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Kenya’s top court nixed poll because it couldn’t see data

Posted by on 20/09/2017
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Kenya’s top court nixed poll because it couldn’t see data

Kenya’s top court nixed poll because it couldn’t see data

NAIROBI: Kenya’s Supreme Court said yesterday it nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election largely because the electoral commission refused scrutiny of its computerized voting system. The court judges said because the electoral commission refused to allow scrutiny of its computer servers it had no option but to agree with the claim by Kenya’s opposition leader Raila […]

Morsi sentenced to 25 years in Qatar spy case

Posted by on 16/09/2017
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Morsi sentenced to 25 years in Qatar spy case

Morsi sentenced to 25 years in Qatar spy case

CAIRO: An Egyptian court yesterday sentenced ousted president Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood to 25 years in prison in a final ruling over a case accusing him of spying for Qatar, judicial sources said. Morsi, democratically elected after Egypt’s 2011 revolution, was overthrown in mid-2013 by then-general Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, now the president, following […]

Buhari to pass through London after UN trip

Buhari to pass through London after UN trip

Posted by on 16/09/2017
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Buhari to pass through London after UN trip

ABUJA: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will pass through London, where he spent five months on medical leave this year, on his way home from the United Nations General Assembly, his spokesman said on Friday. Buhari will depart for New York on Sunday, his spokesman said in an emailed statement. It will be the first time […]

US kills six in Shabaab air strikes in Somalia

Posted by on 13/09/2017
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US kills six in Shabaab air strikes in Somalia

US kills six in Shabaab air strikes in Somalia

WASHINGTON: US forces in Somalia conducted three air strikes on Islamist Shabaab targets yesterday, killing six fighters with the Al-Qaeda linked group, the US military said. The pre-dawn operation occurred in southern Somalia about 160 miles south of Mogadishu. The strikes were conducted under powers President Donald Trump gave the Pentagon in March that lets […]

Seven killed in Boko Haram attack on displaced camp

Posted by on 09/09/2017
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Seven killed in Boko Haram attack on displaced camp

Seven killed in Boko Haram attack on displaced camp

KANO, Nigeria: At least seven people were killed when Boko Haram jihadists attacked a camp for people displaced by the conflict in northeast Nigeria, militia members and locals said Saturday. The attack on Friday evening in Ngala, near the border with Cameroon, came as two people were killed in an explosion outside another camp in […]

South African rape victims struggle against policing

Posted by on 07/09/2017
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South African rape victims struggle against policing

South African rape victims struggle against policing

Victims live in fear, rapists run free VOSLOORUS: South African chef Nthabiseng Mabuza, 35, was on her way to work and the only passenger in a public mini-bus taxi when she was raped by the driver. Her alleged attacker was arrested at the scene after she shouted for help to a passerby who flagged down […]

Ethiopia faces worst drought in years as millions at risk

Posted by on 05/09/2017
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Ethiopia faces worst drought in years as millions at risk

Ethiopia faces worst drought in years as millions at risk

‘The aid we are receiving is not enough to feed ourselves and our animals’ DANAN, Ethiopia: Men, women and children in this remote region of Ethiopia scramble to receive food aid and feed their rail-thin cattle as a huge cloud of dust rises into a sky that hasn’t delivered enough rain for the past three […]

UN accuses Burundi govt of crimes against humanity

Posted by on 04/09/2017
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UN accuses Burundi govt of crimes against humanity

UN accuses Burundi govt of crimes against humanity

Fingers point towards the highest level of the state GENEVA: UN investigators yesterday accused Burundi’s government of crimes against humanity, including executions and torture, and urged the International Criminal Court to open a case “as soon as possible”. The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Burundi said it had “reasonable grounds to believe that crimes […]

BRICS urges UN reform, cooperation on terror

Posted by on 04/09/2017
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BRICS urges UN reform, cooperation on terror

BRICS urges UN reform, cooperation on terror

‘Islamist fundamentalists pose a universal threat’ XIAMEN: The BRICS group of five major emerging economies called yesterday for reform of the United Nations and tougher measures against terrorist groups, while denouncing North Korea’s latest nuclear test at a summit in China that seeks to enlarge the organization’s presence on the world stage. The nations – […]

Zuma’s ex-wife lashes critics as S Africa power race heats up

Posted by on 29/08/2017
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Zuma’s ex-wife lashes critics as S Africa power race heats up

Zuma’s ex-wife lashes critics as S Africa power race heats up

JOHANNESBURG: The former wife of South African President Jacob Zuma yesterday dismissed criticism that her bid to succeed him in office is a strategy to protect him from criminal prosecution. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former chief of the African Union, is a leading candidate to replace Zuma as head of the ruling ANC party in December […]

Life returns to Chad island despite Boko Haram threat

Posted by on 29/08/2017
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Life returns to Chad island despite Boko Haram threat

Life returns to Chad island despite Boko Haram threat

BOL, Chad: Gaou Moussa stands in front of his family home nestled in the dense vegetation of Chad’s Tchoukouli island, where burnt straw and charred wood still litter the ground from a Boko Haram attack three years ago. “They killed my brother and we fled,” he said. Tchoukouli-one of hundreds of tiny interconnected islands about […]

Kenya’s Supreme Court begins hearing election challenge

Posted by on 28/08/2017
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Kenya’s Supreme Court begins hearing election challenge

Kenya’s Supreme Court begins hearing election challenge

NAIROBI: Judges at Kenya’s Supreme Court yesterday began hearing an opposition petition challenging the result of the August 8 presidential election. The seven judges have until September 1 to rule in the case in which opposition leader Raila Odinga alleges computer hacking and fraud handed victory to incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta. Yesterday the court permitted […]

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