Kenyatta, Ruto Hit Out At Supreme Court

[East African] Tough-talking President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto on Saturday hit out at the Supreme Court, questioning the reasoning of their nullification of their win.

[East African] Tough-talking President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto on Saturday hit out at the Supreme Court, questioning the reasoning of their nullification of their win.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Army General Accused of Illegally Running Gold Mining Operation

[Deutsche Welle] As gold continues to fuel the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN report says Major General Gabriel Amisi Kumba with a history of serious human rights abuses is illegally running a gold mining operation.

[Deutsche Welle] As gold continues to fuel the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN report says Major General Gabriel Amisi Kumba with a history of serious human rights abuses is illegally running a gold mining operation.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

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