Tag Archives: elected

Elected officials should not be dual nationals


By Ronald Sanders

(The writer is Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the United States and the Organisation of American States. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London and at Massey College in the University of Toronto. The views expressed are entirely his own)

THE law is the law and it is binding on all who dwell or visit within its jurisdiction. The law is particularly binding on those who make the law. As I observed in a previous commentary, “Law makers should not be law breakers”.

This issue is raised again in the context of persons who hold dual citizenships while seeking election – and, in some cases getting elected – to the legislative bodies of countries. Those who either seek or achieve such election violate the law…

Read More


Egypt’s Abdel Fattah El Sisi elected new chairman of African Union


Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has been elected chairman of the African Union at the continental body’s summit in Ethiopia.

Mr El Sisi said he would focus on security on the African continent.

“Our work must continue to improve peace and security in Africa in a holistic and sustainable manner,” Mr El Sisi said. “Mediation and preventive diplomacy will remain one of the priorities of the African Union.”

The Egyptian leader said that “counter-terrorism requires the identification of those who support and finance it and combating them collectively. While we are aware of the difficulty and complexity of the struggle, this remains the only appropriate way to uproot terrorism and eradicate it.”

Amnesty International warned…

Read More


Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Sisi elected new chairman of African Union


“During his time in power President Abdel Fattah el Sisi has demonstrated a shocking contempt for human rights. Under his leadership the country has undergone a catastrophic decline in rights and freedoms,” said Najia Bounaim, Amnesty’s North Africa campaigns director. “There are real fears about the potential impact his chairmanship could have on the independence of regional human rights mechanisms and their future engagement with civil society.”

Read More


Egypt’s President Sissi elected new chairman of African Union


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has been elected chairman of the African Union at the continental body’s summit in Ethiopia.

The Egyptian leader addressed the summit, saying he would focus on security on the African continent.

“Our work must continue to improve peace and security in Africa in a holistic and sustainable manner,” Sissi said. “Mediation and preventive diplomacy will remain one of the priorities of the African Union.”

The new African Union chairman said that “counter- terrorism requires the identification of those who support and finance it and combating them…

Read More


Egypt’s Sisi elected new chairman of African Union


Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, passed the baton to Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el Sisi at the annual summit of the body.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi (R) speaks with outgoing African Union Chairman and Rwandan President Paul Kagame, after Sisi was elected new Chairman of the African Union during the 32nd African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa on February 10, 2019.
(AFP)

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el Sisi has been elected chairman of the African Union at the continental body’s…

Read More


Egypt's el- Sisi elected new chairman of African Union



ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been elected chairman of the African Union at the continental body's summit in …
Read More