Disruptions Threatens Poll Integrity – ELOG

The Election Observation Group (ELOG) has called on the law enforcement authorities and the electoral management body, the IEBC, to address the rising cases of polling day violence that threaten the integrity of elections. In a preliminary report on the May 18th by-elections, ELOG warns that hired goons are causing despondency amongst voters and the […]

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Set Poll Quit Date-ELOG

The Elections Observation Group (ELOG), a constellation of election experts, has called for the setting of timelines for candidates wishing to withdraw from a race to avoid wastage of public resources and voter apathy. In a preliminary report on the March 18th, 2021 Machakos Senatorial By-election, ELOG notes that the MCC-P candidate, Mr. John Mutua […]

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Media Group Strives to Improve Journalism

The Kenya Media Sector Working Group met to discuss emerging challenges facing the media industry in Kenya and the reporting of the forthcoming referendum among other key issues affecting journalists. They called on the Government to consider journalists as a priority group to receive Covid-19 vaccine. The group also wants legislative and policy reforms put […]

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ELOG: Kenya is Failing on Electoral Integrity

The Election Observation Group (ELOG) Kenya, an organization that promotes inclusive, transparent and accountable electoral processes, has released its preliminary report on the 4th March, 2021 By-elections.  ELOG says it is concerned with the electoral malpractices witnessed which include bribery, violence and intimidation. But ELOG appreciated that the “protocols for conducting elections under COVID 19 […]

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Burundi and the European Union pledge to renew Ties

Burundi is warming up to renewed diplomatic relations with the European Union after a period of hostility. During a meeting in early February with the EU delegation led by Ambassador Claude Bochu, Burundi’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation Ambassador Albert Nshingiro said Burundi was ready to engage in dialogue with bilateral and multilateral […]

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Uganda Government Called on to Respect Human Rights & Restore Peace

A number of institutions concerned with human rights, democracy and social justice have strongly condemned the curtailing of freedom and crimes against humanity by Ugandan government as the country goes for the General Elections. Fourteen African organizations on security and human rights, CBOs, grass-roots movements, women associations, youth networks, social justice centers, marginalized groups and […]

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The Election Observation Group (ELOG) Statement on Elections

1. On the Calls for a Referendum/BBI Processes ELOG is aware that the promoters of the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020 submitted 4.4 million signatures to the Commission supporting their initiative for constitutional changes. The IEBC has since received funds to start off the verification exercise and called for applicants for the position of verification clerks. […]

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Kenya’s KCA works with UNESCO to boost Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists

Nairobi: November 11, 2020: Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) with support from from UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) is launching a project on Enhancing Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists through Devolution in Kenya. The project which will be implemented over the next 12 months, will benefit 200 journalists working in […]

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CAJ Denounces Police Violence Against a Camerawoman in Senegal

The Congress of African Journalists (CAJ) today denounced police violence against online media camerawoman Adja Ndiaye of Dakaractu, who was brutally beaten up by the police on Monday, September 28 in Dakar. According to media reports, the savage assault suffered by Adja Ndiaye, camerawoman of Dakaractu, took place on Monday, September 28, 2020 at the […]

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Statement by Migori Network on 10th Anniversary of Constitution

On the occasion of this auspicious day when Kenyans gave themselves a new and one of the most progressive Constitutions in the world, we, the non-state actors wish to rally Migori County residents in joining other Kenyans to mark the day and take stalk of the gains and gaps. We congratulate Migori County residents and […]

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