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South Africa’s ex-leader Zuma barred from standing in election

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma is barred from running for parliament in this month’s election, the country’s top court ruled on Monday, a judgment that could influence the outcome and trigger unrest from Zuma’s supporters. The constitutional court ruled that Zuma’s 15-month jail sentence for contempt of court in 2021 disqualified him from standing in the May 29 election, ...

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Speak out on 2024 electoral concerns – Mahama to Church leaders

Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged the church, as the moral voice of society, to speak out on issues surrounding the 2024 electoral process. He expressed concern over several matters related to the Ejusu by-election and the ongoing limited voter registration exercise, calling on the church to address these issues. During an interaction with the Christian Ecumenical Council on ...

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EC rectifies errors in voter registration figures

The Electoral Commission (EC) has rectified errors in its publication of the daily voter registration figures in the ongoing limited voter registration exercise. EC issued a press release at the end of day four of the exercise and indicated that 143,014 eligible voters had been registered. Less than 24 hours after the release of the day-four figures, the EC released ...

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Penplusbytes Launches Voters’ Compass Project for Elections 2024

As Ghana prepares for a crucial national election in December 2024, the need for initiatives that bolster democratic processes and empower citizens with comprehensive information to make informed choices has never been more pronounced. In response to this critical need, Penplusbytes, through its esteemed African Elections Project, is launching the Ghana Elections 2024 Voters’ Compass Project in collaboration with VoteSwiper e.V., ...

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ABANTU launches SAGES Project to galvanize support for women in election 2024

ABANTU for Development, a women’s rights advocacy Organization has set in motion a  project dubbed, ‘Strengthening Activism for a Gender-Responsive Elections 2024 in Ghana’(SAGES) to advance the rights of women and girls to political participation.  Launched in Accra on Thursday, April 18,2024, with support from the African Women’s Development Fund(AWDF),the Project intends to increase the effectiveness of citizens’ action for an inclusive credible and a peaceful general ...

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Election 2024: Limited voter registration slated for May 7 – EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) will commence this year’s limited voter registration exercise on Tuesday, May 7, ahead of the December 7 general elections. The 21-day exercise will end on Monday, May 27, 2024. It aims at individuals who have turned 18 years old since the last registration to be enrolled in the national album. According to the EC, the exercise ...

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Prof. Opoku-Agyemang is the ideal candidate to help me regain power – Mahama

John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has explained his reasons for choosing Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate for the 2024 polls. Prof Opoku-Agyemang was announced as Mr Mahama’s running mate during a party meeting on Thursday, March 7, 2024. She also served as Mr Mahama’s running mate in the 2020 general ...

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NDC cannot be better managers of the economy- Afeku

Catherine Abelema Afeku, New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary Candidate (PC) for Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira in the Western Region has said the governing NPP are better managers of the Ghanaian economy than the National Democratic Congress (NDC). “The NDC cannot be better managers of the economy. The data clearly shows that the NPP administration does better when it comes to the introduction of ...

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Vote massively for Women candidates in Tomorrow’s District Level Elections-ABANTU to Ghanaians

A clarion call has been made on the Ghanaian electorate to vote massively for women candidates who will be contesting tomorrow’s District Level Elections.The proponents, Abantu for Development, a women’s rights Policy and Advocacy Organization says it considers tomorrow’s local government elections as another opportunity to deepen efforts to promote gender sensitivity in the electoral process and an invaluable possibility ...

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Catherine Abelema Afeku wins Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira NPP Parliamentary elections

A former Member of Parliament for Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira, CatherineAbelema Afeku has been elected the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentarycandidate for the constituency in the 2024 general elections. Over the weekend, the NPP conducted its parliamentary primaries in theorphan constituency, during which the former Minister for Tourism was electedas the candidate for the party in the 2024 polls. The former MP polled ...

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