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  • In pictures: Kenyatta sworn in for a second term

    KENYA, 2017/11/30 Kenyatta's calls for unity echo those he made throughout an election campaign in which he as well launched searing attacks on the judiciary and opposition. President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday vowed to be the leader of all Kenyans and work to unite the country next a bruising and drawn out election process that ended with his swearing-in. "I will devote my time and energy to build bridges, to unite and bring prosperity," he said as he started his second term faced with a large portion of the people that rejects his election outright.
  • Chaos in Kenya as President Kenyatta sworn in, with police clashing with supporters and opposition groups

    KENYA, 2017/11/29 Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday in what some hoped would be the end of months of election turmoil, which Kenyatta said stretched the country “almost to the breaking point”. But violence continued, with at least one person killed as police fired rifles and tear gas to break up a large opposition gathering. During and next Kenyatta’s inauguration, police elsewhere in the capital, Nairobi, tried to stop the opposition from holding demonstrations to mourn dozens killed by police and militia since the original election in August. A witness said one person was shot dead, and opposition leader Raila Odinga was shoved into his vehicle amid clouds of tear gas any minute at this time next he called Kenyatta’s presidency illegitimate.
  • Mugabe wept after 'chameleons' forced him to resign

    ZIMBABWE, 2017/11/27 Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe cried and lamented “betrayal by his lieutenants” at the same time as he agreed to step down last week under pressure from the military and his party next 37 years in power, the Standard newspaper said in its Sunday edition. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe loyalist, was sworn in on Friday and attention is focused on whether he will name a broad-based government or select figures from Mugabe’s era.
  • How Mugabe's wife became the reason for his downfall

    ZIMBABWE, 2017/11/22 President Robert Mugabe's breakdown was caused by the ambitions of his combative wife Grace, whose emergence as his likely successor proved a step too far for Zimbabwe's military, analysts say. Grace Mugabe -- 41 years younger than her husband -- was once dismissed as a lightweight shopping addict.
  • Mugabe Makes First Public Appearance Since Military Action

    ZIMBABWE, 2017/11/18 President Robert Mugabe was Friday officiating at the Zimbabwe Open University graduation ceremony in Harare despite reportedly being under home arrest. Missing from the event however, was higher education minister Jonathan Moyo who is usually by the president's side at such events. In place of Moyo, who is believed to be one of the officials wanted by the military, was deputy higher education minister Godfrey Gandawa.
  • Mugabe Meets Army Boss, Envoys Amid Calls for His Resignation

    ZIMBABWE, 2017/11/18 MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai says President Robert Mugabe must step down instantly to pave way for a transitional mechanism to take Zimbabwe to a new dispensation. He was speaking during a press conference held in Harare Thursday, a day next he returned from South Africa where he was being treated for cancer. Tsvangirai condemned President Mugabe for refusing to relinquish power next having presided over violent and rigged elections for almost four decades saying regional bodies have tolerated him for too long.
  • Breakaway Somaliland to elect new president

    SOMALIA, 2017/11/13
  • Liberia: Weaah, Boakai up for runoff

    LIBERIA, 2017/10/16 With 74 % of total votes in the October presidential election tallied, it is obvious that the two frontrunners, George Manneh Weagh of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change and Joseph Nyumah Boakai of the ruling Unity Party are poised to go for a runoff.According to the results announced Saturday by National Elections Commission (NEC) Chairman Jerome Korkoya, Weah accumulated 441,830 or 39.2 % of the 1,193,331 votes tallied, while Joseph Boakai obtained 334,162 or 29.6 % of the votes.
  • Kenya bans protests, setting up showdown with opposition supporters

    KENYA, 2017/10/13 Tensions rose in Kenya on Thursday as the government banned demonstrations and indicated that it would go ahead with an election rerun that the opposition is convinced cannot be free and equitable under the current system. The order sets authorities on a collision course with supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who before this week pulled out of the Oct. 26 vote. Major demonstrations against the electoral commission, which the opposition sees as favoring incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, have been called for Friday.
  • After stability under Sirleaf, Liberians long for more from next leader

    LIBERIA, 2017/10/09 As Liberia goes to the polls on Tuesday, some see ex-footballer George Weah as the man to provide jobs and proper housing.