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Kenya’s deepening election and political crisis

Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya has been the scene of protests following the withdrawal of main opposition candidate Raila Odinga from the presidential election set for October 26, 2017. The political crisis has further deepened after parliament passed an amendment to the electoral law saying if one candidate withdraws from a re-run, the other automatically wins. Kenya faces a precarious future following the recent political developments.

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Nigerian Senate passes Not Too Young To Run Bill to reduce age limits for elective positions

Yesterday the Not Too Young To Run Bill got a majority vote in the Nigerian Senate. This has led to many online conversations and hope that Nigeria’s future leaders would be its young people. Some are skeptical, saying the politicians will pass on the baton of leadership to their children. What do you think this bill has in store for Nigeria, a country with over 100 million youths?

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Ugandan Anti-Pornography Bill Could Prohibit ‘Provocative’ Clothing on Women, Censor Film and TV and Restrict Personal Internet Use

The Ugandan government is touting a sweeping controversial anti-pornography legislation that outlaws revealing clothing and covers issues related to pornography, including child pornography, pornographic publications and even suggestive music videos. Ugandan Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo said: “Put on a miniskirt but please don’t expose your thighs, your buttocks and your genitalia. Finished.”