court has thrown out parliament’s bid to dismiss President Hery Rajaonarimampianina. The court said impeachment proceedings launched last month had “no legal foundation” and that the president had not violated the constitution. The opposition, which controls parliament, rejected the ruling. Mr Rajaonarimampianina has been in office for 16 months and it was hoped […]

Turkey votes in crucial election

Turkey votes in crucial election

Turks are voting in a general election on Sunday which will determine whether the ruling party can change the constitution. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who first came to power as prime minister in 2003, is seeking a big enough majority to turn Turkey into a presidential republic. However the pro-Kurdish HDP may cross the 10% […]

Tanzania’s Draft New Constitution Controversial

Tanzania’s Draft New Constitution Controversial

Amid the excitement and promise of April 1964 it seemed feasible that Tanzania, a new country born of the union of just-independent Tanganyika and Zanzibar, could have a constitution within a year. That was the demand stipulated in Article VII of the eight Articles of Union signed between the combined nation’s founding fathers, Julius Nyerere […]

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