By Griffin Mbaye, 4 Jun, 2024 / Politics

Germany Leads Opposition to EU Foreign Influence Law, Sparking Pan-European Debate

Germany is spearheading resistance against the EU's proposed foreign influence law, arguing it could harm international relations and trade. The law aims to increase transparency but faces criticism from several states, including Austria and Sweden. The European Commission defends the law as crucial for protecting democratic processes.

By Griffin Mbaye, 3 Jun, 2024 / Politics

Electoral Court Reviews MK Party Leadership Dispute Involving Jabulani Khumalo and Jacob Zuma

Jabulani Khumalo, the founder of the uMkhonto we Sizwe Party (MKP), has filed a legal application against the Electoral Commission's decision to replace him with former president Jacob Zuma as the party leader. Khumalo seeks to have the decision declared invalid and to be reinstated as president. This move aims to address the leadership crisis within MKP, which has recently risen to become the third largest party in South Africa.

By Griffin Mbaye, 31 May, 2024 / Politics

Supreme Court Upholds Annulment of Magarini MP Harrison Kombe's Election Win

Harrison Kombe, the Member of Parliament for Magarini, has lost his seat after the Supreme Court upheld the nullification of his August 2022 election victory. The ruling, sparked by an appeal from ODM candidate Francis Ndzole, cited election irregularities. A by-election will now take place, offering Kombe a chance to run again. This decision underscores Kenya's commitment to free and fair elections.

By Griffin Mbaye, 24 May, 2024 / Politics

UK July Election: Rishi Sunak Prioritizes War and Defense Amid Growing Global Threats

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak emphasizes the significance of defense and war in his election campaign, against the backdrop of increasing global threats from Russia, Islamic extremism, and China. He criticizes Labour's Keir Starmer for perceived weakness on defense, and proposes raising defense spending to 2.5% of GDP by 2030. The promise is questioned for its feasibility and adequacy given the current state of the British military.

By Griffin Mbaye, 22 May, 2024 / Politics

State Pushes for Revocation of ANC MP Sibusiso Kula's Bail Amid Witness Tampering Accusations

The State has appealed to the High Court in Klerksdorp to revoke ANC MP Sibusiso Kula’s R50,000 bail. Kula, accused of murdering his wife Jennifer, allegedly breached bail by trying to influence witnesses. With evidence including a video and witness statements, the prosecution seeks to ensure Kula's bail revocation.

By Griffin Mbaye, 17 May, 2024 / Politics

Why Livestreaming Government Meetings Should Be Standard Practice Everywhere

The practice of livestreaming government meetings emerged strongly during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting its benefits in promoting transparency and accessibility. Despite these advantages, certain local entities like the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows school board have ceased livestreaming, which has sparked concerns about transparency. This trend raises questions about the future of public access to governmental proceedings.

By Griffin Mbaye, 8 May, 2024 / Politics

Key Insights from Stormy Daniels' Court Testimony in Donald Trump's Legal Battle

Stormy Daniels provided crucial testimony in the trial against Donald Trump, detailing an alleged sexual encounter in 2006. She described it as consensual yet uncomfortable, with concerns over Trump’s motives for a payment made for her silence.

By Griffin Mbaye, 7 May, 2024 / Politics

Allegations of Sexual Abuse and Conspiracy Surge in Karnataka Politics

H.D. Kumaraswamy, former Chief Minister and JD(S) leader, accuses current leaders of distributing evidence to tarnish a family member's reputation ahead of elections. He claims the involvement of Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar in a scheme leveraging 25,000 pen drives containing abusive content.