Can Military Be Part of the Solution

[Democracy Works] August 30, 2017 marked exactly three years since the failure of an attempted coup in Lesotho on 30 August, 2014. Whether this was a coup in the traditional sense was the subject of much debate in the media, indeed some laughing it off…

[Democracy Works] August 30, 2017 marked exactly three years since the failure of an attempted coup in Lesotho on 30 August, 2014. Whether this was a coup in the traditional sense was the subject of much debate in the media, indeed some laughing it off as a damp squib.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Election Chair Says He Won’t Resign, Open to Probe

[East African] The chairperson of Kenya’s electoral commission, Wafula Chebukati, has absolved himself from any responsibility in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to annul the presidential election result.

[East African] The chairperson of Kenya's electoral commission, Wafula Chebukati, has absolved himself from any responsibility in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to annul the presidential election result.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Will Kenya’s Court Ruling On Poll Results Set Precedent in Region?

[East African] The nullification of Kenya’s presidential election is unprecedented in Africa and legal experts say it may have a significant bearing on presidential election petitions in the region and Africa.

[East African] The nullification of Kenya's presidential election is unprecedented in Africa and legal experts say it may have a significant bearing on presidential election petitions in the region and Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Khupe Boycotts Opposition Alliance Launch

[New Zimbabwe] The MDC-T could yet again split amid revelations the party’s Vice President Thokozani Khupe, will not attend Saturday’s MDC Alliance rally at White City stadium in Bulawayo.

[New Zimbabwe] The MDC-T could yet again split amid revelations the party's Vice President Thokozani Khupe, will not attend Saturday's MDC Alliance rally at White City stadium in Bulawayo.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Nation Looks for Mugabe’s Successor After a Surreal Month

[New Zimbabwe] Before she landed herself in hot diplomatic water by allegedly attacking a South African model with a power cord, Zimbabwe’s notoriously ill-tempered first lady, Grace Mugabe, joined the clamour for her aged husband Robert to name a succ…

[New Zimbabwe] Before she landed herself in hot diplomatic water by allegedly attacking a South African model with a power cord, Zimbabwe's notoriously ill-tempered first lady, Grace Mugabe, joined the clamour for her aged husband Robert to name a successor. Curiously, she also called for a female vice president, stirring up rumours that she's positioning herself for a presidential bid in 2023, not next year. That may take her name off a growing list of potential successors to one of the world's oldest presidents.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Rampant Theft Threatening Command Agriculture Program – Report

[New Zimbabwe] Marondera -Rampant looting of inputs by farmers and government officials is seriously affecting the success of the $500 million command agriculture programme, a recent report by Agricultural Technical and Extension Services (Agritex) says.

[New Zimbabwe] Marondera -Rampant looting of inputs by farmers and government officials is seriously affecting the success of the $500 million command agriculture programme, a recent report by Agricultural Technical and Extension Services (Agritex) says.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Locals Cheer As Court Nullifies Kenya Elections

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabweans Friday cheered the shock scrapping of the Kenyan Presidential poll outcome by the east African country’s Supreme Court although admitting a similar scenario was remote in their own country where President Robert Mugabe mainta…

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabweans Friday cheered the shock scrapping of the Kenyan Presidential poll outcome by the east African country's Supreme Court although admitting a similar scenario was remote in their own country where President Robert Mugabe maintains an octopus grip on State institutions.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Mugabe Says VP Mnangagwa Almost Died, Had His Brain Affected

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe says he has been briefed by Emmerson Mnangagwa’s doctor based in South Africa and is, therefore, certain that allegations of poisoning and witchcraft are baseless although the VP “almost died” and had his “brain a…

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe says he has been briefed by Emmerson Mnangagwa's doctor based in South Africa and is, therefore, certain that allegations of poisoning and witchcraft are baseless although the VP "almost died" and had his "brain affected".

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe