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July, 2017

  • 31 July

    Joho way ahead at 74%, survey indicates as race gets frenetic – The Star, Kenya

    The Star, KenyaJoho way ahead at 74%, survey indicates as race gets freneticThe Star, KenyaWith only six days remaining to the General Election, Governor Hassan Joho maintains a commnding lead of 74 per cent, a study indicates. Four top contenders, Joho (ODM), Suleiman Shahbal (Jubilee), Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar (Wiper) and Nyali MP ...Poll: Governors Joho, Munya, Mutua to win if elections were held todayThe Standardall 2 news articles »

  • 31 July

    Anambra Guber: 15 Parties endorse APC’s Andy Uba – Vanguard

    Vanguard Anambra Guber: 15 Parties endorse APC's Andy UbaVanguardABUJA – An electoral alliance of 15 political parties, known as 'The Mega Coalition' has announced its endorsement of Sen. Andy Uba, as their consensus candidate for the November 18, 2017 gubernatorial election. Sen. Andy Uba. The senator who ...Anambra Election: 15 political parties endorse Uba as consensus candidateGuardian (blog)all 3 news articles »

  • 31 July

    ANC MPs warned against supporting motion of no confidence – Mail & Guardian

    Mail & GuardianANC MPs warned against supporting motion of no confidenceMail & GuardianANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has issued a warning to ANC Members of Parliament (MP) that they may be relieved of their duties in the party if they vote in favour of a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma. Mantashe also ...Jeff Radebe 'ready to serve' as ANC presidentCitizenSave SA plans countrywide march during Zuma'

  • 31 July

    Congo police arrest over 100 as anti-Kabila protests dispersed – Reuters

    ReutersCongo police arrest over 100 as anti-Kabila protests dispersedReutersKINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in Democratic Republic of Congo arrested at least 128 people on Monday as they dispersed protests demanding that President Joseph Kabila leave power by the end of the year, Human Rights Watch said. A series of marches ...Clashes in DRC city during anti-Kabila protestNews24Police, protesters, clash in DRC in anti-Kabila rallieseNCADozens detained in Congo as opposition urges electionsFederalNewsRadio.comMedafrica Timesall 6 news articles »

  • 31 July

    Mid-Year Budget Review : Free SHS, NHIS, others will be heavily protected – Finance Minister assures – Pulse.com.gh

    Ghana Business NewsMid-Year Budget Review : Free SHS, NHIS, others will be heavily protected - Finance Minister assuresPulse.com.ghThe Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta disclosed this during the presentation of the government's mid-year budget review in parliament on Monday. Published: 28 minutes ago; Mildred Europa Taylor. Print; eMail ...Akufo-Addo gov'

  • 31 July

    Kenya election official tortured, killed days before vote – San Francisco Chronicle

    San Francisco ChronicleKenya election official tortured, killed days before voteSan Francisco ChronicleIn this photo taken Thursday, July 6, 2017, Christopher Msando, an information technology official for Kenya's electoral commission, speaks at a press conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Msando, an official crucial ... more. Photo: STR, AP. Image 2 of 3 ...Kenya election official tortured, murdered before vote, officials sayReutersWho killed Msando? Chebukati demandsThe Star, KenyaLast moments of slain IEBC official Chris Msando captured on cameraThe StandardFinancial Times -Human Rights Watch -CNN -Telegraph.co.ukall 172

  • 30 July

    Court okays Sh52bn tender for OlKaria V – The Star, Kenya

    The Star, KenyaCourt okays Sh52bn tender for OlKaria VThe Star, KenyaA multibillion-shilling geothermal power project in OlKaria, Nakuru county, is set to begin following the conclusion of a protracted court battle that has lasted for two years. At the centre of the dispute was RentCo East Africa Limited, which tendered ...and more »

  • 30 July

    Osinbajo inaugurates airlifting of 2017 Hajj pilgrims – Vanguard

    VanguardOsinbajo inaugurates airlifting of 2017 Hajj pilgrimsVanguardThe Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday, inaugurated the airlifting of Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the 2017 Hajj at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Osinbajo, who was represented by the Minister of the Federal ...Iranian pilgrims return to haj in Saudi Arabia after boycott last

  • 30 July

    Parents of Wynberg pupil to meet with SGB over hair issue – Eyewitness News

    Eyewitness NewsParents of Wynberg pupil to meet with SGB over hair issueEyewitness NewsThe education ministry says the parents of the grade 1 learner will meet with the governing body to discuss the policies around hairstyles. Wynberg Boys Junior School logo. Picture: wbjs.org.za. Wynberg · School hairstyle · Wynberg Boys Junior School.OPINION: School boy'

  • 30 July

    Fayose : Boko Haram has not been defeated – Governor tells FG – Pulse Nigeria

    VanguardFayose : Boko Haram has not been defeated – Governor tells FGPulse NigeriaTwo female suicide bombers killed eight people and injured 14 others in Dikwa, Borno state On Friday, July 28, 2017. Published: 29 minutes ago; Chika Ebuzor. Print; eMail · Governor Ayodele Fayose play. Governor Ayodele Fayose. (Premium Times) ...Fayose says Boko Haram not defeated as FG told usVanguardFG is lying to Nigerians, Boko Haram is progressing - FayoseNAIJ.COMFayose: Boko Haram war not over — and killing of oil workers confirms thisTheCableNigerian Bulletinall 6 news articles »

  • 30 July

    Top news items in Kenya’s major media outlets – Xinhua

    The StandardTop news items in Kenya's major media outletsXinhuaNAIROBI, July 30 (Xinhua) -- The following are the news highlights in Kenyan media outlets on Sunday. -- The storm surrounding allegations by the opposition that the military was involved in plans to rig the Aug. 8 elections intensified on Saturday ...MPs differ on law allowing military deployment in civilian zonesThe Standardall 3 news articles »

  • 30 July

    Fresh crisis rocks Kaduna APC over delegates election – The Nation Newspaper

    The Nation NewspaperFresh crisis rocks Kaduna APC over delegates electionThe Nation NewspaperFresh crisis rocked the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna on Sunday, as the party's Senators and House of Representatives members from the state, alongside other members of the party under the auspices of APC-Akida group kicked against ...Jostling in Kaduna

  • 30 July

    IEBC accused of printing 1.2 million extra ballot papers – The Standard

    The StandardIEBC accused of printing 1.2 million extra ballot papersThe StandardThirdway Party Presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot accompanied by his running mate Emmanuel Nzia addresses the media at Ridgeways Baptist Church, Kiambu County on Sunday 30/07/17. He raised alleged mischief behind printing of Presidential ballot ...Akombe: Six reasons to dispel fears over extra ballot papersCitizen TV (press release)KOT angry after IEBC prints 900000 extra presidential ballot papersThe Star, Kenyaall 7 news articles »

  • 30 July

    NASA, Jubilee scramble for venues ahead of campaigns deadline – The Standard

    The StandardNASA, Jubilee scramble for venues ahead of campaigns deadlineThe StandardPolitical parties have lined up a series of rallies to make a final pitch to voters with only five days left to the official end of the campaign period. According to the chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula ...and more »

  • 30 July

    Police search for missing IEBC manager Musando – Daily Nation

    Daily NationPolice search for missing IEBC manager MusandoDaily NationIndependent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Data Centre and Infrastructure manager Chris Musando (right) addresses a media briefing at Anniversary Towers on July 6, 2017. He has gone missing. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU | NATION MEDIA ...Top official of Kenya's electoral body goes missingAnadolu AgencyIEBC's ICT director goes missingKenya Broadcasting CorporationIEBC's ICT manager goes missing a week to electionsCapital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)The

  • 29 July

    Buratai : Army chief to deploy 230 personnel to Liberia – Pulse Nigeria

    VanguardBuratai : Army chief to deploy 230 personnel to LiberiaPulse NigeriaSince 1960, Nigeria has deployed over 20, 000 troops to 40 peacekeeping missions in Africa and across the world. Published: 27 minutes ago , Refreshed: 26 minutes ago; Pulse News Agency Local by NAN. Print; eMail · Chief of Army Staff, Maj. General ...Nigerian Army to deploy 230 personnel to Liberia – BurataiVanguardNigeria to send over 200 peacekeeping troops to LiberiaXinhuaPeacekeeping: Nigeria to deploy 230 soldiers to LiberiaTheCableall 5 news articles »

  • 29 July

    Congo Poll Drums Regional Conflict – The Day After

    The Day AfterCongo Poll Drums Regional ConflictThe Day AfterWhen Rwanda's president Paul Kagame declared victory for himself ahead of the vote on August 4, he set the stage for an African electoral season that is unlikely to see any surprises or shake-ups for established leaders. But while the Rwandan elections ...Rwanda's President Paul Kagame: Should He Be Loved or Feared?The Market MogulRwanda: President Heads Toward Re-election in August VoteAllAfrica.comKagame is Extraordinary – Says Senate PresidentKT PressSouth African Broadcasting Corporation -RwandaEye -The New Timesall 15 news articles »

  • 29 July

    Data science can help us fight human trafficking – PBS NewsHour

    PBS NewsHourData science can help us fight human traffickingPBS NewsHourRelatives of victims of human trafficking wait for the sentence after an army general, two provincial politicians and police officers were among the 46 people held guilty in a court in Bangkok, Thailand, July 19, 2017. Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters ...Human Trafficking from Bangladesh: Kingpins remain unpunishedThe Daily StarNagaland is a 'source, destination & transit' for trafficking in personsMorung ExpressAct against human traffickingSunday ObserverDothan Eagle -Prothom Alo (English) -Eastern Mirror -Dhaka

  • 29 July

    Life Partner : Mahama renews marriage vows with wife Lordina – Pulse.com.gh

    Myjoyonline.comLife Partner : Mahama renews marriage vows with wife LordinaPulse.com.ghThe John and Lordina Mahama are marking their 25th wedding anniversary after they first tied the knot in 1992. Published: 14:03; Abu Mubarik. Print; eMail. play. 24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter! Subscribe. 24/7 Live - Subscribe to the ...NDC's Dela Coffie writes: Why I Am Against JM's 2020 Presidential BidMyjoyonline.comMahama and Lordina chalk 25 years of marriageYEN.COM.GHWATCH: President Mahama and Lordina renew vows after 25 years of marriagePrimenewsghanaall 7 news articles »

  • 29 July

    Bell Pottinger must face consequences for collusion with Guptas, says Maimane – Citizen

    CitizenBell Pottinger must face consequences for collusion with Guptas, says MaimaneCitizenDA leader Mmusi Maimane addresses media, 4 August 2016, at the IEC ROC, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles. The DA's two-day federal executive meeting had considered the ongoing scandal. London-based PR firm Bell Pottinger must face consequences ...Transition From President Zuma To President ZumaSundiataPost (press release) (blog)DA calls on Mbete