Cape Town News

Patricia de Lille gets more time as Cape Town mayor

Court asks more time to deliberate de Lille suspension by the Democratic Alliance. Patricia de Lille has returned to work as mayor of Cape Town after the high court of the Western Cape decided that h...
Cape Town News

Mayor of Cape Town fights back against dismissal

Patricia de Lille is taking her case against the Democratic Alliance to court. Patricia de Lille, the mayor of Cape Town, who has been dismissed from her party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), and as...
Cairo News

Egypt re-elects Sisi as president

Sisi sweeps to inevitable victory in lop-sided election race. Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been re-elected with 97 per cent of the vote, securing a landslide victory - as was widely ex...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia gets new prime minister

New Ethiopian prime minister from the Oromia region. Abiy Ahmed was sworn is as Ethiopia’s new prime minister by the country’s legislature on 1 April only a few days after he had been voted in as cha...
Cairo News

Presidential election underway in Egypt

Sisi expected to win easily against minor opposition candidate. Egyptians are casting their ballots in a presidential election that is running from 26-28 March and is certain to secure a second four-...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania threatens to shut churches after criticism of president

Religious organisations in Tanzania face having licenses revoked. Tanzanian churches whose preachers "mix religion with politics" face being closed down according to a statement issued by the country...
Nairobi News

Odinga calls off inauguration ceremony

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga drops plans for mock inauguration. Kenya's opposition has called off plans for an "inauguration" ceremony of its leader Raila Odinga, of the National Super Allia...
Nairobi News

Kenyatta to be sworn in on 28 November

Supreme court upholds result of Kenyan presidential re-election. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta of the multi-party Jubilee Alliance will be sworn-in for a second term at Nairobi's Safaricom Kasarani...
Nairobi News

Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidential re-election

Opposition leader Odinga calls for election re-run within 90 days.Incumbent Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of the presidential election re-run on 26 October, winning near...
Nairobi News

Tensions high as Kenya prepares for presidential re-election

Foreign diplomats warn of growing insecurity ahead of 26 October poll. There are concerns over "growing insecurity" in Kenya ahead of the presidential election re-run on 26 October, according to a gr...
Nairobi News

Odinga withdraws from Kenya's election re-run

Kenyatta says re-election will go ahead regardless as Odinga calls for protests. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of the presidential election re-run, scheduled for 26 October,...
Nairobi News

Investigation into Kenya's electoral commission

Kenya extends date for new presidential poll by nine days. Kenya's chief prosecutor has ordered a probe into the country's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to investigate whethe...
Cairo News

Italy reinstates ambassador in Cairo

Italian ambassador returns to Cairo despite Regeni controversy. Italy's new ambassador to Egypt, Giampaolo Cantini, took office in Cairo on 14 September following a year and a half during which Italy...
Nairobi News

Kenya's electoral commission appoints new staff

Reshuffle follows call for changes by Odinga ahead of 17 October election re-run.Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has appointed new additional staff to its top management...
Nairobi News

Kenya to hold new presidential election on 17 October

Kenyatta and Odinga will be only names on ballot along with their running mates.Kenya will hold a fresh presidential election on 17 October following the supreme court's decision to annul the results...
Nairobi News

Kenyan presidential result annulled by supreme court

Surprise cancellation of Kenyatta victory welcomed by Odinga supporters.Kenya's supreme court has annulled the result of the country's contentious presidential election, citing irregularities by the e...
Nairobi News

Tension in Kenya ahead of crucial election ruling

Supreme court ruling on presidential election validity on 1 September. Kenya's supreme court is to rule on 1 September on the validity of the country's presidential election which took place on 8 A...
Lagos News

Nigerian president returns to Nigeria

Buhari spent over three months in London for treatment.Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation in a televised speech on 21 August following his return to the captital Abuja after more...
Nairobi News

Odinga to challenge presidential election result in court

Opposition leader backtracks on initial refusal to seek legal redress. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is to file a petition in the supreme court against the results of the 8 August president...
Nairobi News

Business as usual in Kenya after disputed presidential elections

Kenyans largely ignore defeated Odinga’s call to strike. It was largely business as usual in Kenya on 14 August despite a strike call from opposition leader Raila Odinga in grievance over the outco...