Africa

Kenya Presidential Results “Null& Void”: Raila Odinga

Raila Odinga has rejected the results of Kenya’s presidential election saying that the figures announced on Monday were “null and void”. According to the official results, Mr Odinga narrowly lost to Deputy President William Ruto. Mr Odinga accused the head of the electoral body of a “blatant disregard of the …

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Now That Ruto Is Kenya’s President-Elect, What Happens Next?

William Samoei Arap Ruto, deputy president of Kenya since 2013, has been declared winner of a keenly contested election in East Africa’s powerhouse. Ruto won the election by a narrow margin, garnering 50.49 percent of the votes to his closest challenger Raila Odinga’s 48.85 percent. “I stand before you despite …

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Ruto Wins Kenya’s Presidential Race Amid Drama

Deputy President William Ruto has been declared the winner of Kenya’s presidential election amid dramatic scenes. He narrowly beat his rival, Raila Odinga, taking 50.5% of the vote, according to the official results. The announcement was delayed amid scuffles and allegations of vote-rigging by Mr Odinga’s campaign. Four of the …

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Zim Sets Sights On UN Security Council Seat

Zimbabwe has presented its candidacy for an African rotational slot as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for 2027-2028, and now awaits the authorisation of the African Union Executive Council during its next session in February next year. The pending validation of the AU Executive Council is …

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Botswana-Zimbabwe Livestock Conflict Ends

Fruitful engagements between Plumtree and Botswana chiefs living along the border fence have seen no livestock shot in the past year. Plumtree villagers living along the border fence had been having their livestock shot whenever it strayed into Botswana. Over 600 cattle and 109 donkeys from Zimbabwe were shot between …

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South Africa Stops Releasing Daily Covid-19 Statistics

South Africa says it has stopped issuing daily Covid-19 updates citing “reduced severity and transmisibility of the disease at the current moment.” In June, South Africa repealed Covid-19 rules that made masks mandatory in indoor public spaces, limited the size of gatherings and imposed entry requirements at its borders. Now, …

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UN Flags Zim Over Civil Society Clampdown

Zimbabwe has been flagged by the United Nations as one of the countries in the world systematically threatening civil liberties by imposing laws that affects human rights including the controversial Private Voluntary Organisations (PVOs) Bill and the Zanu PF-supported Patriotic Bill. The country was named together with the Philippines, Thailand, …

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