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November 1, 2017 5:29 PM Eritrea opposition: Security forces kill 28 protesters

Groups raise alarm as security forces open fire on protesting students after government crackdown on Islamic school. Security forces killed at least 28 people in rare protests in the Eritrean capital, an opposition group has claimed, raising concerns from human rights groups and activists. The violence witnessed in demonstrations in Asmara on Tuesday 128

November 1, 2017 4:25 PM Togo, Guinea leaders mediate deepening Liberia election dispute

Vice-President Boakai was due to face former international footballer Weah in the November 7 runoff vote. The presidents of Guinea and Togo held mediation talks Wednesday with all sides involved in Liberia's disputed election, following a Supreme Court announcement it would summon the country's electoral commission to explain alleged fraud and irregularities 91

October 30, 2017 4:00 AM Mass trial of Turkey alleged coup ringleaders resumes

ANKARA: A mass trial in Turkey is set to resume Monday (Oct 30) of more than 220 suspects, including former generals, accused of being among the ringleaders of last year's coup bid to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The suspects face life sentences if convicted of charges ranging from using violence to try to overthrow the government and parliament 51

October 28, 2017 3:23 PM Burundians cheer court withdrawal with 'bye bye ICC'

Thousands of Burundians on Saturday answered the government's call to celebrate the country's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, cheering the "historic" day using slogans such as "bye bye ICC". Burundi on Friday became the first ever nation to leave the world's only permanent war crimes tribunal, set up some 15 years ago to prosecute those 58

October 26, 2017 12:05 PM Chief Justice votes in repeat presidential poll (Photos)

Chief Justice David Maraga has voted in the 26 October repeat presidential election. He cast his vote at at Bosose polling centre in Nyamira County on Thursday afternoon. He refused to respond to questions from journalists. "I have finished my mission and I can now leave. I am not ready to answer any question," he said. On Wednesday October 25, a case filed 19

October 25, 2017 5:00 PM How Kenya’s Election Ruling Undermined Hopes for Democracy

But there were still structural problems — among them, how to run elections. The 2010 Constitution laid the groundwork, and the elections law provided many of the details, but elections were still a work in progress in 2013, when Mr. Kenyatta and Mr. Odinga faced off. Mr. Odinga lost then, too. And then, too, he challenged the results, but the Supreme 25

October 25, 2017 3:37 PM The Latest: Kenyans stock up at supermarkets before polls

Long lines form in Kenyan supermarkets as people stock up on supplies ahead of the tension-filled repeat presidential elections to be held on Thursday. Uncertainty has stalked the fresh presidential elections ordered by the Supreme Court when it nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's August re-election, citing irregularities and illegalities and the refusal 38

October 25, 2017 2:09 PM High Court says it has no jurisdiction to handle the matter

The High Court has dismissed former Kilome MP Harun Mwau’s petition seeking to stop repeat presidential poll, ruling that it lacks jurisdiction. Mwau has moved to court to stop October 26 repeat presidential election. The ex-legislator’s case was that that fresh election as ordered by Supreme Court meant in its September 1 declaration means that it must start 28

October 25, 2017 10:44 AM Justice Maraga postpones repeat presidential case citing lack of quorum

The case filed by three civil society activists in Supreme Court seeking to have tomorrow’s rerun presidential election failed to take off on Wednesday even as it was treated as a matter of urgency. Postponing the case, Chief Justice David Maraga cited lack of quorum explaining that the Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu was not in a position to sit in court 5

October 25, 2017 8:41 AM Case challenging repeat poll fails to take off on Supreme Court quorum hitch

The Supreme Court on Wednesday failed to proceed with the hearing of a petition challenging the repeat presidential election scheduled for tomorrow (October 26) due to a quorum hitch. Only Chief Justice Maraga and Justice Isaac Lenaola out of seven judges were present when the court convened at 11am. Justice Maraga started off by regretting that the hearing 13