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October, 2017

  • 30 October

    People of South Sudan need your help: UNICEF – Radio Canada International

    Radio Canada InternationalPeople of South Sudan need your help: UNICEFRadio Canada InternationalThe international community cannot just throw up its hands and walk away from the crisis in South Sudan both morally and politically, no matter how hopeless the situation on the ground appears right now, says the UNICEF Canada President and CEO, who ...Pastor Richard's flightOxfam America (press release) (blog)Getting South Sudan RightAtlantic Council (blog)Sudan, South Sudan agree on joint move to relieve

  • 30 October

    Ethiopian court grants bail to prominent Oromo opposition politician – Xinhua

    EzegaEthiopian court grants bail to prominent Oromo opposition politicianXinhuaADDIS ABABA, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopia Federal High Court fourth criminal bench on Monday granted bail for deputy chairman of opposition party Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), Bekele Gerba, who has been in prison for nearly two years.Party: Detained Ethiopian Opposition Chief Bailed 2 Years After ProtestsVoice of AmericaEthiopian Opposition Figure Bekele Gerba Released on BailEzegaEthiopia court grants top Oromo leader bail, activists want case droppedafricanewsAbbay Mediaall 5 news articles »

  • 30 October

    Cameroon Court Sentences Opposition Leader to 25 Years in Prison – U.S. News & World Report

    Kansas City StarCameroon Court Sentences Opposition Leader to 25 Years in PrisonU.S. News & World ReportDOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) - A military court in Cameroon sentenced an opposition leader on Monday to 25 years in prison, his lawyer and Amnesty International said and denounced the trial as politically motivated. The court convicted Aboubakar Siddiki, ...Cameroon sentences opposition leader to 25 years in prisonWashington Postall 3 news articles »

  • 30 October

    Kenya president wins 98% of vote in repeat of disputed election – CBC.ca

    CBC.caKenya president wins 98% of vote in repeat of disputed electionCBC.caKenya's incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 per cent of the vote in a repeat presidential election in Kenya, although only 39 per cent of voters turned out due to an opposition boycott, the country's electoral commission said on Monday.Kenya divided after Kenyatta declared presidential election winnerSBSKenya Declares President Kenyatta Winner Of Disputed ElectionWBURKenya's

  • 29 October

    FBI probes Zuma, former wife over corruption claims – Daily Nation

    Daily NationFBI probes Zuma, former wife over corruption claimsDaily NationSouth African President Jacob Zuma attends the Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Countries on the sidelines of the 2017 BRICS Summit in Xiamen, southeastern China's Fujian Province on September 5, 2017. PHOTO | WU HONG | AFP ...South Africa economy in dire straits as political stakes risegulfnews.comPresident Zuma denies failing to submit tax returnsJohannesburg Sunday WorldS. Africa's Zuma denies undeclared funds claimsXinhuaCitizen -MyBroadband -Moneyweb.co.za -The South Africanall 28 news articles »

  • 29 October

    DA: Makhura must be questioned at Esidimeni arbitration hearings – Eyewitness News

    Eyewitness NewsDA: Makhura must be questioned at Esidimeni arbitration hearingsEyewitness NewsThe party wants the premier questioned after testimony by former Mental Health Review Board director Dumazile Masondo contradicts his earlier claims. FILE: Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Picture: GCIS. Life Esidimeni · David Makhura · Life Esidimeni ...Qedani Mahlangu has support from Gauteng's ANCMail & GuardianFormer MEC Qedani Mahlangu has not disappeared – Gauteng ANCCitizenGauteng premier's role in Esidimeni deaths must be probed: DASouth African Broadcasting

  • 29 October

    Zuma and other Top Six leaders slated for failing to unite ANC in KZN – Times LIVE

    Times LIVEZuma and other Top Six leaders slated for failing to unite ANC in KZNTimes LIVEFormer KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu has criticised President Jacob Zuma and the other ANC Top Six leaders for failing to intervene decisively in the leadership dispute which is tearing the organisation apart in the province. He said when the ANC ...MEC's desire to exclude other races is clearly unconstitutionalIndependent OnlinePursuit of personal interests will cause demise of ANC: MchunuSouth African Broadcasting Corporationall 5 news articles »

  • 29 October

    Western Cape to tackle farm murders – South African Broadcasting Corporation

    South African Broadcasting CorporationWestern Cape to tackle farm murdersSouth African Broadcasting CorporationAfriForum and the Western Cape Department of Community Safety are on Sunday expected to announce a joint plan on the protection of farms in the country. This comes a day before a planned gathering of farmers on the N1 near Stellenbosch to protest ...#FarmMurders: Slaughtering the breeder of the golden gooseIndependent Onlineall 7 news articles

  • 29 October

    Video: Inauguration of Buhari Support Organisations new head office – Vanguard

    VanguardVideo: Inauguration of Buhari Support Organisations new head officeVanguardThis video may no longer exist, or you don't have permission to view it. Learn More. The inauguration of Buhari Support Organisations new head office in Abuja. US transition: Trump did not snub Buhari, says Presidency. The Presidency has dismissed ...Implementation of Online TransactionsJakarta Globeall 5 news articles »

  • 29 October

    Buthelezi steps down – Herald live

    Herald liveButhelezi steps downHerald liveAgeing IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has finally thrown in the towel after being at the helm of his party for more than four decades. Buthelezi dropped a bombshell at a media briefing in Durban on Sunday when he announced that he would not stand for ...ANC wishes Buthelezi a good retirementEyewitness NewsMaimane pays tribute to outgoing IFP leader ButheleziIndependent OnlineIFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi to step downCitizenNews24 -South African Broadcasting Corporationall 10 news articles »

  • 29 October

    MCA clobbered after ‘ballot papers’ impounded by youths – The Standard

    The StandardMCA clobbered after 'ballot papers' impounded by youthsThe StandardIddy Baraka displaying the original forms 34A and 34 B that were impounded at Majengo in Vihiga County. They were being taken to Kisumu International Airport in bid for the forms to be airlifted to the Bomas of Kenya for announcement...Photo/Dancun ...Relative calm returns to parts of the country

  • 29 October

    In Liberia, an Executive Mansion Fit for a President — and Ghosts, Too – New York Times

    New York TimesIn Liberia, an Executive Mansion Fit for a President — and Ghosts, TooNew York TimesThe Executive Mansion in Monrovia, Liberia, as seen from the rear. Credit Jane Hahn for The New York Times. MONROVIA, Liberia — Construction crews are hard at work at fixing up this country's Executive Mansion, the enormous and historic edifice that ...Liberia's ruling party backs challenge to presidential resultTODAYonlineLiberia's ruling party protests presidential poll resultXinhuaA Tribute to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of

  • 29 October

    Kenya vote chief silent on rebel areas as uncertainty lingers – Mail & Guardian

    Mail & GuardianKenya vote chief silent on rebel areas as uncertainty lingersMail & GuardianKenya's election board remained silent Sunday over plans to reschedule a vote in flashpoint opposition areas, where a boycott sparked violent protests in a poll set to hand President Uhuru Kenyatta a landslide, but tarnished, win. With the counting ...Ruto rules out Raila demand for another electionDaily NationLATEST: Kenyan opposition leader Odinga wants new voteNews24Kenyan official says opposition leaders incited

  • 29 October

    IEBC to announce repeat poll winner on Monday – Daily Nation

    Daily NationIEBC to announce repeat poll winner on MondayDaily NationHead of the African Union election observer mission Thabo Mbeki (centre) addressing the press at the national tallying centre in Bomas of Kenya on October 29, 2017. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...Headache for IEBC as four counties unpolledThe StandardIEBC confirms over 7m voter turnout in repeat pollKenya Broadcasting CorporationIEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati Defends October 26th Repeat ElectionMwakilishi.comSouth African Broadcasting Corporationall 10 news articles »

  • 25 October

    R800 000 mandrax stash found in truck – Independent Online

    Independent OnlineR800 000 mandrax stash found in truckIndependent OnlineA day after statistics showed drug-related crime in the Western Cape was the highest in the country, a drug bust in Belhar led to the arrest of two people for being in possession of mandrax tablets worth R800 000. Crime stats released this week showed ...2 CT suspects arrested after drug bustEyewitness NewsSouth Africa: Two Suspects Arrested With Mandrax Tablets Valued At R800 000 in BelharAllAfrica.comall 3 news articles »

  • 25 October

    In Kenya, Revote Raises Challenges for a Young Democracy – New York Times

    New York TimesIn Kenya, Revote Raises Challenges for a Young DemocracyNew York TimesSupporters of Raila Odinga, the main challenger to President Uhuru Kenyatta, protesting in Kisumu, Kenya, on Monday. Credit Yasuyoshi Chiba/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. NAIROBI, Kenya — It was always about more than a single election.Kenya opposition leader vows to form 'resistance movement'News24Kenya Is Barreling Toward an 'Illegal' ElectionForeign Policy (blog)Kenya's opposition chief urges voters

  • 25 October

    Kidnapping: Edo police to collaborate with local hunters, others – P.M. News

    P.M. NewsKidnapping: Edo police to collaborate with local hunters, othersP.M. NewsNewly deployed Commissioner of Police, CP, to Edo State, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, has said that the Command will form partnership with security agencies, including local hunters, to stem the rising waves of kidnapping and violent crimes in the State. Kokumo ...Edo Will No Longer Be Haven For Criminals – New CPCHANNELS TELEVISIONEdo New CP Reads Riot Act To Criminals, Pledges To Reduce Crime To Barest MinimumIndependent Newspapers LimitedObaseki inaugurates Edo Boundary C'tteeVanguardThe Punch -THISDAY Newspapers -WorldStage -The Eagle Onlineall 17 news articles »

  • 25 October

    Uganda opposition leader arrested again: party – Daily Mail

    Daily MailUganda opposition leader arrested again: partyDaily MailUganda's opposition leader Kizza Besigye was arrested again Wednesday just five hours after being charged with inciting violence and released on bail, a leader of his political party told AFP. "He was released today (Wednesday) but was rearrested ...Ugandan opposition leader charged amid political tensionsABC NewsUganda: Police Send Besigye Back to RukungiriAllAfrica.comBesigye charged,

  • 25 October

    Office of ANC chief whip welcomes Mkhwebane inquiry decision – Eyewitness News

    Eyewitness NewsOffice of ANC chief whip welcomes Mkhwebane inquiry decisionEyewitness NewsANC MPs said the DA's complaint was politically motivated and there was no need or basis to investigate her conduct. FILE: Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN. African National Congress · Democratic Alliance ...Theatre of the Absurd, Parliament edition: Justice

  • 25 October

    Boko Haram’s Victims and Perpetrators: Shining a Light on the Unseen – New York Times

    New York TimesBoko Haram's Victims and Perpetrators: Shining a Light on the UnseenNew York TimesBalaraba, age 20, in Maiduguri, Nigeria, last month. Balaraba was assigned a suicide-bombing mission by Boko Haram, but didn't carry it out. Credit Adam Ferguson for The New York Times. I was driving down the street in Maiduguri, Nigeria, not long ago ...Suspected Boko Haram attack kills eight soldiers, civilian...