Jul 25th, 2013
The Nigerian Senate has recently decided that young girls who are actually developed, even if they’re under 10, can be married as long as their parents and potential husbands are fine with the child being married. It’s being reported that Nigeria’s upper chamber had reached a resolution to alter Sect...
Apr 26th, 2011
The Transparency-Maroc (Morocco) Association on Tuesday called on all public institutions in the north African country to account for their spending and to accept inspections. “We need to generalise the drawing up of accounts for all … beneficiaries of public funds, particularly businesse...
Mar 30th, 2011
Egypt will hold a presidential election “within a month or two” of a parliamentary poll promised for September, the transitional military government said on Wednesday. General Mamduh Shahin made the announcement as he unveiled an amended constitution incorporating changes endorsed in a re...
Mar 21st, 2011
Cairo – Egyptians voted overwhelmingly to approve constitutional changes at a referendum, paving the way to parliamentary and presidential elections within six months, official results showed on Sunday. The commission that organised Saturday’s election announced the results during a news ...
Mar 19th, 2011
Egyptians flocked to the polls on Saturday for the first time since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled to vote in a referendum on constitutional reforms which the military rulers hope will allow elections within six months. By early morning, queues of hundreds had formed at polling stations across t...
Mar 16th, 2011
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has reached agreement in principle to run a joint list with other parties in the next parliamentary elections, its deputy leader said on Wednesday. The heads of the Islamist group and some smaller secular parties agreed to run a united list in the elections, expected ...
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 27th, 2011
Assiut – Villagers in southern Egypt blocked a highway with burning tyres and set fire to three government buildings on Sunday to protest official corruption, witnesses said. Also in Assiut province, hundreds of civil servants went on strike for better living conditions, saying senior officials...
Nov 4th, 2010
Nigerian lawmakers approved constitutional changes Thursday allowing the postponement of presidential elections set for early next year after warnings there would not be enough time to prepare. Both houses of parliament have now adopted the changes making it possible for the poll to be organised as l...