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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 […]

Making Power Uncomfortable In Nigeria

The continuing mystery of President Buhari’s illness and the handling of the saga by his aides is more evidence that Nigeria’s political system works almost independently of the individual nominally in charge. If we had a responsive and functional political system in Nigeria, the independence of the system from political actors would be a good […]

Osinbajo’s Vision And The Climate Of Fear

Osinbajo’s Vision And The Climate Of Fear

“Where have you been?” “I have been around” “I was just wondering why you have not said anything since the Acting President proclaimed that those of you who are asking for the restructuring of Nigeria are a bunch of government appointment seekers.” “So?” “Yes, so?” “Well, if you must know, I actually think that the […]

Jittery Kenyans Vote In Odinga’s Last Bid For Presidency

Jittery Kenyans Vote In Odinga’s Last Bid For Presidency

Millions of people go to the polls in Kenya on Tuesday amid fears that the latest electoral clash between its foremost political dynasties could once again descend into violence. President Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, the businessman son of Kenya’s first president, is running for the second time against arch rival Raila Odinga, a 72-year-old former political […]

Mozambique President Meets With Opposition Leader Ahead of Vote

Mozambique President Meets With Opposition Leader Ahead of Vote

Mozambique’s president, Filipe Nyusi, met with the leader of the main opposition party, Afonso Dhlakama, in the Gorongosa forest where Dhlakama has been in hiding. “The two leaders discussed and agreed on the next steps in the peace process, which they hope to be completed by the end of the year,” according to a press statement […]

Rwanda’s Kagame Wins Third Presidential Term By A Landslide

Rwanda’s Kagame Wins Third Presidential Term By A Landslide

Incumbent leader Paul Kagame swept to a landslide victory in Rwanda’s presidential election, securing a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power, final results showed on Saturday. Kagame has won international praise for presiding over a peaceful and rapid economic recovery in Rwanda since the 1994 genocide, when an estimated 800,000 […]

Women Candidates Face Curses And Worse In Kenyan Elections

Women Candidates Face Curses And Worse In Kenyan Elections

Since entering politics, Kenyan lawmaker Sarah Korere has been insulted, shot at, slapped by a colleague and cursed by tribal elders – but she’s still trying to take a man’s parliamentary seat in one of Kenya’s most violent regions. Korere’s experiences are symptomatic of a wider hate campaign against female candidates in Kenyan politics, women […]

Rwandans Vote in Poll That Looks Certain to Extend Kagames Rule

Rwandans Vote in Poll That Looks Certain to Extend Kagames Rule

Rwandans began voting Friday in a presidential election that’s all but certain to extend Paul Kagame’s 17-year rule of the East African nation. Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 3 p.m., with about 6.8 million people in the country of 12 million registered to vote. Electoral officials say the winner will […]

Ruling Party Can Win Only By Rigging Vote – Raila Odinga

Ruling Party Can Win Only By Rigging Vote – Raila Odinga

Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga said the ruling party cannot win next week’s national elections unless it rigs the result. “There is no other way that Jubilee can win elections other than through rigging and they know it – that is why they are making all the efforts,” he told Reuters as he left an […]

The Last Thing Kenya’s Economy Needs Is a Chaotic Election

The Last Thing Kenya’s Economy Needs Is a Chaotic Election

For Ike Ochiango, who sells long-life milk to informal traders in Nairobi’s sprawling Kibera slum, Kenya’s Aug. 8 presidential election is bad for business. “People are not buying,” says the 26-year-old, as he takes a break from pulling his makeshift handcart laden with cartons along a rutted dirt road in the traffic-choked capital. “They are […]

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