Germany's far-right AfD party closes conference with appeal for unity
The leader of Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), Tino Chrupalla, ended the party's conference on Sunday with an urgent appeal to members for better discipline and unity."You should wash dirty laundry at home and not in public," Chrupalla told members in his closing speech.The two-day conference was dominated by a dispute about party discipline initiated by co-chairman Joerg Meuthen in his speech on Saturday.Slamming the "irreproachable behaviour of all officials and members, from those in parliament to those on the street," Meuthen criticized those who had failed to distance th...
Ruling party MP to face graft charges
The Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) has decided to indict Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) MP, Wirach Ratanasate, over a graft-tainted deal to construct futsal courts at schools in the Northeast, a source said on Friday.The decision was announced after a meeting of a joint working panel between the OAG and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).The OAG is expected to complete drafting its charges within 60 days and lodge it with the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions.In August last year, the NACC said it found evidence that Mr Wirach colluded with ...
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Chadema top brass meets to discuss ‘rebels’
Dar es Salaam. Political heat is mounting as the opposition Chadema party is expected to decide the fate of its 19 members whose swearing-in as MPs is disputed by the party.The 19 female members were ‘nominated’ by the National Electoral Commission (Nec) for special seats and were subsequently sworn-in as lawmakers by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Job Ndugai, on Tuesday.But Chadema – which refused to accept the official results of the October 28 presidential election – said it had not submitted any names of Special Seats to Nec for the nomination.“Under legal procedures, anyone who wan...
DOH probes text blast on Christmas party protocol
DOH probes text blast on Christmas party protocol(Philstar.com) – November 27, 2020 – 4:43pmMANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health stressed Friday it is discouraging in-person Christmas gatherings and advised the public to consider other alternatives as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on.This, after social media users reported receiving a message from the National Telecommunications Commission, which advises people to turn on electric fans and open windows during Christmas parties. The text blast also said that having an outdoor venue is a safer option.The DOH, Health Profes...
Boosie Badazz hosts Thanksgiving party in a wheelchair
He hosted a Thanksgiving Bash at the Exquis Event Center in Charleston, South Carolina from a wheelchair.Medics recently saved the rap star's foot after he was shot during an altercation in Dallas, Texas. He underwent multiple surgeries, including one to remove bullet fragments and have screws put in to make sure his foot properly heals, according to TMZ.Boosie is planning to throw another bash to celebrate his birthday at a club in Alabama on Saturday (28Nov20).©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Georgian politics still deadlocked after runoff polls
Head of the ruling Georgian Dream party, Bidzina Ivanishvili, heads to the polls with family members for the second round of parliamentary elections on November 21. (photo: Georgia Dream, Facebook)Georgia is facing the prospect of having its most homogenous legislature it’s had since the Soviet days after all opposition parties continue to refuse to take up their seats after two rounds of elections.The ruling Georgian Dream party ran essentially unopposed in the second round of parliamentary elections, held on November 21. Minority parties refused to participate, accusing the incumbent party o...
2021 poll: Inside FDC manifesto
Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party yesterday launched its 2021 manifesto in Hoima city outlining a number of things they intend to do for Ugandans if they win the election.The launch was attended by several party leaders including former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye.The 70-page document explains a number of big plans for various sectors as outlined below.Transitional governmentThe first task for the FDC government will be to restore the rule of law and constitutionalism; reviewing the 1995 Constitution and the legal environment.FDC says it will reduce the powers of the presiden...
Sudan's former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi dies of coronavirus
Sudan's former prime minister and top opposition figure Sadiq Al-Mahdi died from a coronavirus infection on Thursday, his party said.The 84-year-old was the country's last democratically elected prime minister before he was toppled in 1989 by now-ousted president Omar Al-Bashir in an Islamist-backed military coup.The leader of the moderate Islamist National Umma Party was transferred to the United Arab Emirates for treatment three weeks ago after being hospitalised in Sudan and testing positive for Covid-19."We offer our condolences to the Sudanese people over his death," the party said in a s...
'I want to break free': Underground Paris party defies lockdown
On a darkened residential street in Paris, a gate left partly open signals the entrance to an abandoned train tunnel -- and an illegal rave party for 300 people looking for an escape from France's Covid-19 lockdown."Close the door," whispers a doorman hidden in the shadows, ushering towards tracks lit only by revellers' phones.The 15-euro ($18) tickets for the Saturday soirée, baptised "I Want to Break Free," were sold to members of a private Facebook group, and snapped up within hours.But the address in the 13th Arrondissement was kept secret until the last minute, and the rules were strict: ...
NDC Questions Police Election Measures
Lt. Col. (Rtd.) Larry Gbevlo-LarteyThe opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rejected security arrangements put in place for this year’s general election by the police, saying that the announcement on the authorized uniform to be worn on Election Day will be inadequate.Director of Operations for the NDC 2020 Campaign, Lt. Col. (Rtd.) Larry Gbevlo-Lartey, who is a former National Security Coordinator, said in a statement yesterday that the party wanted all police personnel and others drawn from other security agencies to be properly identified with their names clearly displayed on t...
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