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Kenya Will Hold Rerun of Presidential Election on Oct. 17

Kenya Will Hold Rerun of Presidential Election on Oct. 17

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga will face each other in a new presidential election on Oct. 17, the electoral commission said, after the Supreme Court annulled last month’s vote. Kenyatta and Odinga and their running mates will be the only candidates for the poll, the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission […]

Kenya Opposition Leader Odinga Says He Will Not Share Power

Kenya Opposition Leader Odinga Says He Will Not Share Power

  Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Sunday that his coalition will not share power, two days after the Supreme Court annulled last month’s presidential election and ordered a new poll within 60 days. The court ruled on Friday that the election board had committed irregularities that rendered the Aug. 8 vote invalid, and […]

President Buhari Chairs First Cabinet Meeting Since Return From Medical Leave

President Buhari Chairs First Cabinet Meeting Since Return From Medical Leave

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday chaired his first cabinet meeting since returning from sick leave in Britain this month. Buhari returned to Nigeria on Aug. 19 after more than three months in London for treatment for an undisclosed ailment. Last week he cancelled a cabinet meeting, raising concerns that the president, criticised for inertia […]

Sudan President Pardons, Frees Rights Activist – Family

Sudan President Pardons, Frees Rights Activist – Family

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has pardoned and released a prominent human rights activists who had been jailed since last year on spying and other charges, his family said. The release of Mudawi Ibrahim Adam came after a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump’s aid administrator to Sudan and before an October deadline when the administration […]

UN Moves To Protect South Sudan Civilians After Years Of Criticism

UN Moves To Protect South Sudan Civilians After Years Of Criticism

United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan are moving more aggressively to protect civilians caught in the country’s four-year civil war, after years of criticism for failures that led to the sacking of the mission’s military chief last year. This year, the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has rescued aid workers and U.N. staff during […]

Explain Your Results, Beaten Angola Party Head Tells Electoral Commission

Explain Your Results, Beaten Angola Party Head Tells Electoral Commission

The leader of Angola’s main opposition party called on the country’s electoral commission on Saturday to explain how it compiled provisional election results giving the ruling MPLA party a landslide victory. Isaias Samakuva said his UNITA party, which has rejected the published results of Wednesday’s national ballot, was conducting a parallel count using polling station […]

Angola’s Opposition Unita Party Rejects Partial Election Result

Angola’s Opposition Unita Party Rejects Partial Election Result

Angola’s main opposition party, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, or Unita, said on Saturday that provisional results that gave the ruling party a majority of the votes in an election earlier this week weren’t valid. “The country doesn’t yet have valid electoral results,” Isaias Samakuva, the leader of Unita, said at […]

Angolan Election That Will Bring About The First Leadership In Four Decades

Angolan Election That Will Bring About The First Leadership In Four Decades

Voting ended in a landmark Angolan election that will bring about the first leadership change in almost four decades for Africa’s second-biggest oil producer. “D-day has arrived,” Domingos Francisco said Wednesday as he stood in line behind dozens of voters outside a blue tent that served as a polling station in the Rangel neighborhood in […]

President Buhari Vows to Intensify War on Militants

President Buhari Vows to Intensify War on Militants

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to step up the fight against the Islamist militants and proponents of secession in his first speech after returning from three months of sick leave in London. Nigeria’s national unity is “not negotiable,” Buhari, 74, said Monday in a nationally televised address. “Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed […]

Zimbabwe Seeks Immunity In South Africa For Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe Seeks Immunity In South Africa For Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s government has requested diplomatic immunity in South Africa for President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace Mugabe after a charge of assault was laid against her. “Mrs. Mugabe’s legal team has asked for diplomatic immunity and the request is under consideration,” Clayson Monyela, spokesman for South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation, said by phone […]