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Africa

The initial shock of the supreme court’s decision to annul last month’s presidential election has just about worn off. Now, Kenya must brace itself for a new vote, tentatively scheduled for October 17, and all the problems that go with trying to organise a fresh ballot in less than 60 days. ...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's electoral commission has announced changes in its top personnel to oversee the new presidential election next month, while campaigning officially began Wednesday. ...

Kenya opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said the electoral commission's IT system has been hacked to manipulate the election results. ...

Lusaka - The burning of the country’s biggest market, which is the latest in a series of infernos, apparent celebrations of the tragedy and a subsequent state of emergency has driven a wedge further between the Zambian government and opposition parties as well as civil society organisations. ...

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is not attending the funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the request of his family. ...

The ANC in the Eastern Cape which lost the Nelson Mandela Metro to the DA in recent local government elections has lost more than 50% of its membership in five years. ...

South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan plans to return home after President Jacob Zuma ordered him to pull out of a roadshow with investors and ratings agencies in London, heightening concern that he’s preparing to change his cabinet. ...

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has left the Cairo military hospital where he spent most of his six years in prison, his lawyer Farid al-Deeb said on Friday. ...

The Gambia is an opportunity to reinforce election quality norms for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). ...

Opposition Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa has revealed that his party is committed to engaging in a strong coalition with other opposition parties so as to have a formidable force to challenge Zanu PF ...

Political parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday signed a deal that calls for President Joseph Kabila to leave power after an election ...

South Africa’s ruling party leadership rallied around President Jacob Zuma after the nation’s graft ombudsman implied he may have allowed the Gupta family to influence cabinet appointments and the issuing of state contracts, vowing that it would fend off an opposition attempt to unseat him. ...

Washington DC — United States of America Democrats presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shrugged off the on-going email scandal unearthed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to rally massive support of young voters ahead of tomorrow’s election. ...

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday defended his record in fighting corruption, insisting he had allowed all relevant government agencies sufficient space to deter the crime. ...

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (92) is famous for quirky responses when asked why he has stayed in power since 1980. ...

South African assets slumped on Wednesday a day after an elite police unit summoned Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan over an investigation into a suspected rogue unit of the tax service ...

South African prosecutors said Thursday they would push for a longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius, describing his six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as "shockingly too lenient". ...

South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. ...

ABUJA - Having been kidnapped by Boko Haram, held for almost a year, and raped by several militants, 28-year-old Aisha Umar could have been forgiven for believing her ordeal was over when she escaped and returned to her hometown in northeast Nigeria last year. ...

PRETORIA - South Africa's capital was tense on Wednesday after residents torched buses and looted shops overnight, police said, in clashes sparked by the ruling party's choice of a mayoral candidate for local polls. ...

Protests have kicked off again in Atteridgeville and Mamelodi as residents demand a different ANC mayoral candidate. ...

BRAZZAVILLE - Authorities in Congo Republic have charged a former army chief and candidate in a presidential election earlier this year with violating state security and illegally possessing arms, his spokesman said on Thursday. ...

PRETORIA - Oscar Pistorius must pay for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, her father told a South African court on Tuesday, adding that forgiving the Paralympian runner for his crime was very hard. ...

PRETORIA - Oscar Pistorius has shown no remorse for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a prosecutor told a court on Monday, while a psychologist described him as "a broken man" who should not be jailed. ...

Kenya’s opposition on Thursday softened its rejection of a presidential initiative to end a dispute over an electoral oversight body, suggesting the move was a start in accepting ...

DAKAR - Guinea has reached the end of active Ebola virus transmission, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday, the second such declaration from the country at the epicenter of the world's worst outbreak of the disease. ...

CAPE TOWN - South Africa's parliamentary protection services forcibly removed members of the ultra-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party from the chamber on Tuesday as they attempted to prevent an address by President Jacob Zuma. ...

KAMPALA, Uganda – Uganda’s long-time president promoted his son to a two-star general, bolstering speculation that the son is being groomed to succeed his father. AP With the ...

A Kenyan official says three more people have been rescued after being trapped for six days in the rubble of a collapsed building, bringing the number of those rescued Thursday to four. ...

Zuma's administration demotes opponents and intimidates dissenters ...