Burundi: UN Monitors Slam Burundi Election
06 July 2015, All Africa.com
Burundi's parliamentary election has been declared neither fair nor free by UN monitors. Monday's poll was boycotted by opposition parties. The USA says Burundi's July 15 presidential election should be delayed.
SADC Calls Urgent Meeting About Lesotho
In a preliminary report published on Friday, UN observers said this week's poll took place in a climate of fear read more...
06 July 2015, All Africa.com
Pretoria — President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, will on Friday host a SADC meeting on Lesotho.
Political Tension Grips Burkina Faso Ahead of Elections
President Zuma will host the Heads of State of the SADC Double Troika for an Extra-ordinary Summit of the Double Troika, set to take place in read more...
06 July 2015, Voice of America
DAKAR— Nearly a year after a civilian uprising ousted Africa’s longest-ruling leaders, Blaise Compaore, Burkina Faso’s transitional government is gearing up for critical presidential elections next October.
With about four months to go before elections, observers say Burkina Faso’s transitional government must focus on organizing read more...
Burundi: Polling Booths Open in Controversial Burundi Elections
29 June 2015, All Africa.com
Polling stations in Burundi's controversial parliamentary and local elections have officially opened, with the climate tense after two months of protests sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term.
The polls opened at 6am local time (04:00 GMT) on Monday.
Some 3.8 million Burundians are eligible read more...
Nigerian President Promises to Recover Stolen Funds
29 June 2015, Voice of America
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to recovering billions of dollars of stolen state funds embezzled and siphoned out of the country by former officials, says presidential spokesman Garba Shehu.
He says officials from the United States and other European countries have pledged support in Buhari’s bid to recover and repatriate read more...
Study: At 40, Mozambique at Crossroads
29 June 2015, Voice of America
JOHANNESBURG— Mozambique celebrated 40 years of independence on Thursday, holding military parades as it angled to emerge from generations of persistent, desperate poverty.
The recent discovery of an estimated 180 trillion cubic feet of off-shore gas — enough to supply Germany, Britain, France and Italy for nearly two decades read more...
Sudan: Zuma, Ministers Hatched Plot to Allow Al-Bashir's Escape - Report
22 June 2015, News 24/All Africa.com
President Jacob Zuma and four Cabinet ministers hatched a plot to ensure Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's safe travel out of South Africa, it was reported on Friday.
Liberia: Naciwa Wants Anti-Corruption Institutions Strengthened
Al-Bashir slipped out of the country moments before judges in the High Court in Pretoria ordered he be arrested. The Sudanese leader was in Johannesburg read more...
22 June 2015, All Africa.com
The Network of Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIWA) has called for the strengthening of anti-corruption institutions in the region in order to effectively curb corruption and promote economic and social development.
Mozambique: Agreement On Separation of Party and State
The call was contained in a communiqué issued at the Extraordinary General Assembly read more...
22 June 2015, All Africa.com
The dialogue between the government and the country's largest opposition party Renamo, now in its 108th round, on 15 June finally achieved consensus on the third point of its agenda, the separation of political parties from the state.
Ethiopia: Blue Party Raises Serious Complaints, Rejects Election Results
The heads of the two delegations, Agriculture Minister Jose Pacheco and Renamo parliamentarian read more...
09 June 2015, Addis Fortune/All Africa.com
Blue Party, like Medrek, has denounced the preliminary results but has not announced its next steps
Burundi Opposition Rejects New Election Timetable
Blue Party has become the second party after Medrek to denounce the preliminary results of the election released by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) this week.
Despite both parties decrying read more...
09 June 2015, Voice of America
A spokesman for Burundi’s independent opposition coalition said the proposal by the electoral commission to change the dates for national elections has no standing because Burundi has no legally constituted electoral commission.
Francois Bizimana, spokesman for Mizero Y’Barundi, or "Hope for All Burundians,” said read more...
Africa: On the Agenda - What to Expect At the Johannesburg Summit
09 June 2015, ISS
The theme of the coming African Union (AU) summit is likely to be eclipsed by pressing peace and security issues. This includes the situation in Burundi and the crisis in Libya. Xenophobia, migration and terrorism will also be high on the summit's agenda.
Ethiopia Votes With Ruling Party Almost Certain to Return
The 25th ordinary session of the AU Assembly takes place in Johannesburg, read more...
25 May 2015, DW/AllAfrica.com
Ethiopians head to the polls on Sunday, with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn likely to stay in office as successor to the late Meles Zenawi. Rights groups say polling is unlikely to be free or fair.
Kenya: Now IEBC Boss On List of Shame
Ethiopia's ruling party boasted economic gains as Africa's second-most populous country readied for its election on Sunday. read more...
25 May 2015, The Star
The electoral commission chairman Issack Hassan has been included on the list of officials being investigated over graft by the anti-corruption agency.
Odinga Calls For Reform of Kenya's Electoral Body
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission CEO said Hassan is being investigated in relation to the 'Chikengate' scandal.
Former Independent Electoral read more...
22 May 2015, All Africa.com
ODM leader Raila Odinga has said that his party will boycott the next general elections if the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is not reformed. Speaking during an interview on KTN on Wednesday, Raila confirmed that he will run for the presidential elections but stated that the IEBC must be reconstituted before 2017. Raila said read more...
Burundi: Anti-Government Protests Rock Capital
22 May 2015, All Africa.com
Protesters in Burundi have clashed with police in anti-government demonstrations against a third term bid for power by the president, a week on since a failed coup.
At least two protesters were killed and eight were wounded in Thursday's clashes with police in the capital Bujumbura, the Red Cross said.
They are read more...
South Africa Opposition Party Appoints First Black Leader
12 May 2015, VoA News
South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has elected its first black leader. Mmusi Maimane takes over from Helen Zille, who has been at the helm of the party for eight years.
At 34 years of age, the charismatic politician known for his sharp oratory skills and slick campaigns is often dubbed the "Obama read more...
Zimbabwe: AU Defence Forces' Meeting Starts
12 May 2015, Herald Zimbabwe
The 8th ordinary meeting of the African Union Ministers of Defence began here yesterday with defence, peace and security experts from the 54-member States keen to assess progress made towards the operationalisation of the Africa Standby Force (ASF).
Burundi: AU Warns Burundi Amid Renewed Clashes, One Dead
The member-states have up to December to set up a continental peacekeeping read more...
07 May 2015, All Africa/DW
Police have opened fire on protesters in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, leaving at least one dead and several others injured. The renewed clashes come a day after the president announced he would not seek a fourth term.
Mozambique: Charges Brought in 239 Cases of Corruption
"The report we got this morning was that, so far, we have got nine people wounded and one person read more...
07 May 2015, All Africa.com
Maputo — Mozambique's Central Office for the Fight against Corruption (GCCC) handled 906 cases of corruption, diversion of state funds and similar crimes in 2014, compared with 876 cases the previous year, according to Attorney-General Beatriz Buchili, delivering her annual report on the state of the justice system in the county, to the Mozambican read more...
Burundi Court Approves President's Plan to Run for Re-election
05 May 2015, VoA News
Burundi's constitutional court has cleared President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a controversial third term.
The court said Tuesday the president could run again without violating the constitution, saying "renewal of the presidential term through direct universal suffrage" is permitted.
But the court's deputy president read more...
Burundi Shuts Down National University, Sends Students Home
30 April 2015, Voice of America
Burundi has unexpectedly closed its national university in the wake of political protests against the nomination of incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term.
Reports say the university in Bujumbura shut its doors on Thursday and sent home the students living in residence halls on campus.
At least five people read more...
Tribunal to probe suspended EACC bosses sworn in
30 April 2015, Daily Nation-Kenya
The tribunal appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to investigate and determine the removal of two Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission bosses started its work Thursday after being sworn in by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga.
The four-member tribunal, led by retired Judge Jonathan Havelock, is starting against a backdrop of concerns as read more...
EAC remains silent as Burundi protests continue
30 April 2015, EAC remains silent as Burundi protests continue
East African Community governments remained quiet Tuesday as protestors opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office clashed with police for the third day in Burundi, and as the unrest spread to other parts of the country.
Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, a leading human rights activist arrested on Monday, was released read more...
'Xeno attacks not reflective of the South African character' - Thabo Mbeki Foundation
21 April 2015, Starr FM
The Thabo Mbeki Foundation (TMF) has noted with grave concern, the ongoing attacks on fellow Africans – and other foreign nationals - from beyond our borders resident in our country.
Xenophobia in South Africa: A lack of visionary leadership
As is our moral and political obligation, we join millions of South Africans in unequivocal condemnation of this criminality and commend efforts by read more...
15 April 2015, AfriMAP
By Ozias Tungwarara, 14th April, 2015
South Africa: Footage of Mob Attack Raises Alarm in South Africa
The other day I was listening to people phoning into a show on South Africa’s talk radio 702. The animated discussion was about the recent flare-up in xenophobic attacks on black African foreigners in South Africa. This time the attacks were largely in
13 April 2015, All Africa.com
A graphic video depicting a group of South Africans setting alight a group of bound young people, believed to be foreigners, after dousing them in fuel, has gone viral.
Kenya: Read the List of Public Officers Implicated in Corruption and What the EACC Accuses Them of
Saturday's development comes on the back of a series of incidents reported by local media, and after the South African Human Rights Council, a human rights read more...
13 April 2015, The Star
At least 12 governors have been implicated in the EACC corruption report table at the Senate on Tuesday.
Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has been accused of abetting irregular county procurement and irregularly signing an MoU with vehicle manufacturer Foton East Africa.
He read more...
Clear Path to New Term for Bashir in Boycotted Sudan Elections
13 April 2015, Voive of America
National elections began Monday in Sudan with voters sure to give a new term to President Omar al-Bashir and a victory to his National Congress Party because of a boycott by the country's main opposition parties.
Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges, has been in power since 1989 and won a 2010 read more...
Kenya: Uhuru Should Resign Over Insecurity - Owalo
07 April 2015, All Africa.com
AN aide of Cord leader Raila Odinga has said President Uhuru Kenyatta should resign over the Garissa terror attack.read more...
Zimbabwe: Mujuru to Form New Party, Head Gone Says Moyo
In a statement yesterday, Eliud Owalo said Kenyans have not received meaningful answers to questions raised in relation to previous attacks such as the June 15 and 16 Mpeketoni massacre last year and the
07 April 2015, All Africa.com
DIDYMUS Mutasa, who whimpers the loudest over the recent brutal Zanu PF purges, has claimed that efforts are underway to form a new political party which will be called Zanu (People First) with former vice president Joice Mujuru as its leader.read more...
Mali: The Egg and the Stone
The former presidential affairs minister said members of the "original and
07 April 2015, All Africa.com
Anton Op de Beke receives visitors in his first-floor office at l'Immeuble de la Dette Publique (Public Debt Building), an unprepossessing four-storey block adjacent to the central bank tower in Bamako, Mali's capital. The building feels stodgy and unthreatening, like a halfway house for civil servants who cannot be sacked.
Nigeria: Buhari in Historic Election Win, Emerges Nigeria's President-Elect
But read more...
01 April 2015, Premium Times (Abuja)
Abuja — After three previous failed shots at the presidency, Muhammadu Buhari is finally moving into Aso Rock, Nigeria's presidential palace,as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.read more...
Africa: Let's Chart Our Own Plan, Says Kagame at Addis Finance Confab
A retired Major-General, Mr. Buhari, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, polled a total of 15,416,221
01 April 2015, All Africa.com
External support should not be the determiner of Africa's development priorities, Rwandan President Paul Kagame told a gathering of finance and planning ministers and governors of central banks.read more...
Angolan Anti-Corruption Campaigner Faces More Charges
"We should first decide what we want to do and then apply the money to it, as oppose to doing what the money may dictate",
26 March 2015, Committee to Protect Journalists -CPJ
New York — The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Angolan authorities to drop all charges against journalist Rafael Marques de Morais.read more...
Nigeria Shuts All Borders Ahead of Election
Marques de Morais told CPJ today that when he arrived in court on Tuesday for his scheduled hearing on charges of criminal defamation, he was told 15 additional charges of criminal
26 March 2015, Dutch Welle
In a sign of ratcheting tension, Nigeria has ordered the closure of land and sea borders before a tightly-fought presidential election. Uncertainty surrounds the fate of hundreds of alleged kidnap victims.
Liberia: Trial Chamber Denies Taylor Motion to Serve His Sentence in Rwanda
Boko Haram militants are reported to have abducted hundreds of people in Damasak, Borno State, northeastern Nigeria read more...
26 March 2015, All Africa.com
A news release from the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone (RSCSL):read more...
Senegal's Ex-'Minister of Heaven' Jailed
Freetown - An RSCSL Trial Chamber has denied in its entirety a motion by convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor requesting that the RSCSL terminate the enforcement of his sentence in the UK and transfer him to Rwanda to serve
23 March 2015, DW/All africa.com
A six-year jail term has been imposed on Karim Wade, the son of Senegal's former president. The flamboyant 46-year-old ex-London financier had denied enriching himself while holding up to five cabinet posts.read more...
Zimbabwe: Moyo On Parly Demands for ZBC Audit
A special Senegalese court jailed the son of former president Abdoulaye Wade on Monday, concluding that he had hidden
23 March 2015, new zimbabwean online
INFORMATION minister Jonathan Moyo has described as "surprising and disappointing" the decision by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Media to dismiss the ZBC board from a hearing after it failed to produce a forensic audit report expected to shed light on the goings-on at the parastatal.read more...
DR Congo: Mass Arrests of Activists
Crackdown on Free Expression Raises Election Concerns
The board had been
18 March 2015, Human Rights Watch
(Kinshasa) – The arrest of at least 26 activists and others in Kinshasa on March 15, 2015, raises serious concerns of a broader crackdown on free expression before the 2016 Democratic Republic of Congo presidential elections, Human Rights Watch said today.
Malawi: Lawyer Yambani Mulemba Arrested Over Cashgate
The arrests, including of foreign journalists and a United States diplomat, read more...
18 March 2015, Malawi 24
The Anti- Corruption Bureau has arrested lawyer Yambani Mulemba over allegations he is part of the money laundering charges levelled against ailing former budget Director in the Ministry of Finance, Paul Mphwiyo together with his wife Thandie.read more...
Nigeria: Switzerland Returns U.S.$380 Million Abacha Loot
It is said that Mulemba is slated to be questioned on allegations he attained
18 March 2015, Premium Times
Africa: Stolen Millions - Africa On Big Hunt for Illegal Deposits
About $380 million Nigerian money, stolen and stashed in accounts in Switzerland by late Head of State, Sani Abacha, will be returned, Swiss officials said Tuesday.
The money was confiscated in 2014 after it was transferred to the country from Luxembourg where it had been seized since 2006, Geneva prosecutors said.read more...
Cote d'Ivoire: Ivorians Divided Over Simone Gbagbo Conviction
11 March 2015, DW/Allafrica.com
An Ivorian court has sent former first lady Simone Gbagbo to jail for 20 years on charges linked to post-election violence. Ivory Coast refused to send her to the ICC. What does the conviction mean for African justice?read more...
Mozambique: Dhlakama Threatens to Seize 'Autonomy' By Force
Simone Gbagbo was tried alongside 82 other allies of her husband, ex-President Laurent Gbagbo, in a case
11 March 2015, All Africa.com
South Africa: Zuma Broke Parliament: Maimane
Maputo — Afonso Dhlakama, leader of Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo, on Monday declared that the Renamo bill on establishing "autonomous provinces
" is ready - and threatened that, if it is not rubber-stamped by the Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, then he will seize the provinces he wants by force.
Nigeria: Buhari Can't Fight Corruption - He's Lying - - PDP Governors
11 March 2015, Premium Times
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors have accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, of lying about their claim that Mr. Buhari will fight corruption if elected, saying the former military ruler's ideas are as old as his age.read more...
Lesotho: Election Results Expected Soon
The governors spoke in Lagos Tuesday,
02 March 2015, LENA
Lesotho's early elections went smoothly on Saturday and it is hoped results will be declared on Sunday, news agencies report.read more...
Boko Haram takes aim at Nigeria's elections
The Lesotho News Agency (LENA) said soon after polls closed on Saturday that counting had begun in various constituencies around the capital, Maseru.
Despite the late opening
02 March 2015, IRIN
NAIROBI, 25 February 2015 (IRIN) - Three bomb explosions in the space of two days in northern Nigeria signal a resumption of urban terror tactics by Boko Haram, a jihadist group that wants to demonstrate it is still a force to be reckoned with despite recent military setbacks, according to analysts.
Two suicide bombings on Monday
18 February 2015, SAPA/All Africa.com
DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane on Tuesday accused President Jacob Zuma of "breaking Parliament" by letting police into the National Assembly and laughing as they dragged out EFF MPs.read more...
Nigeria: South-Easterners in Dilemma Over Polls
In debate on Zuma's state-of-the-nation address, Maimane said the main cause of South Africa's problems was that democratic institutions
18 February 2015, Daily Independent/All Africa.com
Many of the south easterners who returned home for fear of election violence are now trapped in the dilemma of whether to go back to their base or not.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many of the returnees arrived at the weekend, oblivious of the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections
18 February 2015, Front Page Africa
With Liberia recorded as one of the countries in Africa with millions of dollars hidden in foreign banks, the onus is now upon the government to go after the illegal funds-with neighboring Ghana opting to begin the fight for recovery; several other countries will have to show up in recovering these funds.read more...
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