Kenya: Battered economy takes center stage in election
09 August 2022 | 7:29 am
Kenyan voters head to the polls on Tuesday, with the high cost of living a pressing issue for the electorate. The global economic downturn is negatively impacting Kenya and the continent.
Israeli lawmakers have voted in favor of a preliminary measure to dissolve parliament. It is the first step toward a fifth election in less than four years. The vote could take place in autumn.
Strong inflation headwinds could deny Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro a second term, with the incumbent also facing a new corruption scandal. Lula says citizens want to "get rid" of the current government.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are the frontline political parties contesting the July 16, 2022 governorship election in Osun State. Guardian Nigeria's Political Editor, Muyiwa Adeyemi spoke with GuardianTV on what both parties need to do to win the election.
Barely two months before the Angolan elections, political opponents accuse each other of unfairness. The opposition has criticized the ruling MPLA party for seeking to weaken it with the help of secret services.
Who has got who over a barrel? G7 leaders are pushing the idea of capping the price they pay for Russian oil and gas, effectively forcing Moscow to choose whether to supply at a discount or cut off the revenue stream of its pipelines.
The resignation comes at a time when the nation’s economy is staring at multiple challenges, from soaring inflation to critical shortages of items like diesel and fertilizers.
Silvina Batakis comes in at a time when the Argentine economy is in full-blown crisis mode, with inflation above 60%, a high fiscal deficit and fears rising about debt defaults.
The French president has reshuffled his cabinet after losing an absolute majority in parliamentary elections last month. Some had to leave after losing their seats, others are facing different problems.
Many Kenyan households, especially in informal settlements, lack piped water. However, vending machines installed are helping to solve the problem. Moreover, one can vend cooking fuel and milk.
The ruling coalition secured a majority in the upper house, three days after former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot and killed during an election campaign event.
Faith Kipyegon added another 1,500m gold to her medal collection on Monday with a win at the World Championships in the United States - though it wasn't all good news for Kenya on the track.
As Kenya prepares to vote in a new president next month, we take a closer look at the role of women in the country’s politics. In Uganda, we bring you a report on efforts to respond to a major hunger crisis in the country’s northeast. And the Ivorian artist Frédéric Bruly Bouabré is being remembered in New York and in Paris with different retrospective exhibitions.
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