Daily NationUhuru waited under Moi's wings for yearsDaily NationPresident Uhuru Kenyatta with former President Daniel arap Moi when he paid him a courtesy call at his Kabarnet Gardens residence in Nairobi on February 16, 2017. PHOTO | PSCU. In Summary. The journey would also see him lose battle for control of the …Ethnic tensions threaten to engulf post-election Kenya. This activist sees a way out.PRISpecter of Violence Looms Over Kenya After Two Disputed VotesBloombergAmidst election-Read More →

Keeping the incumbent party in office may be difficult to bear, but hope that the opposition will bring change may also be misplaced. The two contenders: Joseph Boakai (left) and George Weah (right). Musa Lamine was sitting under his market stall listening attentively to his radio when the news came over the airwaves. None of the 20 contestants …Read More →

Ghana News AgencyGovernment examines options on AMERI dealGhana News AgencyAccra, Oct. 31 GNA – Mr Boakye Agyarko, Minister of Energy, has said government is looking at all options available to them with regards to the AMERI deal. He said government is also examining all the decisions in terms of the financial implications to …Read More →

Myjoyonline.comHelp us achieve our vision for Ghana – Akufo-Addo to civil serviceMyjoyonline.comPresident Nana Akufo-Addo has urged the Civil Service to co-operate with government in ensuring the implementation of policies, and the realisation of the vision of a prosperous, progressive Ghana. He said his government is committed to working with …Ghana Playing Critical Role In Resolving Togo Political CrisisModern Ghana (press release) (blog)Nana Addo 'Secretly' Meets Togo's PresidentPeace FM OnlineGovernment committed to working with transparent Civil Service – PresidentGhana News AgencyThe Statesman Online -BusinessGhanaRead More →

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CNNUS pledges to help fund Africa counterterrorism task forceCNN(CNN) The Trump administration is considering providing up to $60 million to a five-nation counterterrorism task force in the Sahel region of Africa, several weeks after a deadly firefight drew public attention to the US military's presence there …Niger is on the front lines of the war against terrorismThe HillUN chief urges Security Council to 'be ambitious' in supporting Read More →

Times LIVEANC Gauteng places Emfuleni Mayor Mofokeng on special leaveTimes LIVEThe African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng has placed Emfuleni Mayor Simon Mofokeng on special leave following allegations that he had been sexually grooming a 14-year girl. The ANC Gauteng Provincial Office Bearers convened a meeting with …Mayor placed on special leave over sexual abuse allegationsNews24all 3 news articles »Read More →

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 relieveRead More →

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 »Read More →

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 votersRead More →

What matters now is that President Kenyatta demonstrates restraint in dealing with protesters and shows magnanimity in victory. Opposition leader Raila Odinga addresses supporters at a rally. Credit: Raila Odinga. From 6am tomorrow morning, many, but perhaps not most, Kenyans will vote in the 26 October re-run of Kenya’s presidential election. The dramas that have occurred following the landmark Supreme Court ruling annulling the August 2017 vote have been extraordinary. And the situation continues to evolve quickly. What happened today Today was just the latest eventful day since the presidential vote on 8 August was invalidated. Three consequential court cases – two before the High Court and one before the Supreme Court – were due to be decided. The Supreme Court was meant to hear a case …Read More →

ReutersFrom Mugabe to Wonder Woman: when goodwill ambassadors go badReutersLONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – First, Wonder Woman fell from grace, lambasted for her curves. Next, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe lost his honorary status as a goodwill ambassador, deemed more strongman than beacon of U.N. hope.Another week, another scandal at the United NationsWashington PostZimbabwe's sick hospitals fuel anger over Mugabe WHO roleOman TribuneWHO reverses decision to elect Robert Mugabe as ambassadorNew ScientistNews24 -Eyewitness News -Frost Illustrated -Trail Timesall 50 newsRead More →

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Is it right to assume that President Touadera’s government is working towards peace? President Faustin-Archange Touadera on a visit to Kaga Badoro. Credit: MINUSCA. In his speech at the UN General Assembly this September, President Faustin-Archange Touadera pleaded with the world not to forget the Central African Republic (CAR). With violence continuing, and threatening to escalate, he implored his counterparts, “We need the support of our friends; there are risks that we’ll be forgotten.” With the UN mission’s mandate pending renewal this November, …Read More →

Ghana News AgencyGovernment establishes fund for Major MahamaGhana News AgencyAccra, Oct.24 GNA – The government has revealed that it would establish a Trust Fund in the name of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama. The fund which would be called “Major Mahama” Trust Fund is to cater for the welfare his wife and children.Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill laid in ParliamentGraphic OnlineGov't presents Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill to ParliamentMyjoyonline.comMajor Mahama's Wife Barbara Gets Job From Gov'tModern Ghana (press release) (blog)YEN.COM.GHall 7 news articles »Read More →

News24NPA to open dockets against those implicated in Timol murder cover-upNews24Judge Billy Mothle is delivering his judgment in the inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol. Watch the stream above. WATCH. What To Read Next. Stellenbosch farmer dies after attack · Did Zuma cross Putin? Mother drives over her …NPA opening docket to charge Timol Read More →

Turning to non-state armed groups to combat insurgencies is a big risk. But there are ways to limit the dangers. Credit: Albert Gonzalez Farran. For weak African states confronting armed insurgencies, turning to vigilante groups presents a risky dilemma. Often lacking the resources to fight insurgents on their own, governments may be tempted to subcontract certain security functions to vigilantes. Many of these groups mobilise to protect their own communities, and their local knowledge and community networks can make them more effective than state security forces. But relying on them also poses grave dangers. Vigilantes tend to expand their roles, commit abuses, …Read More →

The most positive thing that can come out of the horrendous incident is for Somalia’s leadership to galvanise the people towards a common goal. Guests attend a ceremony to remember the victims and families of the October 14 attack in Mogadishu. Credit: AMISOM/Ilyas Ahmed On Saturday 14 October, a truck laden with explosives was detonated at Kilometre Five, also known as Soobe, a busy intersection in Mogadishu. It killed 358 people and injured over 400, burning some beyond recognition. The death toll is expected to rise even further as some 58 people are still missing. The attack was the single deadliest in Somalia’s history. It eclipsed anything seen before and saw buildings collapse, cars and buses burnt (including a one full of …Read More →

The HillDunford pledges more transparency on Niger attackThe HillThe top general in the United States pledged Monday to keep the public, the media and Congress informed of the investigation into the ambush in Niger as questions continue to swirl about the circumstances of the attack. Yet, Chairman of the Joint …Top US general reveals new info on Niger ambushCNNUS General Says Niger Probe Continues With Details ElusiveBloombergTop US general: Families, Americans deserve answers on NigerWPXI PittsburghUSA TODAY -CBS News -Citizen -New York Postall 36 news articles »Read More →

Eyewitness NewsReports: Russian delegation met with Zuma before Cabinet reshuffleEyewitness NewsThe 'Sunday Times' is reporting that the instruction given to Zuma from this so-called top team is that he speed up and conclude a multibillion dollar nuclear deal with the Russians. Russian president, Vladimir Putin and President Jacob Zuma. Picture …Cosatu and SACP, it's time to walk the unity talkIndependent OnlineThis is how Nzimande knew Read More →