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Kenya Vote In Balance As Crisis Deepens After Odinga Quits

Kenya Vote In Balance As Crisis Deepens After Odinga Quits

Kenya lurched deeper into political crisis on Wednesday as a court ruling and a parliamentary vote appeared to ease Uhuru Kenyatta’s path to a second term as president, a day after his rival quit an election they were to contest. Kenyatta and Raila Odinga were due to face off in a repeat election on Oct. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ethiopian Opposition Politician Convicted Of Encouraging Terrorism

Ethiopian Opposition Politician Convicted Of Encouraging Terrorism

An Ethiopian court has convicted an opposition politician of encouraging terrorist acts after he criticised the government’s response to protests in Facebook posts. Rights group Amnesty International said the case of Yonatan Tesfaye, a former spokesperson for the opposition Semayawi Party who was arrested in 2015, was a miscarriage of justice. Yonatan was charged with […]

Concede Defeat! Opposition Party Tells President Mahama

Concede Defeat! Opposition Party Tells President Mahama

Ghana’s main opposition party claimed that it has a strong lead in the elections and has called on President John Mahama to concede defeat in comments dismissed as “treasonable” by the incumbent’s campaign team. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) said its candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, has won at least 52 per cent of the vote according […]

South Africa’s Opposition Files Complaint Against Zuma Over Corruption

South Africa’s Opposition Files Complaint Against Zuma Over Corruption

South Africa’s main opposition party filed a criminal complaint on Tuesday accusing President Jacob Zuma of corruption, after an anti-graft agency released a report listing allegations of influence peddling in his government. The report, titled “State of Capture”, stopped short of reaching conclusive findings against the president, some of his ministers and heads of state-owned […]