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Kenya opposition to file petition against presidential vote

16 minutes ago

Dozens of supporters of Kenya's opposition coalition have gathered around the Supreme Court building where lawyers are expected to file a petition contesting President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, S Leone, Kenya

2017-08-18 19:28

Ex-AU commission's chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has hinted that Grace Mugabe must face the law over assault charges, and UN says more than 400 bodies have been pulled from the debris of Sierra Leone's mudslides.

Kenya’s post-election violence: the harm that’s been done to children

2017-08-18 12:30

It's important to understand the nature and extent of children's exposure to violence during general elections so they can be protected, writes Winnie Waiyaki.

SA conservationist killed in Tanzania after almost a decade of death threats

2017-08-18 10:06

A South African wildlife conservationist has presumably been shot dead by poachers in Tanzania after recieving death threats.

US says airstrikes kill 7 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

2017-08-17 21:01

The US military says it has killed seven al-Shabaab fighters in a series of airstrikes in Somalia as the Trump administration steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa.

Sudan's Bashir aims to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam

2017-08-17 21:01

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has said that the construction of Ethiopia's controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River would not impact water supplies to Egypt as feared by Cairo.

Kenya’s election: the good, the bad and the memorable moments

2017-08-17 13:17

Kenya's recently concluded general election has been described as a mixed bag of highs and the lows being the deadly clashes, writes Faith Kiboro.

Kenyan opposition to launch 'civil disobedience' campaign

2017-08-16 21:00

Kenya's opposition has announced it will challenge the results of last week's presidential election in Supreme Court and wage a campaign of "civil disobedience."

Kenya's defeated Odinga to take poll dispute to top court

2017-08-16 17:35

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has said he would take his claims that Kenya's presidential election was rigged to the Supreme Court, after previously refusing to do so, and vowed to protest peacefully.

Kenya minister blocks actions against NGOs after election

2017-08-16 14:32

Kenya's interior minister has blocked an attempt to de-register two civil society groups that pointed out anomalies in last week's presidential election.

 

Four 'hacked to death' in Kenya attack claimed by Shabaab

16 minutes ago

Four people were hacked to death and their houses torched in an attack claimed by Shabaab militants in Kenya's coastal Lamu county, says police.

Rwanda leader Kagame inaugurated after winning nearly 99% of vote

2017-08-18 14:03

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is being inaugurated after winning re-election with nearly 99% of the vote.

Officials say extremist group beheads 3 people in Kenya

2017-08-18 11:06

Kenyan officials say suspected Islamic militants have beheaded three people and burnt houses in an attack along the Indian coast.

Burundi: 1 killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks, say police

2017-08-18 09:26

Burundian police say at least one person has been killed and 29 others injured in grenade attacks in the capital Bujumbura.

Kenya holds memorial service for murdered election official

2017-08-17 21:01

Kenyans have held a memorial service for the election official who was found tortured and killed shortly before this month's presidential vote.

1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

2017-08-17 17:11

The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations has said, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

Top Africa Stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Nigeria

2017-08-17 09:04

The MDC says Zimbabwe's international image has been tarnished by Grace Mugabe's alleged assault, and Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been released from prison and treason charges against him have been dropped.

The Latest: EU urges Kenya to publish all election results

2017-08-16 18:41

The European Union's election observer mission in Kenya is calling on the government to promptly publish all results forms of the disputed August 8 vote.

Suspense as Kenya awaits next move on poll dispute

2017-08-16 16:33

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is expected to unveil his next move to contest a presidential poll he claims was rigged in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenya election official stopped from flying to US

2017-08-16 10:31

Kenyan officials say a top electoral official, among those who oversaw Kenya's disputed presidential election, has been stopped from travelling to the US.

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