More Women Pick Nomination Forms in Tanzania


first_imgTalk Africa: African Women Leaders AGOA Creating job opportunity for Tanzania women Supporters hold CCM posters Supporters hold CCM postersA total of 1,322 members of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), majority being women, have applied to be considered for nomination to vie for various positions in the forthcoming general election.“This has been good, women can now challenge men,” Mr Vuai Ali Vuai, Deputy Secretary General, said in a press statement, mentioning that 699 women applied against 623 men for political leadership.He said that 378 applied to vie for Member of Parliament (Union), 358 House of Representatives (HR), 289 councillor, and 297 women special seats.Mr Vuai said in his statement that out of the applicants, 156, 137, and 109 women applied to stand in respective constituencies for MP, HR, and Councillor, respectively.The Deputy Secretary General commended all members particularly women for picking up forms to apply for nomination, saying gender balance in elections has been growing and justice will prevail in all stages of nomination.Elections for Special seats are over, while applicants for MP, HR, and Councillors are now finalizing their campaigns to woo voters in CCM branches before party-primary elections scheduled for August 01, 2015.Relatedcenter_img Tanzania to Pick New President on October 25thlast_img read more

Jailed polygamist retakes control of church, ousts 30 members


first_imgNews Jailed polygamist retakes control of church, ousts 30 members by: – February 24, 2011 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! 33 Views   no discussions Share (CNN) — Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is not only running the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but he has also ousted up to 30 high-ranking members he considered a threat to his leadership, two well-placed sources tell CNN.Jeffs, who is scheduled to go to trial this year on sexual assault and bigamy charges, is running the affairs of the church from his jail cell in Texas, the sources said.Jeffs gave up control of the splinter sect that advocates plural marriages, including marriages that involve girls younger than 18, after he was convicted in 2007 of rape as accomplice. That conviction was overturned last year.Sources within the church tell CNN that the man who replaced Jeffs as business head of the church, Wendell Nielsen, has been removed and that Jeffs has signed documents retaking control of FLDS.Also removed are Willie Jessup, Jeffs’ one-time bodyguard who served as the spokesman for the church following a raid on its Texas compound; and David Zitting, the mayor of Hildale, Utah — a town whose population consists almost entirely of members of the church.The FLDS splintered from the Mormon Church more than a century ago when Mormons renounced the practice of polygamy. Jeffs’ church is believed to have about 10,000 followers.Critics of the FLDS say underage girls are forced into “spiritual” plural marriages with older men and are sexually abused. Sect members have denied sexual abuse.Texas prosecutors filed charges against Jeffs in 2008 after authorites raided the sect’s Yearning for Zion Ranch in El Dorado, Texas. They removed 400 children whom authorities feared had been sexually abused. While some of the men at the ranch were charged with sexual abuse, most of the children were later returned to their families.Jeffs was eventually extradited from Utah to Texas. He was arraigned on the Texas charges in December in Tom Green County. Share From Gary Tuchman, CNNlast_img read more