Tag: President

Africa: Vice President Bawumia Is Africa’s Digital Revolutionary Leader of the Decade

July 16, 2021
The Initiators of Change Foundation, an organisation focused on governance, poverty reduction, empowerment and human resource has presented a Lifetime in A Portrait Award to the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu … Read More The post Africa: Vice President Bawumia Is Africa’s Digital Revolutionary Leader of the Decade appeared first on Black Politics. https://blackpolitics.org/africa-vice-president-bawumia-is-africas-digital-revolutionary-leader-of-the-decade-2/

BET News To Air ‘State of Our Union: Vice President Kamala Harris’

July 13, 2021
Friday, July 9 at 8/7c, the most powerful woman in the country is sitting down with journalist Soledad O’Brien for State of Our Union: Vice President Kamala Harris.  The half-hour primetime special was taped … Read More The post BET News To Air ‘State of Our Union: Vice President Kamala Harris’ appeared first on Black Politics. https://blackpolitics.org/bet-news-to-air-state-of-our-union-vice-president-kamala-harris-4/

Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa – South Africa’s Response to Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic

June 27, 2021
Fellow South Africans, Our former President Nelson Mandela once wrote: “I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. “But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb”. As

Angola: President Regrets Death of Kenneth Kaunda

June 18, 2021
Luanda — Angolan President of the Republic João Lourenço expressed Friday his deep dismay at the death of the former President of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda, whom he considered a charismatic leader. In a note from the Civil Affairs Office to the President of the Republic reached ANGOP, the President described Kaunda as man dedicated to

Tanzania: Botswana’s President Masisi Coming to Tanzania On Two-Day Official Visit

June 9, 2021
Dar es Salaam — Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi is expected in Tanzania on a two-day official visit from tomorrow on June 10, 2021 in a response of an invitation from President Samia Suluhu Hassan. Speaking to journalist today on June 9, 2021 Minister of Foreign Affairs and East Africa Cooperation, Ambassador Liberata Mulamula said President

Africa: Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Taylor Calls for an African Industrial Revolution in an Interview With Africa Renewal, Ms. Taylor Also Discusses Liberia’s Development Priorities.

May 27, 2021
Jewel Cianeh Taylor is one of few women in top political leadership positions in Africa. In this interview with Africa Renewal’s Kingsley Ighobor, she discusses Liberia’s COVID-19 response, post-pandemic priorities, women’s empowerment in Africa, youth unemployment and other issues. These are the excerpts: How is Liberia dealing with COVID-19? As you know, Liberia is a

Angolan President Discusses Cooperation With CAR Counterpart

May 26, 2021
Luanda — Angolan head of State João Lourenço Wednesday analysed the issue related to the increase of bilateral cooperation with the Central African Republic (CAR) counterpart, Faustin Touadéra. At the end of the meeting, the heads of diplomacy in Angola, Teté António, and the Central African Republic (CAR), Sylvie Aipo Temon, told the press that

Africa: President Arrives for the Summit On Financing for African Economies

May 17, 2021
President Cyril Ramaphosa has this morning , 17 May 2021, arrived in Paris, France, to participate in the Summit on the Financing of African Economies. At the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron of the French Republic, the President will join several African Heads of State and Government as well as leaders of global financing institutions

President derides Trump on infrastructure, amid fury over Florida elections bill

May 7, 2021
CORONAVIRUS-EEUU-VACUNAS (AP)The White House spoke out against Florida’s new elections bill, which was signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday. Karine Jeanne-Pierre, a White House principal deputy press secretary, said the move was in the “wrong direction” and “built on a lie”.In other news, President Joe Biden gave a speech in Louisiana on

Africa: USADF President and CEO C.D. Glin Stepping Down

May 7, 2021
Washington D.C — President and CEO C.D. Glin stepping down to join Pepsico; Chief Program Officer Elisabeth  Feleke to serve as Acting President and CEO Today, the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) announced that President and CEO C.D. Glin will depart to join PepsiCo as Vice President, Global Head of Philanthropy. USADF’s Board of Directors has named Elisabeth (Liz) Feleke, USADF’s Chief Program Officer, as Acting President and CEO effective May 17, 2021.  

Kamala Harris Makes History As First Vice President With Figure In Madame Tussauds Wax Museum | National

May 6, 2021
Kamala Harris will become the first vice president to be immortalized in New York’s famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, which is slated to unveil her likeness and that of President Joe Biden later this year, according to NBC News. The museum released a sneak peek of developing images of Harris and Biden, which were done

Malawi President Eyes Mining As Key Money Maker

May 4, 2021
Blantyre, Malawi — Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has announced plans to reform the country’s mining sector to boost the economy and crack down on rampant, illegal mining and mineral smuggling. Chakwera said, if properly regulated, mining could play a major role in Malawi’s economy, currently one of the poorest in Africa. Malawi’s president, in a

Mozambique: Bishops Meet President Nyusi Over Cabo Delgado Terror Attacks

May 1, 2021
Cabo Delgado — His Excellency President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi on April 22, hosted members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) led by its chairman Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula of the Catholic Diocese of Xai-Xai where they discussed issues affecting the country especially the recent terrorist attack in Cabo Delgado. “It was a private meeting

Tanzania: President Ramaphosa Appoints Mohammed Dewji an Advisor On Investment

April 8, 2021
Dar es Salaam — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Tanzanian business magnet, Mohammed Dewji as one of his advisors on investment issues. Mr Dewji, popularly known by his admirers as Mo and who is chief executive officer for Mohammmed Enterprises Tanzania Limited (MeTL), will sit on President Ramaphosa’s investment advisory council, for a

Africa: President Tebboune Participates in AU PSC Meeting

March 15, 2021
ALGIERS-President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday participated in an “important” meeting of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) bringing together heads of State and Government, said the Presidency of the Republic in a communiqué. “The meeting focused on the impact of climate change on peace and security in

Ex-president expected to declare himself leader of Republican Party

February 28, 2021
ORLANDO, Fla. – Less than 40 days after leaving office – and less than two months after an insurrection mounted by some of his supporters – former President Donald Trump resumes political life Sunday with a speech designed to claim continuing leadership of the Republican Party.Trump is not expected to declare a 2024 presidential candidacy

South Africa: Former President Zuma Defies Constitutional Court Ruling to Testify on State Capture

February 1, 2021
Cape Town — Four days after South Africa’s top court ordered former president Jacob Zuma to appear before a commission of inquiry investigating the widespread corruption which spread through parts of the government during his time in office, he has announced that he will defy the commission and the courts and refuse to testify. In

South Africa: Ex-South Africa President Zuma Accused of Hijacking Spy Agency in Corruption Probe

January 31, 2021
Former South African president Jacob Zuma has been accused of manipulating the country’s spy agency for his own ends and pocketing funds from the intelligence organisation to enrich himself and polish his image with media outlets, according to testimony at the investigation into “state capture”. Sydney Mufamadi, former chairperson of a review panel overseeing the

Africa: President Ramaphosa Asks Rich Countries Not to Hoard Covid-19 Vaccines

January 26, 2021
President Cyril Ramaphosa says poor countries desperately need COVID-19 vaccines as much as other nations that have already started vaccinating their citizens. “We are all not safe if some countries are vaccinating their people and some countries are not vaccinating,” said President Ramaphosa on Tuesday. The President did not hold back as he raised concerns

Join the party for our sister, Madame Vice President Kamala Harris

January 24, 2021
There is no way to have a celebration without “Celebration,” so take it away, Kool & the Gang. We have some ideas about music Kamala likes—she has posted several playlists in the past, so today I’m sampling a few from one she posted for Black Music Month back in 2017, well before she ran for

Africa: Kenya’s President Calls On African Leaders to Harmonise Covid Protocols

January 2, 2021
President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to prepare harmonised COVID-19 protocols that will ensure participants are safe during the African Union meetings scheduled for February next year. President Kenyatta emphasized that the protocols will determine whether the African Union (AU) meetings will be virtual or physical

GOP House Leader Runs And Hides When Asked If Joe Biden Is President-Elect

December 16, 2020
Even though GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted Tuesday that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn as the next president and vice president, not all Republicans are willing to accept reality. When asked if he acknowledged Biden as the president-elect, Republican House Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy ran and hid from reporters. “Just

Joe Biden turns 78 today, set to become the oldest US president

November 20, 2020
Joe Biden’s birthday is Friday, and at 78 years old, he is set to become the oldest president in the nation’s history when he’s sworn in this January. President Trump was previously the oldest president sworn in, at 70 years and 220 days old. Before him, the eldest honors went to Ronald Reagan, who was

Man fatally shot during protests against Peru’s new president

November 15, 2020
Thousands of Peruvians rallied in the country’s capital Saturday against the interim government of President Manuel Merino in protests that have left at least one person dead, authorities said. Peru’s social security institute and doctors said a 25-year-old man was apparently killed by gunshot wounds during the increasingly violent demonstrations against the sudden removal by

Trump news – live: President ‘terminates’ defence secretary and is already ‘considering’ 2024 run

November 9, 2020
Melania Trump, first lady, and Donald Trump, US president, on election night (EPA)Donald Trump ‘s inner cicle have been told the president is not backing down on his objections to the result of the US presidential election after losing to Joe Biden, as the first lady, Melania Trump, is reportedly planning to leave him and

President Trump, Ivanka Trump, Dana White to Speak During R.N.C.’s Final Night

August 27, 2020
President Trump will finally take the stage on Thursday evening, as the final night of the Republican National Convention concludes with his acceptance speech.He is expected to reprise some of the themes of the past week: the need to maintain what his allies cast as an economy on the rebound, an alternative version of the

Democrats Nominate Biden for President, Delivering Long-Sought Prize

August 19, 2020
Democrats formally nominated Joseph R. Biden Jr. for the presidency on Tuesday night, anointing him as their standard-bearer against President Trump with an extraordinary virtual roll call vote that showcased the cultural diversity of their coalition and exposed a generational gulf that is increasingly defining the party.Denied the chance to assemble in Milwaukee because of

President Trump’s Pardons: Stone, Blagojevich and More

July 11, 2020
President Trump on Friday commuted the sentence of Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime friend and former campaign adviser who had openly expressed loyalty to him throughout a congressional investigation into ties between Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia.“The simple fact is that if the special counsel had not been pursuing an absolutely baseless investigation,

President Trump commutes Roger Stone’s sentence

July 11, 2020
President Trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime adviser Roger Stone, calling him a victim of the “Russian hoax” and saying he would have been put at serious medical risk in prison. Trump on Friday signed an executive grant of clemency just days before Stone was due to report to prison Tuesday to serve

President Trump’s Take on Parasite Echoes an Old Debate Over the Role of Non-American Films at the Oscars

February 24, 2020
Nostalgia has been a regular theme at rallies for President Donald Trump since before he was elected — he is, after all, the man who wants to make America great again. On Thursday night, at a rally in Colorado Springs, Trump directed that sentiment at the movie industry, dismissing the South Korean film Parasite, which…