What You Need to Know About the Presidential Poll

[The Conversation Africa] On 4 August 2017, Rwandans head to the polls to elect a president. They will choose between Frank Habineza, Philippe Mpayimana and the incumbent Paul Kagame.

[The Conversation Africa] On 4 August 2017, Rwandans head to the polls to elect a president. They will choose between Frank Habineza, Philippe Mpayimana and the incumbent Paul Kagame.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

No End to War in Juba As IGAD Postpones Review of Agreement

[East African] Hope for an end to war in South Sudan faded when the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development last week pushed the revitalisation programme to the end of September.

[East African] Hope for an end to war in South Sudan faded when the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development last week pushed the revitalisation programme to the end of September.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

10 Crucial Issues in the Kenyan Election

[East African] A debate meant to give Kenyans an opportunity to assess the suitability of presidential candidates ended in an anti-climax when only four of the eight contenders turned up, with President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Jubilee Party candidate, the …

[East African] A debate meant to give Kenyans an opportunity to assess the suitability of presidential candidates ended in an anti-climax when only four of the eight contenders turned up, with President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Jubilee Party candidate, the notable absentee.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Is Uganda Really a ‘Refugee Paradise’?

[Al Jazeera] In April the Dutch public broadcasting agency NOS published a story on Uganda “the refugee paradise”. The article was titiled: “Welcome refugee! Uganda welcomes you with open arms!” A South Sudanese colleague frowned after reading the tran…

[Al Jazeera] In April the Dutch public broadcasting agency NOS published a story on Uganda "the refugee paradise". The article was titiled: "Welcome refugee! Uganda welcomes you with open arms!" A South Sudanese colleague frowned after reading the translated article. "How can they see this as paradise?" he asked. "Don't they know that people who are here are the ones who are not able to go somewhere else? Live in the city, or perhaps another country? There is no such thing as a paradise here."

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Knifeman Attacks House of Vice President

[Al Jazeera] A man armed with a machete attacked the country home of Kenya’s deputy president and injured a guard before holing himself up in an outbuilding, police said on Saturday, 10 days before presidential and legislative elections.

[Al Jazeera] A man armed with a machete attacked the country home of Kenya's deputy president and injured a guard before holing himself up in an outbuilding, police said on Saturday, 10 days before presidential and legislative elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Police End Siege At DP Ruto’s Home

[East African] Elite security forces on Sunday killed a man at the home of Deputy President William Ruto, ending a 20-hour siege that began with an attack in which a policeman was injured, police said.

[East African] Elite security forces on Sunday killed a man at the home of Deputy President William Ruto, ending a 20-hour siege that began with an attack in which a policeman was injured, police said.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Bodies of Two Soldiers Killed in Mali Helicopter Crash Returned to Germany

[Deutsche Welle] The bodies of two German soldiers whose helicopter had crashed in Mali have been repatriated. The two deaths marked the first fatalities in Germany’s mission in Mali.

[Deutsche Welle] The bodies of two German soldiers whose helicopter had crashed in Mali have been repatriated. The two deaths marked the first fatalities in Germany's mission in Mali.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Deadly Suicide Bombing in Northeast Follows Kidnapping of Oil Team

[Deutsche Welle] The bombing in Borno state, similar to previous attacks by Boko Haram, followed the kidnapping of members of an oil team about a hundred kilometers away. A video has been released showing the hostages.

[Deutsche Welle] The bombing in Borno state, similar to previous attacks by Boko Haram, followed the kidnapping of members of an oil team about a hundred kilometers away. A video has been released showing the hostages.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria