constitutional amendment

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 25th, 2013
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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...
By benim
In News
Jun 22nd, 2011
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DAKAR, Senegal – Senegalese police used tear gas to disperse people demonstrating against a proposed change to the electoral code which would make it easier for the country’s aging president to be re-elected. Private radio station RFM said police intervened to break up crowds in Place de l̵...
By benim
In Morocco
Apr 26th, 2011
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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...
By benim
In Election
Mar 30th, 2011
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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...
By benim
In Egypt
Mar 21st, 2011
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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 ...
By benim
In Egypt
Mar 19th, 2011
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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...
By benim
In Egypt
Mar 16th, 2011
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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 ...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 27th, 2011
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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...
By benim
In Election
Nov 4th, 2010
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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...