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Kenyan opposition leader calls for protests on election day

Raila Odinga addresses his supporters at a past function Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga has called for a mass protest on the date of the repeat presidential election that he withdrew from earlier this month. Odinga’s NASA coalition has been holding weekly protests to push for reforms at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission […]

Kenya top election official resigns and flee to US amid death threats

Kenya top election official resigns and flee to US amid death threats

Roselyn Akombe, a senior member of Kenya’s electoral commission (IEBC) has resigned from her position and fled to the US amid death threats ahead of next week’s presidential election re-run. This comes a week after opposition leader Raila Odinga pulled out of the presidential election re-run after the Supreme Court annulled the result of the […]

Kenyan opposition leader calls for protests on election day

Ethiopia ‘deliberately blocking’ U.S. Congress resolution on human rights

An international rights group is accusing the Ethiopian government of literally blackmailing United States as Congress moves to heighten human rights and political reform calls on Addis Ababa. According to a statement released by Freedom House dated October 16, 2017 and titled “U.S. Congress Should Call Ethiopia’s Bluff,” Senior Program Officer for Africa, Joseph Badwaza, […]

Kenyan opposition leader calls for protests on election day

President Uhuru calls for national day of prayers ahead of repeat presidential vote

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for a national day of prayer ahead of his country’s repeat presidential election slated for October 26. “After consultations with religious leaders, I have reached this decision to call on all Kenyans to pray for their country in their mosques, temples and churches, culminating in a National Day of […]

Kenyan opposition leader calls for protests on election day

South African President, Jacob Zuma reshuffles his cabinet again!

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has reshuffled his Cabinet yet again. With the new portfolios, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has been fired and replaced by Ayanda Dlodlo, whose communications portfolio now goes to Mmamoloko Kubayi. In a surprise move, State Security Minister David Mahlobo has been given Kubayi’s energy portfolio. And […]

Kenyan opposition leader calls for protests on election day

Uganda’s life-president, Museveni endorses move to remove presidential age limit

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has for the first time openly backed a move by his ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) to scrap the presidential age limit ahead of the 2021 polls. The country’s upper age limit for presidential hopefuls currently stands at 75 years, meaning Museveni, now 73 years old, will […]

Kenyan opposition leader calls for protests on election day

George Weah and Joseph Boakai to face off in Liberia presidential runoff

Former football star Senator George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai are headed for a run-off as nearly all the results Liberia’s presidential elections have been declared. Weah is currently leading with 39% of votes followed by Boakai who is second place with 29% out of the over 90% of polling station results counted. The […]

Kenyan opposition leader calls for protests on election day

Kenya: Why did Raila Odinga withdraw from the election rerun?

In a surprising turn of events, Raila Odinga announced on October 10 that he was withdrawing from the scheduled October 26 rerun of the 2017 presidential election. In September, the Supreme Court of Kenya held, by a 4-2 majority, that the original August 8 election was invalid because it was not held to the standard […]

Kenyan opposition leader calls for protests on election day

‘former World Best Footballer, George Weah Wins Liberia Presidential Election’

Retired professional footballer turned politician, George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah, has reportedly won the Liberia Presidential election. The 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or winner, succeeds President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in a contest that completes the country’s first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years. He is the only African player to win […]

Kenyan opposition leader calls for protests on election day

Former Kenyan presidential candidate declared bankrupt

A Kenyan court on Monday declared a former presidential aspirant bankrupt after finding him unable to pay debts of around US$7 million, local Star newspaper reports. According to the court, Cyrus Jirongo – a contender in the nullified August 8 presidential poll –  was unable to pay the money he owed a Nairobi businessman. The […]

Kenyan opposition leader calls for protests on election day

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