Kenya’s Top Judge Hits Back At ‘Threats’

Kenya’s Top Judge Hits Back At ‘Threats’

Threats against Kenya’s judiciary are increasing after a Supreme Court ruling to invalidate President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in last month’s election, the chief justice says. The “savage” demonstrations were “intended to intimidate the judiciary”, David Maraga said in a statement. It comes as riot police fired tear gas at supporters of Mr Kenyatta amid protests […]

Technology ‘Won’t Be Ready For Kenya Election Re-Run’

We reported earlier that Kenya’s electoral body is considering a request to extend the 17 October deadline set for a re-run of the nullified election. Reuters news agency has since seen a letter from the French firm that supplied the electronic system used for the vote. It tells the electoral commission that the two electronic […]

Tunisian Women Free To Marry Non-Muslims

Tunisian Women Free To Marry Non-Muslims

Tunisia has overturned a law that banned women from marrying non-Muslims. A spokeswoman for President Beji Caid Essebsi made the announcement and congratulated women on gaining “the freedom to choose one’s spouse”. Until now, a non-Muslim man who wished to marry a Tunisian woman had to convert to Islam and submit a certificate of his […]

Togo To Discuss Presidential Term Limit

Togo To Discuss Presidential Term Limit

In Togo a bill to reduce the number of presidential terms is being examined in parliament today. The bill includes a two-term limit for the president and a two-round voting system. But opposition leaders have expressed some concerns. Some fear the bill could be drafted in a way that allows President Faure Gnassingbe to run […]

Mauritania MP Resigns Over Money Laundering Accusation

Mauritania MP Resigns Over Money Laundering Accusation

Mauritian Justice Minister Ravi Yerrigadoo has resigned over allegations he used his ministerial position to facilitate money laundering. He is accused of playing a role in allowing money to go from online gambling site Bet365 to bank accounts in Switzerland and Dubai. Mr Yerrigadoo resigned after the press published documents given to the Supreme Court. […]

Corrupt Road Contracts

Chishimba Kambwili’s call for a forensic audit of Zambia’s road construction projects deserves the support of all. But it won’t happen under Edgar Lungu’s rule because this is not a government that wants transparency and accountability. Kambwili says Edgar must resign on moral grounds for launching the US$1.2 billion Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway project which he […]

UN: Suu Kyi Has ‘Last Chance’ On Rohingya

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has “a last chance” to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad, the UN head has said. Antonio Guterres told the BBC unless she acted now, “the tragedy will be absolutely horrible”. The UN has warned […]

Parsons Green: Second Arrest Over Tube Bombing

A second man has been arrested in connection with Friday’s attack on a London Tube train, police said. The 21-year-old man was arrested in Hounslow, west London, on Saturday night on suspicion of a terror offence and is in custody in south London. An 18-year-old man is also being held on suspicion of a terror […]