Nation Set for Its First Social Media Election #KenyaDecides

[Al Jazeera] Kenyans are heading to the polls on Tuesday to elect a president. Voters will also choose governors, members of parliament and senators. But Tuesday’s election is different. It is the election in which social media came of age. It is the o…

[Al Jazeera] Kenyans are heading to the polls on Tuesday to elect a president. Voters will also choose governors, members of parliament and senators. But Tuesday's election is different. It is the election in which social media came of age. It is the one where fake news made an entrance and became mainstream.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Blantyre Water Board Boss Up For Fraud

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Blantyre are keeping in custody Blantyre Water Board (BWB) Kiosk Manager, Francis Baluwa for allegedly defrauding Namiyango Water Users Association (WUA) about K10.7 million.

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Blantyre are keeping in custody Blantyre Water Board (BWB) Kiosk Manager, Francis Baluwa for allegedly defrauding Namiyango Water Users Association (WUA) about K10.7 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Congo Security Forces Kill At Least 14 in Rebel Clashes

[Al Jazeera] Congolese security forces killed at least 14 members of secessionist rebel group Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) on Monday during clashes in the capital Kinshasa and southwestern city of Matadi.

[Al Jazeera] Congolese security forces killed at least 14 members of secessionist rebel group Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) on Monday during clashes in the capital Kinshasa and southwestern city of Matadi.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Ministry Defends Special Registration for Expatriates

[Namibian] The works ministry has defended its decision to favour Zimbabwean expatriates as part of their diplomatic responsibility, and that it will save government money spent on external consultants.

[Namibian] The works ministry has defended its decision to favour Zimbabwean expatriates as part of their diplomatic responsibility, and that it will save government money spent on external consultants.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

‘Presidential Elections Were Free and Fair’

[New Times] Friday’s presidential elections were conducted in a free, fair and transparent environment that meets democratic and good governance principles both local and international standards, according to Rwanda Governance Board (RGB).

[New Times] Friday's presidential elections were conducted in a free, fair and transparent environment that meets democratic and good governance principles both local and international standards, according to Rwanda Governance Board (RGB).

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

New Bill Governing National Bank of Rwanda Passed

[New Times] The Lower Chamber of Parliament yesterday passed a new law that will govern the National Bank of Rwanda, an act that that seeks to amend the bank’s 2007 law with view to strengthen its operations in line with the latest developments in the …

[New Times] The Lower Chamber of Parliament yesterday passed a new law that will govern the National Bank of Rwanda, an act that that seeks to amend the bank's 2007 law with view to strengthen its operations in line with the latest developments in the financial sector.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Ex-UBC Boss Kihika Granted Bail

[Monitor] Kampala -The Anti-Corruption Court on Monday granted bail to the former managing director of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC), Mr Paul Kihika who is facing charges of embezzlement and causing financial loss of about Shs33 million to the …

[Monitor] Kampala -The Anti-Corruption Court on Monday granted bail to the former managing director of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC), Mr Paul Kihika who is facing charges of embezzlement and causing financial loss of about Shs33 million to the corporation.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Rwanda, Tanzania Police Chiefs Discuss Cross-Border Security

[New Times] Tanzanian police chief Simon N. Sirro arrived in the country yesterday for a four-day official visit that focuses mainly on strengthening existing ties between the two police institutions against cross-border crimes.

[New Times] Tanzanian police chief Simon N. Sirro arrived in the country yesterday for a four-day official visit that focuses mainly on strengthening existing ties between the two police institutions against cross-border crimes.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania