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Last Sunday night, Citizen TV's 'Kibaki Succession' segment on its 9pm 'Sunday Live' programme featured not the usual discussion by David Makali and Peter Opondo of the week's events, but instead host Julie Gichuru interviewing the chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Issack Hassan.
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"Reporters need to understand that mobile communications are inherently insecure and expose you to risks that are not easy to detect or overcome," says Katrin Verclas of the National Democratic Institute.
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Stephen Whisnant has been hired as director of philanthropy at the National Democratic Institute. He was managing director of the U.S. Olympic Committee. He also has served as a campaign director at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
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President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi stressed on Wednesday the dialogue conference's importance lies in its content and outcomes not in the portion of participation or attendance.
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Yesterday, February 11, foreign minister Leonid Kozhara met with the director of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Ukraine Kristina Vilfor, the Foreign Ministry press service informs.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the NDI activity in our country, particularly in the context of the implementation of projects in the field of gender equality, improvement of electoral legislation and constitutional reform.
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Electoral observance “serves to build the foundations of Latin American democracy” said Organization of American States, OAS, Secretary General Jose Miguel Inuslza during opening remarks at a Roundtable entitled “International Election Observation: Progress and Challenges,” held at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC.
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French-led troops in Mali now control the ancient city of Timbuktu, which was occupied for 10 months by Islamists. France now plans to turn over long-term security operations to an African force. Have the militants been defeated or have they just retreated to the desert?
Chris Fomunyoh, senior associate for Africa National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
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Meanwhile, much of the public seems disengaged. NDI’s recent pre-election assessment notes the general indifference about the elections from citizens across the political spectrum in Jordan.
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Observers who for the first time were allowed to monitor elections in Jordan said Friday that the vote showed a marked improvement from past polls, but there is still some way to go.
An international team fielded by the National Democratic Institute, made up of 50 observers from 29 countries, highlighted "shortcomings and irregularities," as well as certain systemic problems.
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The new 150-seat Parliament here will include members arrested just days before the elections on charges of vote-buying, and a cast of government loyalists will dominate a body long seen by Jordanians as being as corrupt as it is inept.