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Nairobi News

Nairobi electoral protest turns violent

Police clash with opposition supporters during demonstration for reform of electoral commission. Anti-riot police clashed with protesters demanding the dissolution of the Kenyan electoral board dur...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzanian president disbands telecoms board

President Magufuli continues to combat corruption and waste. Tanzanian president John Magufuli has suspended the head of the regulatory body that governs the country's telecoms sector and disbanded...
Arusha News

East African electronic passports

E-passport will give citizens easier access around East African Community. The East African Community (EAC) is set to introduce e-passports, facilitating easier movement around the trading bloc who...
Lagos News

Nigerian army kills Biafra campaigners

Five pro-Biafra supporters killed celebrating leader's release. Nigerian security forces killed five pro-Biafra campaigners as they celebrated the release of their leader Nnamdi Kanu in the souther...
Dar Es Salaam News

New Tanzanian president cuts costs

President scraps independence day celebration. Tanzania's newly-elected president John Magufuli has scrapped celebrations for the upcoming Independence Day on 9 December, marking the first time in...
Cairo News

Second phase of Egyptian elections

Low voter turnout for Egypt’s parliamentary elections. The second round of Egypt’s two-part parliamentary elections ended on 23 November, following two days of low voter turnout. The elections,...
Lagos News

Nigerian cabinet sworn in

Buhari appoints cabinet seven months after election. Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party swore in a cabinet on 11 November, more than seven month...
Arusha News

Tanzanian opposition makes gains in Arusha

Although the ruling CCM held on to the presidency by a large margin in the Tanzanian elections on 25 October, the opposition coalition made gains in its heartland in northern Tanzania as well in Dar E...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania's ruling CCM wins election

Opposition rejects presidential election results. John Magufuli of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) has been declared the country’s fifth president despite the main opposition candidate Edward...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania prepares for elections

Nation gears up for most competitive election in its history. Tanzania is preparing for its presidential and parliamentary elections on 25 October, in what are expected to be the most tightly conte...
Cairo News

First round of Egyptian elections ends

Low turnout in first phase of Egypt's parliamentary elections. The first round of Egypt's two-part parliamentary elections ended on 19 October, following two days of extremely low turnout in the st...
Maputo News

Mozambique opposition boycotts peace talks

Convoy of Renamo leader attacked Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo has boycotted peace talks with the ruling Frelimo for the second time, amid a resumption of low-level clashes between reb...
Cairo News

Egypt government resigns

Move follows arrest of agriculture minister amid corruption enquiry. Egypt's prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab and his cabinet resigned on 12 September, days after the country's agriculture minister w...
Cairo News

Egypt to hold parliament elections in October and November

Nation sets election date after three years without parliament Egypt is to hold parliamentary elections in two stages in October and November after being without a parliament since it was dissolved...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania election campaign underway

Tough fight expected by UKAWA opposition coalition Campaigning for Tanzania's presidential and parliamentary elections is in full swing ahead of the country's 25 October polls. The election is e...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania's opposition parties name presidential candidate

Edward Lowassa to head opposition Edward Lowassa, originally seen as the possible presidential candidate for Tanzania's ruling party, has instead been chosen as the presidential candidate for the o...
Addis Ababa News

Obama arrives in Addis Ababa

US president flies to Addis Ababa after Nairobi visit President Barack Obama has made history by becoming the first US president to visit Ethiopia, where he is holding talks with the country's pre...
Nairobi News

Nairobi closes airspace for Obama visit

President's security undermined after flight times leaked Kenya is to close its airspace for 50 minutes to facilitate the arrival of US president Barack Obama in Nairobi on 23 July, according to th...
Nairobi News

Heavy security in Nairobi for Obama visit

Threat of anti-gay protest during Obama trip Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been secured by American security agents ahead of the visit by US president Barack Obama on 23 July....
Nairobi News

US travel warning ahead of Obama visit to Nairobi

Obama travels to Nairobi and Addis Ababa The US has warned its citizens in Kenya of the potential for terrorist attacks during the upcoming visit of US president Barack Obama which starts on 23 Ju...


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