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Friday, February 28, 2020
Zimbabwe: Call to prioritize women's participation in local government
Government is working on ensuring greater participation of women at local government level. This comes after the representation of women in local government declined from 16 percent to 15 percent. Out of 6 800 candidates who contested in elections...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Zimbabwe's female politicians pin hopes on polls
In July’s crucial election – the first since the fall of Mugabe – women hope to deliver a decisive blow against sexism. Women in Zimbabwe are hoping for a political breakthrough in the forthcoming elections, despite a “hostile atmosphere” and “...
Friday, August 26, 2016
Zambia elections: the missing voices of women
It is election time in Zambia, with citizens going to the polls today to elect the President, Members of Parliament and Councillors, and to vote in a constitutional referendum. It looks to be a close race, but unfortunately not as far as women are...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Zambia: Nominate More Women Members Of Parliament
The call for more women to participate in politics need more commitment than mere political rhetoric. Women's role in African politics must go beyond being voters or 'airport dancers'. Women in Parliament are better placed to fight vices like gender...
Thursday, July 04, 2013
ZANU-PF has more women candidates, Zimbabwe
WITH the presidential elections just around the corner, provisionally set for 31 July, tensions are high with a recent swell of infighting as political parties draw up primary election guidelines and hold their internal polls. However, the conflict...
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Zimbabwe: Women Venture Deep Into Politics
Last week women from different political parties met in Harare to, among other things, discuss women's participation in the forth-coming referendum and elections. The meeting, convened by the Women in Politics Support Unit also sought to ensure that...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
ZAMBIA: Presidential elections
Description of government structure: Chief of State: President Rupiah BANDA * Head of Government: President Rupiah BANDA Assembly: Zambia has a unicameral National Assembly with 150 seats.  * The president is both the chief of state and head of...