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Kenya's elections chief says hard to guarantee credible presidential poll

Kenya's election commission head said Wednesday it is difficult to guarantee that the Oct. 26 presidential poll would be free and fair.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/19 9:27:19

Kenyan election official flees country

A top Kenyan election commissioner has quit and fled the country ahead of an October 26 presidential election saying the vote would not be credible but incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta restated his commitment to the poll.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/18 22:28:39

Kenya's poll official resigns ahead of repeat presidential election

An official of Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Roselyn Akombe, resigned on Wednesday, calling for a halt to next week's presidential elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/18 15:48:20

Libyan court suspends presidential council decision to form military zones

The Benghazi Court of Appeal on Tuesday suspended a decision of the Tripoli-based Presidential Council to form seven military zones.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/18 10:56:43

147 illegal immigrants rescued off western Libyan coast

Libyan coast guards on Tuesday rescued 147 illegal immigrants off the coast of the western city Garabulli.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/18 10:53:04

Sudan welcomes Arab League's support for lifting of US sanctions

Sudan on Tuesday expressed appreciation over stances of the Arab League (AL) in support of Khartoum at all regional and international forums, as well as on the lifting of US sanctions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/18 10:49:47

UN Peacekeeping chief voices concern over situation in South Sudan

UN Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Tuesday expressed concern over the dire security and humanitarian situation in South Sudan and the lack of progress in the political process.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/18 10:49:25

S. African ruling alliance under threat

South Africa's ruling tripartite alliance hangs in balance after President Jacob Zuma reshuffled the cabinet on Tuesday, removing Blade Nzimande, the South African Communist Party (SACP) general secretary, from cabinet.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/18 10:18:06

East African bloc says to restart stalled S. Sudan peace talks in 2 months

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) said on Tuesday a high-level forum will convene within two months to find a political solution to the South Sudan conflict.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/18 10:14:33

AU official urges action on free movement of people in Africa

Africa needs to fast-track the adoption of key policies and legal frameworks to facilitate free movement of migrants in the continent, Khabele Matlosa, director of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission said Monday in Rwanda's capital city Kigali.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/17 9:33:52

Rwandan court starts hearing case against former presidential aspirant

A Rwandan court on Monday began hearing a case against a woman who showed interest in August's presidential election for inciting insurrection and forgery.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/17 9:33:26

AL chief calls for supporting security institutions in terror-stricken Somalia

Arab League (AL) Chief Ahmed Aboul-Gheit called on Monday for intensifying Arab and international support for Somali security institutions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/17 9:22:24

Death toll rises to 34 in immigrant boat sinking in Tunisia

The death toll in the sinking of a Tunisian illegal immigrant boat has risen to 34, the spokesman of Tunisian Ministry of National Defense Belhassen Oueslati said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/17 9:21:49

Kenya employers lobby calls for dialogue to end political impasse

Kenya's employers lobby on Monday called for dialogue to end the current political impasse ahead of the presidential polls slated for Oct. 26.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/17 9:20:40

Death toll from Somalia bomb attack tops 300

More than 300 people were killed from twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught up in Somalia's deadliest attack in a decade.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/16 23:08:39

Death toll from Somalia's deadly twin attacks rises to 276

At least 276 people have been killed and more than 300 others injured following Saturday's twin bomb attacks in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, a government official confirmed Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 17:06:05

Somali blast toll rises to 276, as international community rushes help

The death toll from Saturday's massive bombing in Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 276, with about 300 people injured, according to Information Minister Abdirahman Osman.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 13:51:27

US condemns attack after truck bomb kills 276 in Somalia

The United States has condemned "in the strongest terms" the deadliest single attack by terrorists in Somali capital Mogadishu Saturday, killing 276 people and injuring many more.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 11:20:36