Kenya court rules IEBC must allow another candidate in poll re-run

Kenya court rules IEBC must allow another candidate in poll re-run

A Kenyan High Court has ruled that the election board should include another candidate in presidential poll re-run ordered by the Supreme Court. Ekuru Aukot, polled less than 1 percent in presidential elections held in August but Justice John Mativo...
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Sirleaf entreats Liberians not to vote on party, ethnic, religious or tribal lines

Sirleaf entreats Liberians not to vote on party, ethnic, religious or tribal lines

Outgoing Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on Liberians to vote for the one they believe will make the country a better place and not to vote on party, ethnic, religious or tribal lines. She said in a national...
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Kenyan opposition launch second protest against EC, police fire teargas

Kenyan opposition launch second protest against EC, police fire teargas

Kenyan police fired teargas at hundreds of opposition supporters in the capital Nairobi calling for the sack of some electoral commission officials. The demonstration is part of the weekly protests in several cities scheduled by the National Super Alliance (NA...
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Protests after assassination of Mozambique mayor on ‘Day of Peace

Protests after assassination of Mozambique mayor on ‘Day of Peace

Residents in Mozambique’s northeastern city of Nampula engaged in protests over the assassination of their mayor, Mahumudo Amurane. According to reports, the mayor was shot dead on Wednesday October 4, 2017, in front of his house. Amurane, a known anti-corru...
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West African bloc ECOWAS tipped for Nobel Prize for Gambia’s Jammeh ouster NEWS

West African bloc ECOWAS tipped for Nobel Prize for Gambia’s Jammeh ouster NEWS

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has been tipped to be in the running for the 2017 Nobel peace prize for the role it played in the ouster of longtime Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh. The Nobel nomination process...
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DRC violence pushes thousands into Zambia

DRC violence pushes thousands into Zambia

by AFP GENEVA: Several thousand people have fled to Zambia in the past month to escape violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said on Tuesday. The UN refugee agency said 3 360 people from DRC’s conflict-wracked southeast had...
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Teargas fired as Kenyan opposition protesters demand sack of EC officials

Teargas fired as Kenyan opposition protesters demand sack of EC officials

Hundreds of Kenya’s National Super Alliance (NASA) party supporters were dispersed by riot police with tear gas Monday morning as they marched in protest calling for the sack of some electoral commission officials. They want the Independent Electoral and Bou...
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Ethiopia enjoying positive investor sentiments but reforms needed – IMF

Ethiopia enjoying positive investor sentiments but reforms needed – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised Ethiopia’s economic strides for the year 2016/2017 but has also urged that reforms be undertaken to improve the business climate. In a release issued after its staff visited the East African economic powerhou...
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U.S. concerned over Uganda’s age limit debate chaos

U.S. concerned over Uganda’s age limit debate chaos

  The United States says it is concerned about political developments in Uganda where there is a lot of tension due to a parliamentary motion seeking to scrap presidential age limits. Members of Parliament (MPs) fought for two successive days...
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‘It’s time for generational change’: Liberia’s Sirleaf tells longtime African leaders

‘It’s time for generational change’: Liberia’s Sirleaf tells longtime African leaders

uLiberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on African leaders holding on to power to make way for young leaders and practice democracy by example. She told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview after the 72nd United Nations General Assembly...
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