Kenya’s Deepening Election and Political Crisis

[This is Africa] Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya has been the scene of protests following the withdrawal of main opposition candidate Raila Odinga from the presidential election set for October 26, 2017. The political crisis has further deepened aft…

[This is Africa] Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya has been the scene of protests following the withdrawal of main opposition candidate Raila Odinga from the presidential election set for October 26, 2017. The political crisis has further deepened after parliament passed an amendment to the electoral law saying if one candidate withdraws from a re-run, the other automatically wins. Kenya faces a precarious future following the recent political developments.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Parliament Fires Security Head On ‘Trumped Up’ Charges

[Notes from the House] Parliament on Tuesday fired its head of protection services, Zelda Holtzman, on “trumped up” charges following her exposure of the abuse of power by the secretary of Parliament.

[Notes from the House] Parliament on Tuesday fired its head of protection services, Zelda Holtzman, on "trumped up" charges following her exposure of the abuse of power by the secretary of Parliament.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Progress On Voter Registration But Challenges On Election Timeline – UN Envoy

[UN News] The notion that elections would most probably not be held before the end of 2017 has regrettably led to the re-emergence of a climate of political uncertainty and tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a United Nations envoy …

[UN News] The notion that elections would most probably not be held before the end of 2017 has regrettably led to the re-emergence of a climate of political uncertainty and tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a United Nations envoy for that country told the Security Council today.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

‘No One Owns Ruling Party,’ War Veterans Remind Mugabe

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe’s ex-freedom fighters have reportedly described President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace as being “misguided”, following attacks on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's ex-freedom fighters have reportedly described President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace as being "misguided", following attacks on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Zimre Holdings Limited Halts Assets Disposal Talks

[The Herald] Zimre Holdings Limited (ZHL) has terminated negotiations for the disposal of certain assets held by the company as the operating environment has increasingly become unstable. In a notice to shareholders, ZHL Company Secretary, Lovemore Mad…

[The Herald] Zimre Holdings Limited (ZHL) has terminated negotiations for the disposal of certain assets held by the company as the operating environment has increasingly become unstable. In a notice to shareholders, ZHL Company Secretary, Lovemore Madzinga said negotiations over the disposal of certain assets (widely believed to be its 30 percent stake in NicozDiamond) referred to in the cautionary statement first published on August 16, 2017, have been curtailed by ongoing market developments.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Teen Up for Rape

[The Herald] An 18-year-old Harare boy appeared in court yesterday for allegedly raping a 23-year-old woman in Cranborne, Harare. Harare magistrate Ms Josephine Sande remanded Simbarashe Mukunyadze in custody to November 24. The prosecutor Ms Linda Gad…

[The Herald] An 18-year-old Harare boy appeared in court yesterday for allegedly raping a 23-year-old woman in Cranborne, Harare. Harare magistrate Ms Josephine Sande remanded Simbarashe Mukunyadze in custody to November 24. The prosecutor Ms Linda Gadzikwa alleged that on July 27 this year, the complainant disembarked from a commuter omnibus during the night and saw a man walking ahead of her.It is alleged that when she was about to pass him, Mukunyadze greeted her and suddenly grabbed her jacket from behind with his

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Pensions Commission Descend On Delinquent Insurers

[The Herald] The Insurance and Pensions Commission has threatened to take punitive action against life insurance companies that have not complied with the industry regulator’s prescribed minimum investment thresholds in certain asset classes. This come…

[The Herald] The Insurance and Pensions Commission has threatened to take punitive action against life insurance companies that have not complied with the industry regulator's prescribed minimum investment thresholds in certain asset classes. This comes as IPEC, in its second quarter report for 2017, said four life companies, including Econet Life and Zimnat Life, were yet to comply with prescribed asset ratio of 7,5 percent. The regulator also said two re-insurance companies namely Grand Re and Zep Re, were not fully

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Beauty Pegeant Search Underway

[Nyasa Times] Regional editions of Miss Malawi come to a close weekend at Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre where girls will battle to represent the Southern Region in the national finals after successful scouting missions in the Central and Northern reg…

[Nyasa Times] Regional editions of Miss Malawi come to a close weekend at Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre where girls will battle to represent the Southern Region in the national finals after successful scouting missions in the Central and Northern regions, organisers have said.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Chiyangwa in Cairo

[The Herald] ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa was in Cairo, Egypt, yesterday for a maiden and yet crucial meeting of the African Cup of Nations organising committee that has stepped up its act ahead of the 2019 tournament scheduled for Cameroon. Chiyang…

[The Herald] ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa was in Cairo, Egypt, yesterday for a maiden and yet crucial meeting of the African Cup of Nations organising committee that has stepped up its act ahead of the 2019 tournament scheduled for Cameroon. Chiyangwa, who is also the COSAFA president, is one of the two vice presidents of the influential committee headed by Nigeria's Amaju Pinnick. The ZIFA boss confirmed the committee has resolved to engage a group of professional consultants, who will tour Cameroon to assess the W

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Angola – Head of State Works in Huambo Province

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, on Wednesday morning left for the central Huambo Province, where he is to officially open the 2017/2018 National Agricultural Campaign, a ceremony that is to take place in Cachiungo Municipality.

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, on Wednesday morning left for the central Huambo Province, where he is to officially open the 2017/2018 National Agricultural Campaign, a ceremony that is to take place in Cachiungo Municipality.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola