Last Ditch Efforts for Compromise Ahead of October 26 Election

[East African] Concerted efforts are being made to prevail upon President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga to reach a compromise ahead of the October 26 election.

[East African] Concerted efforts are being made to prevail upon President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga to reach a compromise ahead of the October 26 election.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Elections Body Registers Almost 1 Million People

[The Herald] At least 954 900 people in the country’s 10 provinces had registered with the biometric voter registration system as of Sunday, with over 22 000 having been turned away for non-compliance, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has said. …

[The Herald] At least 954 900 people in the country's 10 provinces had registered with the biometric voter registration system as of Sunday, with over 22 000 having been turned away for non-compliance, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has said. ZEC public relations officer Mr Brian Tomo said potential voters were being turned away for not complying with the stipulated requirements of the new exercise.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

“noticias” Group in Deep Financial Crisis

[AIM] Maputo -The company Sociedade Noticias, which publishes Mozambique’s main daily paper “Noticias”, and its sister publications, the Sunday paper “Domingo” and the sports weekly “Desafio”, is effectively bankrupt, according to the company report an…

[AIM] Maputo -The company Sociedade Noticias, which publishes Mozambique's main daily paper "Noticias", and its sister publications, the Sunday paper "Domingo" and the sports weekly "Desafio", is effectively bankrupt, according to the company report and accounts for 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Nyusi Urges Investment in Innovation

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday urged African governments to invest in education, innovation and information and communication technologies (ICTs) to ensure that all countries can become important actors in the global knowledg…

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday urged African governments to invest in education, innovation and information and communication technologies (ICTs) to ensure that all countries can become important actors in the global knowledge economy.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Assembly – Peace and Decentralisation Not Yet On Agenda

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Monday began its last sitting of the year – but the key issues of securing a lasting peace and decentralising provincial governance are nowhere to be seen on the parliamentary ag…

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Monday began its last sitting of the year - but the key issues of securing a lasting peace and decentralising provincial governance are nowhere to be seen on the parliamentary agenda.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Villagers Suspected of Luring US Soldiers into Ambush

[VOA] A local official and an analyst say residents of the Niger village where four U.S. soldiers were killed this month may have delayed the soldiers while an ambush was set up and helped to lead the victims into a deadly trap.

[VOA] A local official and an analyst say residents of the Niger village where four U.S. soldiers were killed this month may have delayed the soldiers while an ambush was set up and helped to lead the victims into a deadly trap.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Thieves Steal Primary School Children’s Education

[GroundUp] Liwa Primary School in Nyanga “used to be among the shining schools in Cape Town” says school principal Fundiswa Nodlela. But since 2015 it has reported 12 burglaries, four of these between 9 and 16 October this year.

[GroundUp] Liwa Primary School in Nyanga "used to be among the shining schools in Cape Town" says school principal Fundiswa Nodlela. But since 2015 it has reported 12 burglaries, four of these between 9 and 16 October this year.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

IEBC and Jubilee Say Poll Will Go Ahead, But Will It Be Credible?

[East African] The Kenyan electoral body maintains that the country will be holding a fresh presidential election on October 26, yet almost half of the 19.6 million registered voters, have promised to stay away.

[East African] The Kenyan electoral body maintains that the country will be holding a fresh presidential election on October 26, yet almost half of the 19.6 million registered voters, have promised to stay away.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Ecologically Minded Villas to Be Built in Seychelles’ Grand Bois

[Seychelles News Agency] Construction of a low-impact community deep in the Seychelles’ mountainous forests of Grand Bois, on the western side of the main island, Mahe, is set to commence late next year.

[Seychelles News Agency] Construction of a low-impact community deep in the Seychelles' mountainous forests of Grand Bois, on the western side of the main island, Mahe, is set to commence late next year.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles