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Law To Let Museveni Extend Rule Brought To Ugandan Parliament

Law To Let Museveni Extend Rule Brought To Ugandan Parliament

A law amending Uganda’s constitution to allow ageing leader Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule was introduced in parliament on Tuesday, at a session where nearly all its opponents were either barred or stayed away in protest. Museveni, 73, has ruled Uganda since 1986. He is as yet ineligible to seek re-election in the next […]

At Least Eight Killed in English-Speaking Cameroon Protests

At Least Eight Killed in English-Speaking Cameroon Protests

At least eight people were killed during protests in towns across western Cameroon on Sunday as residents of the mainly English-speaking regions defied a ban on public gatherings and demanded independence from the rest of the largely Francophone nation. The protests in the Southwest and Northwest regions have been called by a group known as […]

Kenya May Face Constitutional Crisis Over Election Impasse

Kenya May Face Constitutional Crisis Over Election Impasse

Kenya is lurching toward a constitutional crisis as a standoff deepens between the two presidential candidates over how to manage a rerun of last month’s botched election. Both sides have entrenched their positions: Raila Odinga’s opposition coalition has called mass protests starting Tuesday to demand the electoral commission is overhauled before the vote, while President […]

Kenyan Prosecutor Probes Vote Officials Over Botched Election

Kenyan Prosecutor Probes Vote Officials Over Botched Election

Kenya’s public prosecutor ordered an investigation into the country’s electoral authority over its handling of last month’s annulled presidential election. Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions investigators will seek to establish whether officials at the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission committed any crimes, according to a statement posted on its Twitter account on Saturday. […]

South African Minister Calls For ANC To Discipline Zuma

South African Minister Calls For ANC To Discipline Zuma

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress should discipline President Jacob Zuma for bringing the party into disrepute, housing minister and presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu said on Friday. Sisulu’s comments are the latest swipe taken at Zuma by former allies as the ANC fractures ahead of an elective conference in December where a new party leader […]

Kenyan President Says Supreme Court Election Ruling Was “Coup”

Kenyan President Says Supreme Court Election Ruling Was “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 his win in last month’s presidential election, his toughest rhetoric yet in the wake of the Aug. 8 vote. His remarks came on the same day that the election board announced the […]

Suu Kyi Says Myanmar Ready to Welcome Back Rohingya Refugees

Suu Kyi Says Myanmar Ready to Welcome Back Rohingya Refugees

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said her government was ready to welcome back Rohingya refugees who fled a crackdown by security forces over the past month. “We condemn all human rights violations and unlawful violence,” Suu Kyi said on Tuesday in a rare televised English-language address from the capital Naypyidaw. “We are committed to […]

McKinsey and KPMG Targeted in South Africa Graft Scandal

McKinsey and KPMG Targeted in South Africa Graft Scandal

After helping topple one of Britain’s best known public-relations companies, South African anti-corruption groups are now targeting U.S. consultancy McKinsey & Co. and auditing firm KPMG LLP for doing work for businesses tied to the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma’s son. The Guptas, originally from India and including brothers Atul, Rajesh and Ajay, moved […]

Zuma’s Fight to Avoid Trial Goes to South Africa’s Appeals Court

Zuma’s Fight to Avoid Trial Goes to South Africa’s Appeals Court

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal will consider a case Thursday that may determine whether President Jacob Zuma should stand trial on graft charges that were dropped by the prosecutors eight years ago. Prosecutors probed allegations that Zuma took 4.07 million rand ($310,000) in bribes from arms dealers and brought 783 charges of fraud, corruption […]

Opposition Stays Away As Kenyatta Warns Against ‘Destructive Division’

Opposition Stays Away As Kenyatta Warns Against ‘Destructive Division’

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta opened parliament on Tuesday by warning against divisive and destructive politics, while opposition lawmakers boycotted the legislature and rallied to demand the resignation of election officials. Kenya held parliamentary, presidential and local elections on Aug. 8, but the Supreme Court nullified the presidential results three weeks later, citing irregularities in the […]