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November, 2017

October, 2017

  • 31 October

    Kenyatta wins disputed Kenya election rerun

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected for a second term after securing more than 98% of the vote in a highly-contentious rerun election that was boycotted by his main opposition rival.

  • 30 October

    How it unraveled

    It's deja vu for voters in Kenya who return to the ballot box on Thursday for a presidential election do-over -- after the result of the first ballot on August 8 was overturned amid rigging allegations.

  • 29 October

    Video shows woman raped in public square

    A seven-minute video showing a woman being beaten, raped and then beheaded in a public square in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was circulating on the messaging platform Whatsapp for months before being validated and published by France 24 last week.

  • 29 October

    16 Egyptian officers killed during raid

    At least 16 Egyptian police officers were killed and 13 injured in a shootout with militants in Egypt's Western Desert, Egypt's Interior Ministry said Saturday.

  • 29 October

    Protesters, police clash in protests

    Kenya election protests result in deadly violence. CNN's Farai Sevenzo reports

  • 29 October

    How the election unraveled

    It's deja vu for voters in Kenya who return to the ballot box on Thursday for a presidential election do-over -- after the result of the first ballot on August 8 was overturned amid rigging allegations.

  • 24 October

    Female playwrights risking lives to fight homophobia

    Tall and model-thin, Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile turns heads. She receives constant compliments but in her native Botswana, she is met with contempt and abuse -- simply for being openly transgender.

  • 22 October

    Video shows woman raped, killed in public square in Congo

    A seven-minute video showing a woman being beaten, raped and then beheaded in a public square in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was circulating on the messaging platform Whatsapp for months before being validated and published by France 24 last week.

  • 20 October

    Kenya’s Odinga could run for president again

    Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga told CNN Friday that he would stand again for president if his "basic requirements are met" on how the presidential election is held.

  • 20 October

    Government saddened by death of health spokesperson Joe Maila – News24

    News24Government saddened by death of health spokesperson Joe MailaNews24Johannesburg – Government has expressed shock and sadness following the death of Joe Maila, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's spokesperson. "Joe practised his craft with passion and this trait saw him grow from strength to strength as he served across ...Joe Maila, spokesperson for Aaron Motsoaledi, has diedBusiness DayHealth Minister Aaron Motsoaledi 'shocked and saddened' by Joe Maila's deathBosveld ReviewHealth ministry spokesperson Joe Maila has diedEyewitness NewsCitizen -Independent Online -eNCA -Pretoria East Rekordall 13 news articles »

  • 18 October

    Johannesburg gaining on Cape Town

    Arriving at the Saxon Hotel requires a series of grand entrances: the imposing 20-foot gate through the high walls that separate the grounds from Johannesburg's suburban expanse; the meandering drive through the lush gardens; the foyer to the hotel with its enormous ostrich egg chandelier.

  • 18 October

    Egypt in first World Cup since 1990

    Egypt manager Héctor Cúper had already been taking medication for high blood pressure to deal with the stress before the game.

  • 18 October

    Zimbabwe slaps pastor with charges

    A prominent critic of President Robert Mugabe is facing 20 years in jail if convicted of multiple counts of subverting Zimbabwe's government.

  • 18 October

    Ghana tanker blast kills 7

    A tanker exploded near a gas station in Accra on Saturday killing seven people, officials in Ghana said.

  • 18 October

    Kenyan police clash with protesters

    Thousands of supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga and his National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition converged on downtown Nairobi on Wednesday, the day after he quit a presidential election rerun because he did not believe an unreformed election commission can hold a fair vote.