Will Kenya Always Be the Country of the Future?

[ISS] Two cheers for democracy. That would probably be a fair verdict on last week’s general elections in Kenya. It was free-ish and fair-ish. Over 15 million Kenyans stood in lines, often long, to elect a president, senate, national assembly, governor…

[ISS] Two cheers for democracy. That would probably be a fair verdict on last week's general elections in Kenya. It was free-ish and fair-ish. Over 15 million Kenyans stood in lines, often long, to elect a president, senate, national assembly, governors and members of assemblies for 47 counties, and women's representatives.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Mass Burials After Devastating Mudslide

[Al Jazeera] Facing the threat of disease, people in Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, Freetown, in one of Africa’s worst flood disasters in living memory.

[Al Jazeera] Facing the threat of disease, people in Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, Freetown, in one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

South Africa Remembers Marikana Miners Killed By Police

[Al Jazeera] A memorial service has been held in South Africa on Wednesday to remember the victims of the Marikana massacre five years ago, in which 34 miners who were on strike were shot and killed by police.

[Al Jazeera] A memorial service has been held in South Africa on Wednesday to remember the victims of the Marikana massacre five years ago, in which 34 miners who were on strike were shot and killed by police.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Grittah’s Camp Revives Live Music in Lilongwe

[Nyasa Times] Entertainment pundits now have reasons to grin from cheek to cheek following the re-opening of Grittah’s Camp which many have described it as a live music mecca in the capital, Lilongwe.

[Nyasa Times] Entertainment pundits now have reasons to grin from cheek to cheek following the re-opening of Grittah's Camp which many have described it as a live music mecca in the capital, Lilongwe.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Simbas Team to Face Hong Kong Named

[Nation] Kabras Sugar lock George Nyambua will captain the Kenya Simbas side that will face Hong Kong on Sunday in the first of two international matches to be played at the RFUEA grounds.

[Nation] Kabras Sugar lock George Nyambua will captain the Kenya Simbas side that will face Hong Kong on Sunday in the first of two international matches to be played at the RFUEA grounds.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Coke Studio Africa Show Premières

[The Herald] The much-anticipated reality musical show programme dubbed “Coke Studio Africa 2017” featuring collaborations from different artistes across Africa premièred this week on ZBC TV.

[The Herald] The much-anticipated reality musical show programme dubbed "Coke Studio Africa 2017" featuring collaborations from different artistes across Africa premièred this week on ZBC TV.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Action Against KHRC and AfriCOG Suspended

[Nation] Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has directed the NGOs Coordination Board to suspend any actions against two organisations pending investigations.

[Nation] Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has directed the NGOs Coordination Board to suspend any actions against two organisations pending investigations.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya