The Rocky Road to Elections

[IRIN] New York -In a remarkable, if coincidental, series of events across Kenya last weekend, nine people were beheaded by suspected al-Shabab militants, the internal security minister suddenly died, the main opposition leader was hospitalised with fo…

[IRIN] New York -In a remarkable, if coincidental, series of events across Kenya last weekend, nine people were beheaded by suspected al-Shabab militants, the internal security minister suddenly died, the main opposition leader was hospitalised with food poisoning, and the president appeared to accuse the judiciary of trying to delay general elections scheduled to take place in less than a month.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

VP Boakai Picks His Presidential Running Mate

[The Capitol Times] Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, standard bearer of the ruling Unity Party, on yesterday at the party headquarter in Congo Town announced House Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay as his running mate in the pending elections. According to th…

[The Capitol Times] Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, standard bearer of the ruling Unity Party, on yesterday at the party headquarter in Congo Town announced House Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay as his running mate in the pending elections. According to the vice president the decision to announce his running has required deep reflection because the Unity Party needed to be sure that whoever emerges as vice president must be someone that firmly shares their vision to drive a new agenda in Liberia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Parliament Continues to Stall on the Two-Thirds Gender Rule

[The Conversation Africa] On March 30th this year, Kenya’s High Court found that the country’s Parliament had violated women’s right to equality, and freedom from discrimination.

[The Conversation Africa] On March 30th this year, Kenya's High Court found that the country's Parliament had violated women's right to equality, and freedom from discrimination.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Refugees – a Sore Point for Dos Santos and Kabila

[Maka] More than 30,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are housed in two temporary reception camps, Kakanda and Mussunga, in Lunda-Norte province.

[Maka] More than 30,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are housed in two temporary reception camps, Kakanda and Mussunga, in Lunda-Norte province.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Chunga Names Cosafa Under-17 Squad

[The Herald] Zimbabwe Under-17 coach Moses “Bambo” Chunga has released a 30-member squad expected to go into camp today to begin preparations for the COSAFA Under-20 tournament which gets underway in Mauritius from July 21 to 30.

[The Herald] Zimbabwe Under-17 coach Moses "Bambo" Chunga has released a 30-member squad expected to go into camp today to begin preparations for the COSAFA Under-20 tournament which gets underway in Mauritius from July 21 to 30.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe