Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe son, Kenya, Nigeria

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Grace Mugabe's son, Russel Goreraza, has reportedly imported two Rolls Royce limousines worth more than R70m, and a French firm says Kenya's electronic voting system won't be ready for October 17 polls.

Kenya's electronic voting system won't be ready, says French firm

2017-09-19 12:47

The electronic voting system due to be used in a re-run of Kenya's presidential poll will not be ready in time, the French biometrics firm behind it says.

Kenya's opposition urges reform of electoral commission

2017-09-17 16:00

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga says the coalition he leads will hold nationwide campaigns to push for reforms of the electoral commission before the fresh presidential elections next month.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Kenya, Madagascar

2017-09-16 11:30

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has hit back at Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and an analyst says Kenya's electoral body must be "sincerely reformed" before the presidential election re-run next month.

Credibility of Kenya's electoral body 'is seriously questionable'

2017-09-15 15:02

Kenya's electoral body must to be "sincerely reformed" before the presidential election re-run next month as its credibility to hold a free and fair vote "is seriously questionable", political analyst Benji Ndolo has said.

Kenya girl, 14, charged over fire that killed 9 pupils

2017-09-13 18:45

A 14-year-old Kenyan girl has been charged with multiple counts of murder for allegedly starting a fire at a Nairobi school dormitory that left nine other schoolgirls dead.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Kenya

2017-09-13 07:34

Rhodesian pensioners in SA have 'turned destitute' as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe govt 'scraps payouts', and news of the death of a Zambian journalist after giving birth has led to a public outcry.

4 Somali soldiers killed in attack by Islamic extremists

2017-09-11 20:32

A Somali military official says Islamic extremist fighters killed 4 soldiers and briefly took a town near the border with Kenya.

Kenya's fresh election ruling: just another instalment in a highly contested process

2017-09-11 09:07

Kenya's electoral commission faced many legal challenges before the general election, and yet another after the poll. But how will the Supreme Court's historic ruling impact the country's democracy, writes The Conversation.

Forgetting Westgate: how Kenya erases terrorism

2017-09-09 14:56

On the inside Nairobi's Westgate mall is a shiny shopping centre, all sparkling glass shop fronts, Bose-conveyed muzak and boutiques stuffed with expensive imports. On the outside it is a fortress.


Kenya's judges who nullified election face 'savage' threats

58 minutes ago

Attempts to intimidate Kenya's Supreme Court judges after they nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election have been "unlawful and savage in nature," the nation's judiciary has said, as police used tear gas on ruling party supporters who protested outside the court demanding the judges' removal.

Kenya dump dwellers make a living recycling hair extensions

2017-09-18 17:05

In one of Africa's largest dumps, some residents are making a living by collecting and recycling hair from mountains of rubbish.

Kenya election rerun in doubt as acrimony deepens

2017-09-17 07:00

Doubts are growing over Kenya's ability to hold a rerun of its presidential election in just one month as key players remain unable to agree on how to conduct a credible vote, analysts say.

Audit shows no hacking of Kenya vote system: French firm

2017-09-15 20:03

An audit of the electronic system used to tally votes in Kenya's cancelled presidential poll showed no manipulation of data, the French biometrics firm that supplied the system has said.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Kenya, Nigeria

2017-09-14 08:37

AfriForum says it won't be deterred in its case against Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, and riots have broken out in Kenya's opposition stronghold of Kisumu city.

Riots in Kenya city after rumor about alleged election fraud

2017-09-13 17:15

Riots broke out in Kenya's opposition stronghold of Kisumu city after a rumor spread about alleged efforts to rig next month's presidential election, a police official has said.

Observers under fire for 'rubber stamping' Kenya vote

2017-09-12 14:26

Accused of glossing over flaws in Kenya's election which later caused the result to be overturned, international observers are under a harsh spotlight ahead of a re-run next month.

Somali troops flee to Kenya to escape Shabaab attack

2017-09-11 17:43

Somali soldiers, some of them wounded, fled across the border into Kenya during an attack by Islamic militants on the town of Bulo Hawo, security sources have said.

To win by (il)legal means

2017-09-10 06:01

Contesting Kenya’s upcoming election (again) will be a cinch for Kenyatta, writes Azu Ishiekwene.

Tanzanian opposition figure recovering in Kenyan hospital

2017-09-09 14:56

Tanzanian politician Tundu Lissu, an outspoken government critic who was shot and wounded this week in an attack that shocked the country, is recovering in a Kenyan hospital, his party has said.

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