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Third presidential poll unlikely in Kenya

NAIROBI – ANALYSTS have dismissed the likelihood of a third presidential election this year in Kenya following a disputed outcome last week. Incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta was announced the winner of the rescheduled poll last week with 98 percent of the vote after rival Raila Odinga boycotted demanding the dissolution of the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission […]

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Zim police condemn violence at funerals after musician Jah Prayzah attacked

HARARE, November 2 ‑ The Zimbabwe Republic Police has condemned “unruly conduct” by mourners at funerals after high-riding contemporary musician Mukudzei Mukombe, popularly known as Jah Prayzah, was attacked at a funeral on Tuesday. In a statement issued late Wednesday, police press and public relations officer Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said the force was concerned with violence […]

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Kenyan university lecturers launch strike

Kenyan lecturers in public universities have launched a strike to protest against what they call the government’s continued failure to implement a march deal to boost salaries and housing allowances, Reuters reported Wednesday.     This strike further pressures Nairobi as it deals with the aftermath of the tumultuous elections, and a strike by nurses […]

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Zimbabwe Chiefs ordered to campaign for Mugabe

HARARE, November 1 – Rights are concerned next year’s elections in Zimbabwe will be credible after chiefs were ordered to campaign for President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party. Fortune Charumbira, the President of the Chief’s Council, ordered the traditional leaders to ensure their subjects also endorsed Mugabe (93), claiming the veteran leader recognised and […]

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US renews State of Emergency on Sudan

JOHANNESBURG– US President Donald Trump has renewed the State of Emergency on Sudan, citing an executive order by President Bush in 2006 imposing sanctions on the country, the Sudan Tribune reports.     The State of Emergency on Sudan was declared for the first time on November 3, 1997, allowing former President Bill Clinton to […]

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Liberia’s Supreme Court halts presidential run-off over fraud allegations

MONROVIA, November 1 – Liberia’s Supreme Court has stayed next week’s presidential run-off election until it considers a challenge to first round results by a losing candidate who has alleged fraud. Third-place finisher Charles Brumskine’s Liberty Party challenged the results of last month’s vote, which set up a November 7 run-off between former soccer star […]