Africa East Africa World 

Kenyans await Supreme Court verdict on disputed presidential election

– – Kenyans are anxiously waiting for the country’s Supreme Court to deliver its verdict on Monday on a presidential election petition. The court will rule whether to uphold or nullify the result of last month’s presidential election. The ruling will be delivered by a seven-member panel chaired by a female Chief Justice Martha Koome. Opposition leader Raila Odinga who… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World 

Angola’s governing party extends long rule with election victory

– – Angola’s ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) is set to extend his long stay in power with this month’s election victory. The party was declared winner of last week’s national election by the electoral commission as it is set to stay in power beyond the nearly five decades since independence. With this latest win incumbent… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Kenya: Raila Odinga files legal challenge to election results

– – Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga on Monday filed a legal challenge to results of this month’s presidential election in the Supreme Court. He rejected the presidential election results announced last week by election officials. The country’s deputy President William Ruto was declared winner of the country’s presidential election held on August 9. Kenya’s top election official announced that William Ruto… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Kenya election officials set to announce final results

– – Kenyan election officials are set to announce the final results of the country’s presidential poll. Deputy President William Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga are neck and neck in results reported so far by media. Slow progress by the electoral commission in tallying last week Tuesday’s vote has sparked anxiety in the country as citizens await to know… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Kenyans vote for a new president in crucial election

– – When Mr Ruto who voted in the town of Eldoret in the Rift Valley has pledged to accept the election result. He told the BBC that “I think for the first time in the history of multiparty democracy in Kenya, all the candidates have undertaken that they will accept the outcome of the results.” Voters are also choosing… Read More
Africa East Africa Featured Rwanda World 

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame wants to stay in power for another 20 years

Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame has declared his intention to stay in power for another 20 years despite serving for two decades already. Mr Kagame came to power in 1994 after his rebel forces helped end a genocide that same year. He has since been praised by many for bringing enormous development to his country but his critics say he is… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe: Chaos at opposition party rally turns deadly

– – A chaotic scene at an opposition party rally in Kwekwe, central Zimbabwe, on Sunday turned deadly with reports of at least one death. Local media also reported of some 10 others sustaining injuries in skirmishes at an rally ground. The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) supporters were reportedly attacked by a group of men armed with spears, machetes,… Read More
Africa Libya North Africa World 

Libya: Presidential bid of Gaddafi’s son sparks controversy

– – The presidential bid of the son of former Libyan leader, Muamar Gaddafi has sparked controversy in the North African nation. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has announced he is running for president in next month’s elections. The election commission said on Sunday that Seif al-Islam completed “all the required legal conditions”. Seif al-Islam Gaddafi “submitted… his candidacy for the presidential… Read More
Africa Gambia West Africa World 

Gambia: Adama Barrow to face five others in presidential poll

– – Gambia’s President Adama Barrow is set to face five other candidates in next month’s presidential election due on December 4. It will be the first time Gambians will be voting for a president without ex-leader Yahya Jammeh contesting. The last time he contested, he refused to concede defeat after losing to current President Adama Barrow. Jammeh however was… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World Zambia 

Zambia: Lungu trails rival Hichilema, questions fairness of vote

– – Zambian President Edgar Lungu has questioned the fairness of Thursday’s presidential and general elections as he trails his rival, Hakainde Hichilema. On Saturday, results from 62 of 156 constituencies had been released by the Zambian Electoral Commission. The tally from those early results showed that opposition leader, Hichilema obtained 1,024,212 votes so far while incumbent President Edgar Lungu… Read More