Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Raila Odinga. Photo by: Chatham House
NAIAROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - The Kenyan elections debacle is set for another twist following the decision by the National Super Alliance (NASA) to defy the government's warning and proceed with the swearing-in of its leader Raila Odinga set for Tuesday in Nairobi. Kenyan presidential election comments Odinga, who was a...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, on April 20, 2016. Photo by: US State Department (Public Domain)
CAIRO, Egypt (ViaNews) - As the deadline for applying to become a presidential candidate approaches, current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi barely has any competition. There were three other potential contenders for the presidency but one by one they all dropped out of the race. The first strong potential candidate was Ahmed Shafik: a former military man and a very successful...
Jacob Zuma, Presdent of South Africa, at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, June 12, 2009. Photo by World Economic Forum / Eric Miller.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - A South African judge has ruled the country’s legislature must now set out rules of impeachment for President Jacob Zuma. The Constitutional Court judge said lawmakers “did not hold the president to account and must put in place a mechanism that could be used for the removal of the president from office,” according to the UPI. Zuma, 75,...
South Africa voting station sign.
Port Shepstone, South Africa (ViaNews) - Metsimaholo Municipality is in South Africa’s Free State province. This was the sovereign homeland of Afrikaner farmers from 1837 until Britain annexed it during the Anglo Boer War. The province continued under Afrikaner control after Union, until the birth of the new South African Republic in 1994. But the nation was still deeply...
Kenyatta wins Kenyan elections.
Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - The Supreme Court of Kenya has upheld the October 26th election of Uhuru Kenyatta during a determination announced by Chief Justice David Maraga on Monday morning in Nairobi, Kenya. This development has come at a time when there have been reports over the past one week of unrest in parts of the country with supporters loyal...
Fisht Olympic stadium
Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - African football has been on the ascendancy in the last couple of years with Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the heart of driving that change. In 2018, Africa will set on another course of discovery when its five representatives head to Russia for the FIFA World Cup. Prior to the most prestigious competition in...
Westgate shopping mall, Kenya.
Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - September 21, 2013, is a day that is carved into Kenya’s history as one of the darkest moments. The bright and sunny Saturday afternoon gave the bubbly shoppers at the mall and Kenyans alike no inkling that disaster was to strike. Shortly before midday, four heavily armed men affiliated to the militia group Al-Shabaab opened...
The centre of Kigali, Rwanda.
Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - Rwanda, a small country of about 12 million people that is located in East Africa has risen from the depths of turbulent times forever embedded in history to be a hub of buzzing business, visionary leadership and insatiable quest for progress. The foundation of the current state of affairs has been built on the ashes of...
Kenya Presidential election result annulled by Supreme Court decision.
Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - The Supreme Court of Kenya added a new twist to the election conundrum after nullifying the Kenyan presidential elections held on August 8 during an announcement made on Friday morning in Nairobi. Four judges led by Chief Justice David Maraga, his deputy Philomena Mwilu, Smokin Wanjala and Isaac Lenaola were on the view that the electoral...
Kenyatta wins Kenyan elections.
Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - There has been widespread unrest in some parts of Kenya following the announcement of the presidential election results, by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which essentially granted Uhuru Kenyatta a second term in office. The results announced on Friday night, saw IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati declare Kenyatta winner of the August 8 polls with...
Kenya election riots.
This year's elections have been peaceful, but there are claims and counter claims regarding the results. From the day leading up to elections, companies reduced operations or shut down temporarily to allow staff to go to their rural homes to vote. The concerns about safety played a large part in convincing companies to reduce operations. Some companies went as far...
Cairo University
Cairo University, one of the top universities in Egypt and the Middle East, could have one of its Professors facing potential sexual harassment and blackmail charges. In statements made to DMC TV Egypt (which is a Satellite TV Channel in Egypt), Cairo University’s President Mohamed El-Khesht, referred to Professor of Mass Communication, Yaseen Lasheen, to General Prosecution on allegations of...

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