Kenya Election: Raila Odinga To Challenge Result In Court

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga says he will mount a legal challenge to the result of last week’s presidential election, which he claims was rigged. Mr Odinga, who was defeated by incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta, has accused the electoral authorities of fraud tantamount to “democracy’s slaughter”. But foreign observers described the election as free and fair. […]

I Was Poisoned And Almost Died – S/A President, Jacob Zuma Publicly Speaks of Attempts On His Hife

I Was Poisoned And Almost Died – S/A President, Jacob Zuma Publicly Speaks of Attempts On His Hife

South African President, Jacob Zuma on Sunday spoke publicly of attempts on his life, saying he was poisoned and almost died because of his stance on socio-economic transformation and land reform. In his words, ‘I was poisoned and almost died just because South Africa joined Brics (the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa business communities) under my leadership, […]

Kenya Opposition Decries ‘Stolen’ Vote

Kenya Opposition Decries ‘Stolen’ Vote

Kenya’s opposition has accused the government of “state terror” and vowed to overturn a “sham” result. Senior opposition official James Orengo said they would not go to court to achieve this. He urged people to stay calm and out of harm’s way. Mr Orengo alleged that about 100 people had been killed by the Kenyan […]

Calm Before The Kenyan Election Storm

Calm Before The Kenyan Election Storm

Kenya is holding its breath as the blaring speakers of the election campaign cars finally fall silent ahead of Tuesday’s vote. Ten years ago there was terrible post-election ethnic violence in the country, which nobody here wants to see repeated. But with opinion polls predicting a very close race between incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta and […]

Porn On ZANU-PF Website!

Porn On ZANU-PF Website!

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party had its website hacked and pirated movies and pornographic pictures posted on it, reports say. The hack on Tuesday appears to have gone undetected for some time, according to news and blogging website Techzim. Pirated animated movies like Despicable Me 3 and Cars 3 were loaded under the Zanu-PF […]

Kenyan Electronic Voting Head Killed

Kenyan Electronic Voting Head Killed

The man in charge of Kenya’s computerised voting system has been found dead just days before the 8 August elections. Chris Msando, an electoral commission IT manager, had gone missing on Friday. “There was no doubt he was tortured and murdered,” said the commission’s chairperson, Wafula Chebukati. Tension is high as the presidential election is […]

‘Dozens’ Killed In Nigeria Ambush

‘Dozens’ Killed In Nigeria Ambush

More than 40 people have died in north-east Nigeria during an attempt to free people who had been ambushed in a convoy by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, sources have told the BBC. At least five members of an oil exploration team were killed and soldiers also died. Army chiefs have now been ordered to […]

$750m of Congo Mining Revenue ‘Missing’

$750m of Congo Mining Revenue ‘Missing’

More than 20% of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mining revenue is being lost due to corruption and mismanagement, a campaign group says. According to a Global Witness report, the money is being distributed through corrupt networks linked to President Joseph Kabila. At least $750m (£580m) has gone missing over the past three years, it […]

Mini-skirt Ban For Uganda Civil Servants

Mini-skirt Ban For Uganda Civil Servants

Public servants in Uganda are facing a strict dress code after the government issued a circular warning them to “dress decently”. Female staff have been told not to show any cleavage, wear brightly coloured nails, braids or hair extensions, sleeveless or transparent blouses. Men must wear long-sleeved shirts, jackets and ties, while trousers should not […]

John Magufuli’s Pregnant Schoolgirl Ban Angers Tanzanian Women

John Magufuli’s Pregnant Schoolgirl Ban Angers Tanzanian Women

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been set up and a pan-African women’s organisation is mobilising to get the president to apologise and reverse his comments. Mr Magufuli warned schoolgirls at a rally on Monday […]

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