Kenya: Is Kenya's Democracy in Danger?
Extending a 'hand of friendship' ... Read more »
South Africa: How Did Zuma Survive Yet Another No-Confidence Vote?
The South African parliament held a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma earlier this week, which he survived by 21 votes. It was the eighth time Zuma had faced a… Read more »
Nigeria: Nigerians Tell Absent Buhari - 'Resume or Resign'
Nigerian protesters in Lagos and Abuja are demanding President Muhammadu Buhari either resume his job as president or resign, after more than 90 days of absence. Read more »
Africa: Nearly 200 Refugees 'Thrown' Into Yemen Sea
More refugees and migrants have been "deliberately drowned" by human smugglers for the second time in 24 hours off the coast of Yemen, according to the United Nations migration… Read more »
Kenya: Why Are Elections So Bitterly Contested?
Millions of Kenyan voters are waiting for the outcome of Tuesday's closely contested election as the opposition supporters protested in pockets of the country. Read more »
Central African Republic: 30 Civilians, Including Red Cross Workers, Killed
Clashes between an armed group and a self-defence group in southeastern Central African Republic have left at least 30 civilians dead including six Red Cross volunteers who were… Read more »
Kenya: President Kenyatta Takes Early Lead Against Odinga
Kenya's president took an early lead as results from national polls rolled in on Wednesday, the election board said, but the opposition dismissed the numbers as "fake" and said… Read more »
Kenya: Police, Protesters Clash After Poll Fraud Claim
Police in Kenya have fired tear gas and shot at a group of chanting supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga after the presidential candidate claimed “massive”… Read more »
Kenya: Polls Close in Tightly Contested Elections
Polls have closed in Kenya and vote counting has begun in a tight election to pick a president and a new parliament. Read more »
South Africa: Jacob Zuma Survives No-Confidence Vote
The South African parliament has narrowly voted to keep President Jacob Zuma in office in a secret no-confidence motion against the scandal-plagued leader. Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Congo Security Forces Kill At Least 14 in Rebel Clashes
Congolese security forces killed at least 14 members of secessionist rebel group Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) on Monday during clashes in the capital Kinshasa and southwestern city of… Read more »
Kenya: Nation Set for Its First Social Media Election #KenyaDecides
Kenyans are heading to the polls on Tuesday to elect a president. Voters will also choose governors, members of parliament and senators. But Tuesday's election is different. It is… Read more »
Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta Hopes to Secure a Second Term
President Uhuru Kenyatta is running for a second shot at leading Kenya. Read more »
Kenya: Fourth Time Lucky? Raila Odinga Bids to Be President Again
The son of Kenya's first vice president is running for the presidency for the fourth - and most likely - last time. Read more »
Kenya: Elections and the Ethnicity Factor
A convoy of pick-up trucks wrapped in shiny touched-up photos of candidates and mounted with huge speakers drive slowly in front of Anne Wanjiru Kamau's food stall in Nairobi's… Read more »
Kenya: Opposition Leader Odinga Warns of Rigging Ahead of Kenya Election
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has warned against rigging the result of the general election, just two days before Kenyans cast their votes. Read more »
Nigeria: Several Dead in Nigeria Church Shooting
At least 12 people have been shot dead at a church in southeast Nigeria, with authorities suggesting the bloodshed was due to a local feud. Read more »
Rwanda: Paul Kagame Wins Presidential Poll By a Landslide
Rwanda's incumbent leader Paul Kagame has sealed a landslide victory in presidential elections, granting him a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power. Read more »
Ethiopia: Ethiopia Lifts State of Emergency Imposed in October
Ethiopia's government has lifted a state of emergency imposed in October after hundreds of people were killed in anti-government protests demanding wider political freedoms. Read more »
Kenya: Kenyatta, Odinga Campaign for Votes Ahead of Tight Race
Kenya's presidential candidates were attempting to win over voters on Saturday, the final day of campaigning before Tuesday's elections. Read more »
Mauritania: Mauritania Votes On Controversial Constitutional Reform
Mauritanians are voting on contentious constitutional changes sought by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz that some opposition legislators say could prompt slide towards… Read more »
East Africa: Kenya's Election - What Is At Stake for the Region?
On August 8, two political heavyweights will compete for power in a tightly fought presidential election in Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta, who came to power in 2013, is seeking a… Read more »
Africa: Do UN Peacekeepers Do More Harm Than Good?
UN peacekeepers are sent to some of the most war-ravaged countries on Earth, ostensibly to help them transition to peace. Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: More Than 250 People Killed in DR Kasai Region, Says UN
More than 250 people, including 62 children, were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo from mid-March to mid-June, UN human rights investigators said in a new report Read more »
Mauritania: Mauritanians to Vote On Controversial Constitutional Changes
Campaigning has ended in Mauritania, a day before voters head to the polls to decide on controversial constitutional reforms. Read more »
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