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November 2, 2017 6:53 AM Your math is wrong, groups tell IEBC

Civil societies have highlighted various inconsistencies in the October 26 repeat poll involving the register, number of valid votes cast and vote addition errors. Under the Kura Yangu, Sauti Yangu (My vote, My Voice) banner, the groups faulted Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati for the errors. They questioned 38

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 25

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 12

November 1, 2017 3:05 PM Liberia court orders temporary halt to runoff election prep

Monrovia - Liberia's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a temporary halt to preparations for next week's runoff presidential election as it awaits a hearing on complaints alleging voting irregularities. Representatives of the National Election Commission and those who filed complaints should appear before the court on Thursday, the court said in a statement 24

November 1, 2017 7:39 AM Seven Nairobi City askaris charged for robbery with violence while on duty

NAIROBI, KENYA: Seven Nairobi County askaris were Tuesday charged with robbery with violence after their arrest on Sunday. They were also accused of using crude weapons to harass and extort money from traders during their daily operations. John Muchoki, Maurice Mwonga, David Mwangi and wabobwa Maruti were accused of having robbed Mohammed Bashir Saney 7

October 31, 2017 9:14 PM Kajiado county government repossesses land from Tana and Athi River Development Authority

The county government has repossessed land from Tana and Athi River Development Authority (Tarda) following expiry of its lease. At least 100 county askaris led by Lands executive Hamilton Parseina and his Agriculture counterpart Moses ole Narok, moved to the farm in Emali, along the Kajiado Makueni border, and secured it in an operation that took two hours 4

October 31, 2017 2:49 PM Chiloba risks six month jail for court contempt

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba risks a six month jail term if found in contempt of court. Transcend Media wants Chiloba fined or committed to civil jail for defying a court order to pay 150 million shillings for advertising services the offered to the commission during the 2013 general elections 6

October 31, 2017 11:27 AM Uhuru faults Raila ‘dishonest poll boycott, voter bullying’

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has faulted Opposition leader Raila Odinga for disregarding a Supreme Court order for a fresh election despite having successfully petitioned the court to nullify his re-election in the August presidential poll. In his address on Monday after being declared the winner of last week’s 9

October 31, 2017 9:11 AM Calm in Nyanza ahead of NASA announcement

An air of uneasy calm settled on Nyanza ahead of the much anticipated announcement by the National Super Alliance following the declaration of President Uhuru Kenyatta’ s re-election on Monday. Traders, whose businesses have soaked blows in weeks of violent protests, were among those anxious over what the big announcement would be. Kisumu, Siaya, Migori 10

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 7