Why Elections Don’t Always Equal Democracy – the Case of Kenya

[The Conversation Africa] Kenya’s transition to a multiparty democracy in 1991 was one of the most promising cases of political change in Africa. Before then, the Kenya National Union Party (KANU) had monopolised power since outlawing political opposit…

[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's transition to a multiparty democracy in 1991 was one of the most promising cases of political change in Africa. Before then, the Kenya National Union Party (KANU) had monopolised power since outlawing political opposition in 1982. The transition from a single to a multiparty state was a truly significant event.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

‘The Only Hope Is to Die’ – Suicide Soars Among Ugandan Migrants Abused in the Gulf

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kampala -“Suicide means you have been going through a very difficult time. Life has not been bearable, the only hope is to die.”

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kampala -"Suicide means you have been going through a very difficult time. Life has not been bearable, the only hope is to die."

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Ultimatum for Externalised Funds – ‘We Want a Holistic Approach,’ Mnangagwa Told

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe’s main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party, has called for a holistic approach in fighting graft after the government issued a three months moratorium for the recovery of funds siphoned from its coffers.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party, has called for a holistic approach in fighting graft after the government issued a three months moratorium for the recovery of funds siphoned from its coffers.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Nasarawa Government Has Put in Place Modalities to Strengthen NSHIP

[Leadership] Lafia -The Nasarawa State Government, said modalities have been put in place towards mainstreaming the Nigeria States Health Investment Project (NSHIP) currently being piloted in the State.

[Leadership] Lafia -The Nasarawa State Government, said modalities have been put in place towards mainstreaming the Nigeria States Health Investment Project (NSHIP) currently being piloted in the State.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Zimbabwe’s New Cabinet – Little Sign of Change

[Deutsche Welle] Senior military officers and loyalists dominate Zimbabwe’s new 22-member cabinet appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The short “honeymoon” is over, say critics who had hoped he’d be more inclusive.

[Deutsche Welle] Senior military officers and loyalists dominate Zimbabwe's new 22-member cabinet appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The short "honeymoon" is over, say critics who had hoped he'd be more inclusive.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Changes in Appointments of Chief Executives

[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure has today announced changes in certain Chief Executive appointments, and some restructuring, which all take effect from 1st January 2018, except where otherwise specified.

[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure has today announced changes in certain Chief Executive appointments, and some restructuring, which all take effect from 1st January 2018, except where otherwise specified.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Early Xmas Boost As MTN Slashes Data Prices

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -SOME five (5) million economically marginalised South Africans -about a tenth of the total population- are to benefit from MTN’s slashing of its out-of-bundle (OOB) data pricing by up to 80 percent.

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -SOME five (5) million economically marginalised South Africans -about a tenth of the total population- are to benefit from MTN's slashing of its out-of-bundle (OOB) data pricing by up to 80 percent.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Nigeria Must Cut Ties With Xenophobic SA, Slavery Libya’

[CAJ News] Abuja -A Nigerian non-governmental organisation has called on the West African country to recall its ambassadors to Libya and South Africa over allegations of slave trade and xenophobia respectively.

[CAJ News] Abuja -A Nigerian non-governmental organisation has called on the West African country to recall its ambassadors to Libya and South Africa over allegations of slave trade and xenophobia respectively.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya