Kenya govt declares Odinga’s resistance movement a criminal group

Kenya govt declares Odinga’s resistance movement a criminal group

The Kenyan government has declared the main opposition National Super Alliance’s offshoot, National Resistance Movement (NRM) as an illegal entity. According to a special gazette notice issued today under the Prevention of organized Crimes Act, the government declared as follows:...
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Fake WhatsApp affects millions of users

Fake WhatsApp affects millions of users

CAPE TOWN – Around 1 million users have downloaded a fake version of WhatsApp which appeared on Google Play. Reddit’s forum users noticed that it was a hoax. Users who didn’t notice this and downloaded the fake app ended up...
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South Africa’s Ramaphosa picks female deputy in ANC race: media

South Africa’s Ramaphosa picks female deputy in ANC race: media

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, a leading contender to become head of the ruling ANC in December, has named science and technology minister Naledi Pandor as his running mate, local media reported on Sunday. The race to replace President...
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Al Shabaab executes four men accused of spying for Somalia, Ethiopia

Al Shabaab executes four men accused of spying for Somalia, Ethiopia

Somalia’s Islamist al Shabaab insurgency shot four men accused of spying on Monday in a public execution which underscored the insurgents’ control of swathes of the country’s southern region even as the government girds up for an offensive against them.....
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Zambians mock mayor of capital Lusaka for sleeping in public

Zambians mock mayor of capital Lusaka for sleeping in public

Zambia Mayor of the Zambian capital, Lusaka, has become the butt of social media trolls after he was photographed sleeping in public. The photo which showed Wilson Kalumba, 53, in what was a deep sleep went viral on Zambia’s social...
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Senior election official flees Kenya, says fresh polls cannot be credible

Senior election official flees Kenya, says fresh polls cannot be credible

KENYA A senior Kenyan election official resigned from her job a week before a repeat presidential election, saying the election board was under siege and could not hold a credible election. Roselyn Akombe, an election board commissioner, or member of...
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Brandy chases whisky in South African spirit wars

Brandy chases whisky in South African spirit wars

with REUTERS These are the orders ringing out in bars across South Africa as thrifty consumers switch from imported, big-brand whisky to various types of locally produced brandy to quench their thirst. The trend, fuelled by a stagnant economy that...
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Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters: Rights groups

Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters: Rights groups

by Associated Press NAIROBI: Kenya police shot dead a street vendor as opposition supporters held demonstrations calling for electoral reform, a senior police official said Monday, while human rights groups said police had killed dozens of people who protested...
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Trump campaign faces subpoena in assault lawsuit

Trump campaign faces subpoena in assault lawsuit

by Associated Press NEW YORK: President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has been subpoenaed for records related to past sexual assault allegations against Trump — charges the president on Monday dismissed as “made-up stuff.” Lawyers for Summer Zer...
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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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