AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Legal & compliance GC mulling measures to enhance oversight after govt report Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling The British Gambling Commission has acknowledged that there is “always more to do” after a damning report from the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee described the regulator as “toothless”.In a report released yesterday (28 June), the Public Accounts Committee, which is responsible for monitoring government expenditure, said the Commission was failing the UK’s estimated 395,000 problem gamblers. In particular, it noted that the £19m in licence fees the Commission took in was inadequate to regulate an industry with a gross gambling yield around 600 times higher than this figure.In its response to the report, the Commission pointed to its prior record of introducing measures to enhance player protection, including the ban on gambling with credit cards, which came into effect in April of this year.“Over the past two years we have strengthened player protection measures, tightened the regulation of the online sector, introduced strict age and ID verification checks, brought in a ban on gambling with credit cards, and been tougher through our enforcement activity,” a Gambling Commission spokesperson said. “In recent weeks we have also established an ‘Experts by Experience’ advisory group who will help us to strengthen our efforts and help ensure we make an impact where it matters.”However, the spokesperson said the Commission agreed that further improvements were necessary to enhance its oversight of the industry.“We accepted before the Committee that there is always more to do and we are carefully considering the findings of their report to see what other additional steps we can take.”The spokesperson added that the regulator was already working to solve many of the issues highlighted in a February report from the National Audit Office (NAO).“We are committed to making even further and faster progress to address gambling harms and were already addressing a number of the issues highlighted by the National Audit Office earlier this year,” they said.The NAO’s report highlighted a number of deficiencies in the regulator’s ability to protect consumers, enforce licence conditions and even effectively measure the results of its regulatory work. Like the Public Accounts Committee, the NAO said the Commission lacked adequate funding to keep pace with the industry.The NAO advised the Commission to better define its consumer protection goals so that they may be tracked and measured. It also said the regulator should improve its analytical capacities to make better use of available intelligence and develop a better strategy for compelling operators to raise standards.The Commission has also faced a great deal of criticism from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on gambling-related harm, which has repeatedly said the regulator is “not fit for purpose”. In a report released earlier this month (15 June), the APPG called for “an urgent review of the Gambling Commission and its capacity to effectively regulate the burgeoning online gambling industry”.The APPG report also proposed a range of strict new controls for the industry, including a total prohibition on advertising and banning in-play betting. 29th June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle The British Gambling Commission has acknowledged that there is “always more to do” after a damning report from the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee described the regulator as “toothless”. Topics: Legal & compliance Regions: UK & Ireland Email Address
23rd October 2020 | By Stephen Carter Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter This is 23% behind the $472.6bn forecast by iGB’s principal data partner before the pandemic hit global gambling markets (see interactive Chart 2 below) and just ahead of the total from ten years’ ago (Chart 8). Email Address H2 Gambling Capital’s FY revenue expectations for the global gambling sector fell back to $363.8bn this week. Online’s projected share of 2020 gross win stayed flat this week at 18.6% (Chart 6). Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Finance However H2 indicated to iGB that interactive, including lottery, was “heading toward 20% this year and could be as high as $80bn gross win next year now. It was only $40bn as recently as 2015”.Photo by Anton Uniqueton from Pexels Covid-19: FY expectations recede
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Rector Albany, NY Rapidísimas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Por Onell A. SotoPosted Oct 2, 2012 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Las próximas elecciones de Venezuela parecen ser las más importantes en la vida democrática del país suramericano. Reporteros internacionales dicen desde Venezuela que hay “una tensa calma” pese a los dos muertos en Barinas y muchos se preguntan qué pasará el día 7 y el oficialismo “está temeroso” de perder las elecciones. Las clases media y alta apoyan a la oposición mientras que los sectores más pobres prefieren continuar con el líder socialista que ha gobernado al país por 14 años. La inseguridad ciudadana, la inflación, la corrupción y el mal uso de la renta petrolera parecen conspirar contra el gobierno. Esperamos que la paz y la justica reinen en la tierra de Bolívar.Con la campaña electoral en Estados Unidos se ha hecho evidente que muchas personas conocen poco de religión, incluyendo la historia, doctrina y práctica de los mormones. En el internet se puede obtener información documentada bajo el título Movimiento de los Santos de los Últimos Días. Las dos páginas, llenas de información, fueron escritas por miembros de esta iglesia.Jhan Moskowitz, uno de los fundadores del movimiento evangelístico “Judíos por Jesús”, murió recientemente al golpearse la cabeza en una caída el 25 de septiembre en una estación del tren subterráneo de Nueva York. Tenía 64 años de edad. Sus padres fueron sobrevivientes del Holocausto en Alemania.El líder palestino Mahmoud Abbas, dijo recientemente en su visita a las Naciones Unidas en Nueva York que 128 países reconocen a la Autoridad Palestina como Estado. Pero aún no tiene el reconocimiento de las Naciones Unidas.ENInews el servicio ecuménico de prensa patrocinado por el Consejo Mundial de Iglesias y otras entidades ha dejado de publicarse por falta de fondos. Fue fundado en 1994 y servía a 500 subscriptores alrededor del mundo.Voceros oficiales han dicho que Francia está preparada para prohibir la palabra “madre” y “padre” en todos los documentos oficiales bajo el polémico plan para legalizar el matrimonio gay. La medida ya cuenta con la oposición de la comunidad cristiana. El proyecto de ley establece que “el matrimonio es una unión de dos personas, distintas o del mismo sexo”. La ley también daría la igualdad de derechos de adopción a parejas homosexuales y heterosexuales.Líderes evangélicos han criticado la participación de la comisionada de la Policía Nacional de Nicaragua, Aminta Granera, por ayudar a cargar en sus hombros en León la estatua de la Virgen de la Merced que celebra su primer centenario. Dijeron que la policía es una institución no confesional y con esa decisión no sólo se viola la Constitución, sino también el reglamento interno de la misma. El artículo 14 de la Constitución nicaragüense afirma que “el Estado no tiene religión oficial”.En la Catedral Nacional de Washington (de la Iglesia Episcopal) se celebró recientemente un oficio religioso en memoria de Neil Armstrong, el astronauta que puso pie en la luna por primera vez en la historia de la humanidad. Al oficio asistieron directivos de la NASA, antiguos compañeros y oficiales del gobierno. La homilía estuvo a cargo de Mariann Edgar Budde, nueva obispa de Washington. El vitral de la catedral dedicado al espacio sideral tiene un pequeño fragmento de roca lunar en su pieza central.Samuel Silva Gotay, profesor de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, señala que actualmente, a pesar de no existir aún datos oficiales, en Puerto Rico el protestantismo representa cerca del 40 por ciento de quienes se definen como creyentes. Silva Gotay, autor de “Protestantismo y Política en Puerto Rico”, añadió que el pentecostalismo ha dejado atrás a católicos romanos y protestantes “clásicos” en la adopción de nuevos fieles.La prensa hondureña informó que el pastor evangélico Antonio Trejo fue ultimado por cinco sicarios en una iglesia frente al aeropuerto Toncontín, en Tegucigalpa donde asistía a una boda. Tenía 41 años de edad. Trejo era también abogado y como tal era apoderado legal del Movimiento Campesino del Aguán, militante activo del partido Frente Amplio y aspirante a diputado por el departamento de Colón. El periódico La Tribuna dijo que Trejo es una víctima más del sangriento conflicto entre latifundistas y campesinos que ha producido 80 muertos en los últimos tres años.Norka Feijoó, popular consejera de los jóvenes metodistas de Cuba, falleció en San Antonio, Texas, el 23 de septiembre a los 92 años de edad. Nació en San Juan de las Yeras en la provincia de Las Villas. Sus restos descansan en el Cementerio San José de San Antonio.VERDAD. Informar es una manera de amar. Difunda estas noticias. Gracias. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA
By Robert L. Fischer, Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Case Western Reserve University and first published on theconversation.com.On July 12, President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers concluded that America’s long-running war on poverty “is largely over and a success.”I am a researcher who has studied poverty for nearly 20 years in Cleveland, a city with one of the country’s highest rates of poverty. While the council’s conclusion makes for a dramatic headline, it simply does not align with the reality of poverty in the U.S. today.What is poverty?The U.S. federal poverty line is set annually by the federal government, based on algorithms developed in the 1960s and adjusted for inflation.In 2018, the federal poverty line for a family of four in the contiguous U.S. is $25,100. It’s somewhat higher in Hawaii ($28,870) and Alaska ($31,380).However, the technical weaknesses of the federal poverty line are well known to researchers and those who work with populations in poverty. This measure considers only earned income, ignoring the costs of living for different family types, receipt of public benefits, as well as the value of assets, such as a home or car, held by families.Most references to poverty refer to either the poverty rate or the number of people in poverty. The poverty rate is essentially the percentage of all people or a subcategory who have income below the poverty line. This allows researchers to compare over time even as the U.S. population increases. For example, 12.7 percent of the U.S. population was in poverty in 2016. The rate has hovered around 12 to 15 percent since 1980.Other discussions reference the raw number of people in poverty. In 2016, 40.6 million people lived in poverty, up from approximately 25 million in 1980. The number of people in poverty gives a sense of the scale of the concern and helps to inform the design of relevant policies.Both of these indicators fluctuate with the economy. For example, the poverty population grew by 10 million during the 2007 to 2009 recession, equating to an increase of approximately 4 percent in the rate.The rates of poverty over time by age show that, while poverty among seniors has declined, child poverty and poverty among adults have changed little over the last 40 years. Today, the poverty rate among children is nearly double the rate experienced by seniors.The July report by the Council of Economic Advisers uses an alternate way of measuring poverty, based on households’ consumption of goods, to conclude that poverty has dramatically declined. Though this method may be useful for underpinning an argument for broader work requirements for the poor, the much more favorable picture it paints simply does not reconcile with the observed reality in the U.S. today.Deserving versus undeserving poorPolitical discussions about poverty often include underlying assumptions about whether those living in poverty are responsible for their own circumstances.One perspective identifies certain categories of poor as more deserving of assistance because they are victims of circumstance. These include children, widows, the disabled and workers who have lost a job. Other individuals who are perceived to have made bad choices – such as school dropouts, people with criminal backgrounds or drug users – may be less likely to receive sympathetic treatment in these discussions. The path to poverty is important, but likely shows that most individuals suffered earlier circumstances that contributed to the outcome.Among the working-age poor in the U.S. (ages 18 to 64), approximately 35 percent are not eligible to work, meaning they are disabled, a student or retired. Among the poor who are eligible to work, fully 63 percent do so.Earlier this year, lawmakers in the House proposed new work requirements for recipients of SNAP and Medicaid. But this ignores the reality that a large number of the poor who are eligible for benefits are children and would not be expected to work. Sixty-three percent of adults who are eligible for benefits can work and already do. The issue here is more so that these individuals cannot secure and retain full-time employment of a wage sufficient to lift their family from poverty.A culture of poverty?The circumstances of poverty limit the odds that someone can escape poverty. Individuals living in poverty or belonging to families in poverty often work but still have limited resources – in regard to employment, housing, health care, education and child care, just to name a few domains.If a family is surrounded by other households also struggling with poverty, this further exacerbates their circumstances. It’s akin to being a weak swimmer in a pool surrounded by other weak swimmers. The potential for assistance and benefit from those around you further limits your chances of success.Even the basic reality of family structure feeds into the consideration of poverty. Twenty-seven percent of female-headed households with no other adult live in poverty, dramatically higher than the 5 percent poverty rate of married couple families.Poverty exists in all areas of the country, but the population living in high-poverty neighborhoods has increased over time. Following the Great Recession, some 14 million people lived in extremely poor neighborhoods, more than twice as many as had done so in 2000. Some areas saw some dramatic growth in their poor populations living in high-poverty areas.Given the complexity of poverty as a civic issue, decision makers should understand the full range of evidence about the circumstances of the poor. This is especially important before undertaking a major change to the social safety net such as broad-based work requirements for those receiving non-cash assistance. Please enter your comment! Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development’s Robert L. Fischer refutes claim about poverty The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here TAGStheconversation.comWar on poverty Previous articleCookies and Milk with a Cop tomorrow morningNext articleUber announces Phase II results of Central Florida mobility pilot program Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply […] against the claim that the “war on poverty” is over. Republished by Raw Story, Garn Press, Apopka Voice, Sojourners Magazine and […] Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter August 1, 2018 at 12:47 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
The Guide to UK Company Giving 2011-2012 Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [amzn_product_post]The Guide to UK Company Giving is an invaluable guide that includes details of around 600 companies in the UK that give a combined total of GBP800 million in cash donations to voluntary and community organisations. Also included is information on in-kind support, employee-led support and community contributions. 12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Kensington + Chelsea Foundation secures £150k match funding for Covid-19 appeal Tagged with: COVID-19 London match funding Melanie May | 14 April 2020 | News The Kensington + Chelsea Foundation has secured £150,000 of matched funding pledges for its Covid-19 Appeal from Cadogan, the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust and the Rockspring Charitable Trust.Cadogan, which owns 93-acres of London around Chelsea and Knightsbridge and is the long-term principal supporter of K+C Foundation, has pledged £50,000 to the appeal. In addition, £50,000 has been pledged by both the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust, and the Rockspring Charitable Trust.The K+C Foundation, which was established in 2008, will use the funds raised by its appeal to support frontline services such as care packages for the elderly and vulnerable residents in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, co-ordinated and delivered by Age UK K+C. The care packages will include food and drink supplies and other essentials and will be sent weekly through the pandemic.With K+C Foundation’s support, Kensington and Chelsea’s Age UK K+C, a borough focused division of the charity for older people, has set up a core distribution centre at Al Manaar mosque in North Kensington, supported by local delivery businesses donating staff and vehicles.Council data shows the borough has the highest proportion of lone pensioner households (15.1%) in the country, with 20,000 local residents – 12% of the borough’s population – over the age of 65. The funds will help to support these homes with care packages while individuals are in isolation as a result of the government’s measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.Victoria Steward Todd, Director of Kensington + Chelsea Foundation said:“This appeal will go a long way in supporting local partners to provide essential care packages and further assistance to those in need within the local community.”“Thanks to the generous donations from people across the borough and beyond, vulnerable and elderly individuals will not be alone during this time. But for our plans to continue, we need more support. We urge everyone to donate as much as they can, so that we can reach those that need it most. The next £100,000 donated to our appeal will be matched by Cadogan and Rockspring Charitable Trust, doubling the value of each gift.”Hugh Seaborn, Chief Executive at Cadogan said: Advertisement 789 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 “We have been long term supporters of the Kensington + Chelsea Foundation because they provide vital support to projects and partners across the area, which so often get left behind or overlooked. The role of community foundations has never been more vital and they allow organisations like us to channel support to where it is most needed. We will continue to partner with them in the months to come and are extremely grateful for everything they do.”The Julia & Hans Rausing Trust are also supporting other coronavirus appeals. March saw them donate £2.5m to healthcare charities tackling the virus, followed by £16.5m to Covid-19 causes, including £5m to the NHS Charities Together appeal. 788 total views, 2 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Part 1: Capitalist economics vs. self-determinationPart 1 of this lightly edited article originally published by Pan-African News Wire on Aug. 12 covers Kenya and Rwanda. Part 2 will cover Angola and South Africa. Kenya: Oil and electionsPresident Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared victorious in his bid for a second term as leader of the largest economy in East Africa. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati announced this after presenting the tallied votes to the public on Aug. 11 in Nairobi.Kenyatta, 55, the son of the former British colony’s founding President Jomo Kenyatta, repositioned himself politically during 2016 when he formed the Jubilee Party. His campaign emphasized the need to restructure the Kenyan political system by turning over more authority to people within the counties and elected members of parliament.The incumbent Kenyatta championed the annual 5 percent rate of growth in Kenya and held out the promise of sustainable development through the vast discoveries of oil and prospects for natural gas exploitation. In a regional framework, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique as well as Kenya have been the source of substantial investments in the energy sector.With specific reference to petroleum resources in Kenya, the Oxford Business Group reported in late 2012 drilling by Tullow and Africa Oil that revealed oil reserves estimated at 300 million barrels. The report noted that the discovery “has led to major international interest in Kenya’s remaining oil exploration licenses, including from France’s Total, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, ExxonMobil and Chevron.” (oxfordbusinessgroup.com, Nov. 4, 2013)Despite these much-lauded advances in economic potential, the Kenyan political scene is sharply divided between supporters of the president and his archrival Raila Odinga. Following the lead of Kenyatta, Odinga formed the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, bringing together several parties into an umbrella with the Orange Democratic Movement, which the politician leads.Odinga is the son of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, another prominent independence-era political figure and vice president in the First Republic formed in 1964 by Jomo Kenyatta. He often projects an air of entitlement to the presidency of Kenya. President Kenyatta and Vice President Odinga split in 1966 after disagreements over Kenya’s relationship with the U.S. At the time, Odinga was considered to the left of Kenyatta, favoring a closer alliance with the socialist republics of the USSR and the People’s Republic of China.In 2007, a contested election sparked violent reprisals, leaving over 1,000 people dead and hundreds of thousands dislocated. Mediation efforts by the African Union and other state entities on the continent brought about a unity government in 2008, with Mwai Kibaki as president and Odinga taking the position of prime minister.In 2013, Odinga attempted again to win the presidency by claiming he would improve relations with the West. Kenyatta ran a formidable race, coming out on top in defiance of the wishes of the U.S. and Britain. Odinga rejected the election outcome, taking his claims of massive voter fraud to the Kenyan Supreme Court, which instead upheld the popular vote.Four years ago, Washington and London warned of grave consequences if Kenyans voted for Kenyatta. Both the president and Vice President William Ruto were under investigation by the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands for ostensibly playing a role in the 2007-08 internecine conflict. Deadly clashes pitting supporters of former President Kibaki against Odinga voters appeared to reveal an internationality oppositional character since the candidates were associated with the Kikiyu (Kenyatta) and Luo (Odinga) groups.The ICC pursuit of both Kenyatta and Ruto was dropped under the weight of the absurdity of the charges brought against these sitting leaders. This desire to detain, prosecute and imprison Kenyatta and Ruto further alienated many African leaders from the ICC. During the 50th anniversary summit of the AU, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2013, discussions began over whether member-states would unilaterally withdraw from the Rome Statute that established the ICC. These plans have not materialized due to the political and economic pressures exerted by the Western imperialist states and their allies in Africa.One glaring progressive trend that emerged from the Aug. 8 Kenyan general elections was the victory of 22 women members of parliament, along with three female governors, the first in the country’s history.An Aug. 11 Daily Nation article noted: “A record 22 women had by [Aug. 10] decisively won constituency seats in General Election, an increase from the 2013 number. And in some areas, a woman was being elected to a seat that has been the domain of men. But although the women set for the 12th Parliament are still few, they increased by six from the 16 elected in the last elections.”The Evening Standard emphasized on Aug. 10: “It is history in the making for Kenya as we are set for our first female governors. Previously, all the 47 governors were male. The three strong women fought tooth and nail to secure their county’s top job. This is also good news for gender equality. Kenya is set to have its first female county bosses.”Rwanda: Ruling party wins in a landslidePresident Paul Kagame of the Rwanda Patriotic Front won over 98 percent of the vote in the Aug. 4 national elections. The only party certified to challenge the president, whose party has ruled the Central and East African state since seizing power in 1994 after the genocidal war, was the Democratic Greens led by Frank Habineza, coming in a far distant second.Before 1994, an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered over a period of three months as the-then Rwandan military, backed by a militia known as the Interahamwe, sought to eliminate their opponents. The RPF began as an armed movement with close ties to neighboring Uganda in 1987. Kagame served in the Ugandan National Resistance Movement led by current President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power in Uganda for more than three decades. The Rwandan leader received training in U.S. military colleges and maintained close ties to the Pentagon, serving as an ally in Washington’s foreign policy imperatives in East and Central Africa.Rwanda is known for having the largest participation of women internationally in its parliamentary structure, some 61 percent. In addition, 50 percent of the Supreme Court justices are women, as well as a significant number of cabinet ministers.Nonetheless, the legacy of collaboration with the U.S. hampers Rwanda’s ability to exercise genuine sovereignty and an independent foreign policy. However, in recent years the Rwandan capital Kigali’s relationships with nations previously warred against in the Democratic Republic of Congo during Rwanda’s 1998-2003 occupation in partnership with Uganda seem to have improved. In 1998, the Southern African Development Community military commission, headed then by the Republic of Zimbabwe, authorized the deployment of troops from Zimbabwe, Angola and Namibia to defend the government of the late former DRC President Laurent Kabila. The SADC mission halted the Washington-backed attempt, through Rwanda and Uganda, to seize control of the enormous mineral-rich central African state.Rwanda Patriotic Front rule has stabilized the country to the extent that the United Nations recently announced Rwandan nationals living in other African states should return home. Zimbabwe, central to halting the takeover of the DRC nearly two decades ago, recently requested that Rwandans living in that Southern African nation return to their country.From Kenya and Rwanda to Angola and South Africa, parties continue to struggle to control state apparatuses amid dominance of regional economies by Western states.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this