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Kenya opposition says electoral officials’ lives threatened

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 8 — The lives of some top officials with Kenya’s electoral commission are under “serious threat” from the government ahead of the new presidential election next month, opposition leader Raila Odinga claimed Friday. Odinga, who successfully challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in court, told reporters that some commission officials have received “very […]

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Chamber of Mines says it has lost confidence in Zwane’s leadership

JOHANNESBURG, September 8 – The Chamber of Mines on Friday said that its members have lost confidence in the Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, and his leadership, saying that the department’s failures have had material costs in the industry. The Chamber’s chief executive, Roger Baxter, said that key governance and policy challenges in South […]

Africa In The News South Africa

Mugabe responds to Mantashe’s “stupid” reaction

HARARE, September 7 ‑ Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Thursday said African National Congress secretary-general Gwede Mantashe “stupidly” reacted to a remark he made about South Africa. While addressing captains of industry at State House in Harare, Mugabe said South Africa, was “economically un-free”, adding that he did not envy the neighbouring country. “We didn’t […]