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Kenyatta: Elections must be held this week
Africa

Kenyatta: Elections must be held this week

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said re-runs for the presidential polls must be held on Thursday, notwithstanding doubts that elections will not be credible. Kenya’s electoral commission annulled the election results that handed Kenyatta a win over his rival, Raila Odinga over irregularities. The judgment was a first on the continent, […]

Rwanda: Kagame critic denied bail
Africa

Rwanda: Kagame critic denied bail

Diane Rwigara, an opponent of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has been denied bail by a court in the capital, Kigali. Rwigara made an attempt to run against Kagame in August, in a poll that saw the longtime ruler winning 99 percent of the votes. Rwigara was disqualified by the electoral […]

Gambia denies urging Togo’s Gnassingbe to step aside
Africa

Gambia denies urging Togo’s Gnassingbe to step aside

Gambia’s Foreign Minister Ousainou Darboe has denied asking Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe to resign amid opposition protest for the longstanding ruler to step aside. Darboe said he was dismayed by the Reuters publication, in which he reportedly called for the resignation of Mr. Gnassingbe. According to Mr. Darboe, the views […]

Uganda: Opposition protesters arrested
Africa

Uganda: Opposition protesters arrested

The police in Uganda have arrested a Member of Parliament and at least 10 others for protesting against a new bid by the country’s long-serving ruler, Yoweri Museveni to clinch on to power. Lawmakers Mr. Museveni have planned to make a change in the East African nation’s constitution that would […]