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How Kenya’s votes will be counted, and why transparency is so crucial

Share the post “How Kenya’s votes will be counted, and why transparency is so crucial” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail The shocking murder of Christopher Msando, which came to light this week, casts a pall over Kenya’s 8 August elections. As the acting director of information and communications technology at the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Msando had […]

Share the post “Following Kagame’s 99% election win, his former chief of staff speaks out against the international community’s uncritical support for the president.” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail On 4 August, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame was re-elected with a near-perfect vote of 99%, earning himself a place in history alongside the likes of Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein and […]

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Share the post “Zambia: Lungu attacks law body but dictatorship remains out of reach” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail On 5 July, Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu added to concerns over his increasing authoritarianism as he declared a threatened state of emergency. He claimed that a spate of suspicious fires targeting public buildings and a third of stalls of Lusaka […]

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Share the post “DR Congo: Opposition elites won’t save us” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Observers hope that prominent opposition figures can provide an alternative to President Kabila. But many Congolese distrust these would-be leaders. It has been a grim couple of months in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), even by our own depressing standards. Slaughter in the […]

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Share the post “Rwanda and Kenya kick off a clutch of African elections” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail With three elections in one month, the complexities of sub-Saharan Africa are on full display. On August 4, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame won reelection by a widely anticipated landslide. Next up is Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta, who is hoping to retain power in […]

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Share the post “Becoming Muslim helped me cope with Al-Qaeda – Freed S. African hostage” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail He was captured by insurgent group Al-Qaeda in Mali at the time Stephen McGowon was a Catholic. He was held for six years and only recently released on humanitarian grounds. The South African tourist – now fully bearded, says […]

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Share the post “Michigan woman killed by hippo on African safari” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail A Rochester Hills woman was tragically attacked by a hippopotamus on an African safari and ultimately passed away from her injuries. Carol Kirken went to Tanzania on vacation with her family and was posting details of her trip to Facebook as late as […]

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Share the post “South African bodybuilder dies in freak accident after back-flip attempt goes awry” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Up-and-coming South African bodybuilder Sifiso Lungelo Thabathe looked to have a bright future ahead of him. He was already a champion at age 23, having won a prestigious junior championship in Johannesburg last month. His promising career was cut […]

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Share the post “Lamine Diack: Ex-athletics chief investigated in corruption inquiry” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Lamine Diack, ex-head of the IAAF, is being investigated over allegations he took payments for deferring sanctions against Russian drugs cheats. French prosecutors – acting on information supplied by the World Anti Doping Authority – suspect Senegalese Diack, 82, of receiving money in […]

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Share the post “INTERPOL issues Red Notice against Papa Massata Diack at France’s request” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail INTERPOL issues Red Notice against Papa Massata Diack at France’s request World police body supporting French probe into alleged athletics corruption LYON, France – INTERPOL has issued an internationally wanted persons Red Notice for Papa Massata Diack at the request […]

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