Former Electoral Officer Guilty of Accepting Bribe to Rig 2015 Elections

[Leadership] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, said a? staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Christian Nwosu has pleaded guilty to receiving N30million as bribe from the N23billion alleged Diezani br…

[Leadership] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, said a? staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Christian Nwosu has pleaded guilty to receiving N30million as bribe from the N23billion alleged Diezani bribe meant to compromise electoral officers before the 2015 general election.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Should South Africa Copy Brazil and Impeach Its President?

[The Conversation Africa] The news that South Africa’s sovereign rating has been downgraded caught many by surprise. But it was long coming. The main reason for the rating agency’s decision is clearly concerns about political leadership in the country….

[The Conversation Africa] The news that South Africa's sovereign rating has been downgraded caught many by surprise. But it was long coming. The main reason for the rating agency's decision is clearly concerns about political leadership in the country. Moody's, which is expected to follow suit, has said as much, stating its decision to put the country on a negative outlook down to "the abrupt change in leadership of key government institutions".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Baringo Peace Team Asks for Time to Consult ‘Their People’

[Nation] Representatives of warring Baringo communities who have been attending peace talks in Nakuru for the last three days have asked for two weeks ‘to talk to their people’.

[Nation] Representatives of warring Baringo communities who have been attending peace talks in Nakuru for the last three days have asked for two weeks 'to talk to their people'.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Electoral Commission Cautions Kagoma By-Election Candidates

[Monitor] Jinja -The chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, has warned contenders for the Kagoma parliamentary by-election seat against breaking electoral rules, saying this time they will be dealt with accordingly.

[Monitor] Jinja -The chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, has warned contenders for the Kagoma parliamentary by-election seat against breaking electoral rules, saying this time they will be dealt with accordingly.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Politican Tries to Win Votes By Getting Rid of Bedbugs

[Nation] With the General Elections drawing nearer, aspirants are coming up with creative ways to woo voters. One such politician, who has shunned the beaten path of holding rallies and devised an unusual method to attract votes, is Emmanuel Kihara Ndu…

[Nation] With the General Elections drawing nearer, aspirants are coming up with creative ways to woo voters. One such politician, who has shunned the beaten path of holding rallies and devised an unusual method to attract votes, is Emmanuel Kihara Ndung'u, popularly known in Makadara, Nairobi, as Kajuma.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Electricity Blackout in South Kordofan Capital

[Radio Dabanga] Kadugli -An ongoing electricity blackout has thrown daily life into disarray in Kadugli capital of South Kordofan. Hospitals, state and public institutions, and water supplies are disrupted, and the city is in total darkness at night.

[Radio Dabanga] Kadugli -An ongoing electricity blackout has thrown daily life into disarray in Kadugli capital of South Kordofan. Hospitals, state and public institutions, and water supplies are disrupted, and the city is in total darkness at night.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Six More Cases of Cholera in Sudan’s El Gedaref

[Radio Dabanga] Six new cases of cholera have been reported in Sudan’s El Gedaref state over the last two days. This adds to dozens of cases reported in the eastern Sudanese state last week.

[Radio Dabanga] Six new cases of cholera have been reported in Sudan's El Gedaref state over the last two days. This adds to dozens of cases reported in the eastern Sudanese state last week.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan