Elections 2020: United States

On Tuesday, November 3 2020, US voters head to poll stations across the country to submit their decisions on their President, Vice-President and a range of candidates and issues. On this page, we provide information to help readers understand the process.Every four years, in early November, most of the...

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Johnson Is UK Premier

The Conservative party has elected Boris Johnson as its leader, and thus he will become PM of the United Kingdom, moving into 10 Downing Street this week. ISSUES • Governance, Election, Parliament PLACE • London, United Kingdom DATE • July 23, 2019 ORGANIZATION • Parliament of the United Kingdom ISSUES •...

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After the Vote: Brexit

We provide updates on progress and setbacks concerning the planned withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. On June 23, 2016 citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) voted on whether to have the UK leave the European Union. The result: just under 52% voted for leaving. Soon...

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Elections 2019: Nigeria

In February 2019, Nigerian voters head to polling units across the country to elect from a range of candidates: President and National Assembly, with the latter comprising the Senate and the House of Representatives. On this page, we provide information to help readers understand the process.Provided via the link...

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French Govt Defeat Motion

A no-confidence motion against the government of Édouard Philippe and Emmanuel Macron was defeated in France’s National Assembly. PARIS, FRANCE — In part due to the immediate political climate fostered by les gilets jaunes (translated as “yellow jackets”) protesting recent fiscal and societal reforms, the far-left opposition of the...

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Funeral: George HW Bush

World dignitaries, family, and friends gather at National Cathedral for the state funeral of former President George HW Bush. WASHINGTON, DC — Today, an important part of the state funeral ceremonies for former United States President George HW Bush is being held at the National Cathedral in Washinton DC....

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Ingenuity Festival

The Smithsonian showcases recipients of its Ingenuity Awards with events open to the public held throughout its National Museums Centers.  Genre: Festivals. Venue: Washington, DC, USA. Dates: November 29 — December 6, 2018. Sponsors: National Museum of African-American History and Culture as well as a number of other National Smithsonian...

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Elections 2018: United States

On Tuesday, November 6 2018, US voters head to poll stations across the country to submit their decisions on a range of candidates and issues, except their President. On this page, we provide information to help readers understand the process.Provided via the link is a listing of state government...

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Winnie Mandela Passes

Woman with Purple Headscarf Looking Out Majestically

The former wife of Nelson Mandela, and a well-known activist in her own right, passed from illness today. ISSUES • Transition, Activism PLACE • Johanessburg, South Africa DATE • April 2, 2018 BODY • Family of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ISSUES • Transition, Activism PLACE • Johanessburg, South Africa DATE • April...

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