Category - elections

  • May 18, 2009

    The overwhelming victory of the Congress Party and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in the Indian elections is being seen as a decisive victory over communalism and narrow religious nationalism and sectarianism.

  • April 26, 2009

    Desmond Tutu has re-iterated his belief that corruption allegations against the new president should have been tested in court, but remains hopeful for politics in South Africa.

  • April 20, 2009

    As South Africa prepares for its national elections on Wednesday 22 April, many grassroots organisations in South Africa plan to boycott it in protest, reports UK development agency War on Want.

  • April 19, 2009

    Religion has always played a part in South African elections say voters, but this year the voice of churches and their leaders at times has been strong during campaigning for the 22 April general election.

  • February 26, 2009

    Leading theologian Professor Russel Botman has declined to stand as a candidate in South Africa's forthcoming elections for a party that has broken away from the country's ruling ANC.

  • October 22, 2008

    The geopolitical dynamics and instability in the Middle East makes that region an important element of any US president’s foreign policy, says Timothy Seidel. But the major parties are still trading in stereotypes, not solutions.

  • September 7, 2008

    Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he will not be bullied into power sharing at any cost and has challenged President Robert Mugabe to hold new elections if he is not prepared to reach a genuine agreement.

  • August 26, 2008

    Christian leaders in Zimbabwe have called on parties to continuing power-sharing talks to shun partisan interests and urgently break the impasse that is holding back the conclusion of negotiations aimed at resolving the country's political and economic crisis.

  • June 29, 2008

    Robert Mugabe waved a Bible and made an oath of allegiance before God to Zimbabwe as he was sworn in as president following an election widely dismissed as meaningless. But anti-apartheid hero Archbishop Tutu says he must go.

  • June 26, 2008

    The tragic situation in Zimbabwe was being foretold as long as fifty years ago by the writer Frantz Fanon, whose theories about the end of colonialism have proved remarkably prophetic.