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UGANDA Carson Insists on EC Change (Daily Monitor)
American Diplomat Jonnie Carson has insisted that the new Electoral Commission be reconstituted ahead of next year’s general elections. Mr Carson, who met members of the Inter-Party Cooperation in Kampala on Friday, said Uganda’s general elections will also be judged basing on the international standards. ―The ambassador reiterated the US commitment to democracy as well as free and fair elections,‖ Mr Olara Otunnu, Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC) president, said shortly after the meeting.
CAMEROON In Africa, 50th anniversary of independence is an occasion to celebrate, lament (Washington Post)
(Cameroon) Over the past week, hundreds of dignitaries arrived in this Central African capital to celebrate 50 years of independence from colonial rule for Cameroon and 16 other African nations. But casting a shadow over the occasion was a sober acknowledgment that the actions of many of Africa’s leaders were hurting
NIGERIA U.S., Nigeria to launch bi-national commission (Xinhua)
(Nigeria) U.S. Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero is expected to arrive in Nigeria to strengthen the newly established U.S.-Nigeria Bi-national Commission (BNC), a statement said.
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