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Monthly Archives: September, 2017

Kenyan chief prosecutor orders inquiry into electoral commission

Kenya's chief prosecutor has ordered an investigation into the electoral commission over possible misconduct in last month's annulled vote. The Supreme Court annulled the result of the 8 August poll after finding irregularities and declaring it "neither transparent or verifiable". The...

Togo braces for fresh nationwide protests

Togo on Thursday was bracing for another round of demonstrations in its seaside capital and other cities called by opposition groups intent on ending the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty. On Wednesday, thousands...

Uhuru Kenyatta calls Supreme Court election ruling a ‘coup’

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday the country’s Supreme Court staged a “coup” against the will of the people when it annulled last month’s presidential election that he won. “A coup in Kenya has just been done by the...

Filipe Nyusi gets party endorsement for 2019 Mozambique election

The Political Commission of the ruling party in Mozambique, Frelimo, has elected the current president of the country Filipe Nyusi to be the candidate for the next presidential election in 2019. According to the resolution approved by Frelimo's committee, the...

Kenya, Ethiopia could overtake Nigeria, S. Africa in attracting investment

A report released by a global risk consultancy, Control Risks, on Thursday show that Kenya and Ethiopia might soon outshine Africa's economic giants, Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt in the competition for investment. The report Africa Risk-Reward Index, developed by...

EU says spot checks show confusion, not conspiracy in Kenya election

Observers found some technical problems but no evidence of vote-rigging in Kenya’s presidential election last month, the European Union said on Thursday, based on random checks of tallies from polling stations. The finding was announced as Kenya gears up for...

How Buhari top official got tangled in Nigerian aid scandal

When millions of people in northeast Nigeria faced hunger and attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in March 2016, the government acted: it decided to spend $1.4 million cutting down weeds around the village of Wachakal in order...

Libya gets support for planned election

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson say they are committed to restoring a functioning government in Libya. Speaking in London, Mr Tillerson said he did not want Libya to become a place where the...

3 more cars torched in South African taxi war

A violent feud between South African meter taxi drivers and ride-hailing services Uber and Taxify escalated with another three vehicles torched using petrol bombs, police said on Thursday. Drivers for Uber and Estonian start-up Taxify operating in Johannesburg and...

IOC names Paris, Los Angeles hosts of 2024, 2028 Olympics

Paris was awarded the 2024 summer Olympics and Los Angeles the 2028 Games on Wednesday, as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) broke with decades of tradition to vote on a unique double allocation. Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics,...
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HRW says Cameroon soldiers raped women in revenge raid

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian...

Eight found dead in Liberia flat after a night party

A young lady celebrating her graduation from the university and seven others were found dead in an apartment in...

Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures"...
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