An Election Delay Can Help Avert Crisis

[ICG] The rerun of Kenya’s presidential elections scheduled on 26 October risks escalating a political crisis, as the main opposition leader has withdrawn and the risk of violence is high. The election commission should seek from the Supreme Court a 30…

[ICG] The rerun of Kenya's presidential elections scheduled on 26 October risks escalating a political crisis, as the main opposition leader has withdrawn and the risk of violence is high. The election commission should seek from the Supreme Court a 30-45 day delay to the vote. Kenya's political leaders should support such an extension and commit to participate.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Stop Insulting Mugabe, Minister Murinhiri Warns War Vets

[New Zimbabwe] While Zanu PF accepts that it has made many mistakes it will, however, never allow anyone to tell them that President Robert Mugabe is too old rule, says Mashonaland East resident minister, Ambrose Mutinhiri.

[New Zimbabwe] While Zanu PF accepts that it has made many mistakes it will, however, never allow anyone to tell them that President Robert Mugabe is too old rule, says Mashonaland East resident minister, Ambrose Mutinhiri.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Innovation for Climate-Smart Agriculture Key to Ending Hunger

[IPS] Nairobi -Some parts of Kenya are reeling from the effects of probably the worst drought in the last 20 years. With nearly 3.4 million people food insecure, Kenya’s food security prognosis looks gloomy, with climate change and natural resource dep…

[IPS] Nairobi -Some parts of Kenya are reeling from the effects of probably the worst drought in the last 20 years. With nearly 3.4 million people food insecure, Kenya's food security prognosis looks gloomy, with climate change and natural resource depletion set to pose even greater risks in the long term.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Woman Demands Compensation for Poisoned Cattle

[The Herald] A 38-year-old Shurugwi woman is demanding compensation from a local miner after her four cattle died allegedly after drinking cyanide-contaminated water from a gold mine tanks. Mrs Blessed Mavavire has since approached the police in Shurug…

[The Herald] A 38-year-old Shurugwi woman is demanding compensation from a local miner after her four cattle died allegedly after drinking cyanide-contaminated water from a gold mine tanks. Mrs Blessed Mavavire has since approached the police in Shurugwi and obtained an affidavit in which the mine owner, Mr Bobbie Bester is acknowledging and committing himself to compensating Mrs Mavavire for the loss.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt Clears Air On WHO Furore

[The Herald] President Mugabe was not formally informed of his so-called appointment as WHO goodwill ambassador in the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and would have rejected the invitation to take up the post as it is not in Zimbabwe’s…

[The Herald] President Mugabe was not formally informed of his so-called appointment as WHO goodwill ambassador in the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and would have rejected the invitation to take up the post as it is not in Zimbabwe's national interest to do so. This was said by Secretary for Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Mr George Charamba, who is also President Mugabe's spokesperson. Mr Charamba said this while responding to WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus' decision

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Edo Speaker Hails Obaseki’s Economic Plans

[Vanguard] Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto, weekend, commended Governor Godwin Obaseki on his efforts in transforming the state into an economically buoyant one by providing conducive atmosphere for investors.

[Vanguard] Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto, weekend, commended Governor Godwin Obaseki on his efforts in transforming the state into an economically buoyant one by providing conducive atmosphere for investors.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

East African Community Readies Mission to Observe Kenya Elections

[Daily News] Arusha -THE East African Community has already deployed an Election Observer Mission for the forthcoming Kenya Presidential Election slated for next Thursday, 26 October 2017.

[Daily News] Arusha -THE East African Community has already deployed an Election Observer Mission for the forthcoming Kenya Presidential Election slated for next Thursday, 26 October 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

‘Sudan Committed to Combating Terrorism’ – Minister

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudanese Minister of International Cooperation has renewed his government’s commitment to prevent and counter violent extremism and terrorism.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudanese Minister of International Cooperation has renewed his government’s commitment to prevent and counter violent extremism and terrorism.

EAC ‘Big Five’ Slate Retreat for November

[Daily News] THE ‘big five’ within the East African Community Presidents — John Pombe Magufuli, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Paul Kagame, Pierre Nkurunziza and Salva Kiir — will be converging for an official Heads of State Retreat this November.

[Daily News] THE 'big five' within the East African Community Presidents -- John Pombe Magufuli, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Paul Kagame, Pierre Nkurunziza and Salva Kiir -- will be converging for an official Heads of State Retreat this November.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

EFCC Closes Bribery Case Against Tarfa

[Vanguard] Lagos -The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday closed its case in the trial of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Rickey Tarfa, at an Igbosere High Court, Lagos, over alleged bribery and attempt to pervert the course of…

[Vanguard] Lagos -The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday closed its case in the trial of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Rickey Tarfa, at an Igbosere High Court, Lagos, over alleged bribery and attempt to pervert the course of justice.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria