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October 29, 2017 11:52 PM Kenyan official says opposition leaders incited riots

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A top Kenyan government official on Sunday accused opposition leaders of inciting riots and attacks on police since a repeat presidential election, while opposition chief Raila Odinga visited a Nairobi slum and told thousands of cheering supporters that the government intends to rule by force 142

October 26, 2017 1:29 AM Why last-ditch effort to broker poll deal fell apart

Failure by the Supreme Court to raise a quorum on Wednesday effectively halted a series of court cases seeking cancellation of today’s repeat presidential election. Some of the cases were filed after the collapse of an initiative by diverse interest groups that had sought a last-ditch mediation to avert a political crisis. The effort failed because the groups 104

October 24, 2017 6:41 AM Four Points by Sheraton opens new hotel in Tanzania

The Arusha Hotel has opened in Tanzania; the latest Four Points by Sheraton property. The 106 room hotel features all-day dining, a coffee shop and houses the famed Hatari Bar, named after John Wayne’s safari epic. Today, guests can experience the brand’s signature Best Brews programme featuring an array of local beers and watch their favourite sports 117

October 12, 2017 10:05 AM Kenya’s Political Parody; The Father and Son Case

After the verdict was passed on the 1st day of September, 2017, Kenya’s election has become an evergreen subject throughout the continent of Africa and the world at large. For some time now, many commentators still cannot find the exact political definition for a country such as Kenya, and the reasons the families of Uhuru Kenyatta and Oginga Jaramogi 91

October 9, 2017 9:03 PM ENVOYS: Tapping diversity as source of unity

In 2013, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia came together and established an innovative partnership they decided to call Mikta — an acronym of the names of its five member countries. Mikta was not formed as a contestant to other similar regional alliances. It was based on an initiative 84

October 6, 2017 6:46 AM Critic of Rwandan president to face criminal trial on Friday

A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame will appear in court on Friday charged with inciting insurrection and forgery, the prosecutor’s office said on Thursday. Diane Shima Rwigara, a 35-year-old accountant, is the latest political opponent of Kagame to face criminal charges. She was barred from contesting the presidency in an August election he won with 98.8 percent 63

October 2, 2017 10:41 AM Catalonia Leaders Seek to Make Independence Referendum Binding

“If somebody tries to declare the independence of part of the territory — something that cannot be done — we will have to do everything possible to apply the law,” Mr. Catalá said on national television on Monday. Most polling stations stayed open on Sunday, he said, “because the security forces decided that it wasn’t worth using force because of the consequences 48

October 2, 2017 3:31 AM EU looks away as Catalan crisis unfolds

So where the cries of outrage? Where the statements of condemnation, the tweets of shock at the violence meted out on the voters of Catalonia at the hands of the Spanish police? In the chancelleries of Europe, there has been an echoing silence. Most heads of government - who feel quite able to respond to the slightest turn of the Brexit saga - appear 59

September 30, 2017 7:16 PM Willian, Marcos Alonso fail to deliver against Manchester City

Chelsea came off second best in an intense and absorbing encounter with Premier League leaders Manchester City who won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to an outstanding goal from former Blues attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. The loss of striker Alvaro Morata who limped off in the 35th minute disrupted Chelsea's flow and City became more dominant from that point 71

September 25, 2017 2:16 PM German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to win back the voters who deserted her party for right-wing nationalist AfD. Mrs Merkel is set for a fourth term in office, despite heavy losses for her party. She now faces months of coalition talks with several parties in order to form a stable government. After winning its first parliamentary 71