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June 24, 2017 8:04 AM Tanzania outrage at pregnant schoolgirl ban

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been set up and a pan-African women’s organisation is mobilising to get the president to apologise and reverse his comments. Mr Magufuli warned schoolgirls at a rally on Monday that: “After getting 1

June 23, 2017 11:06 AM Suicide car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11

Quetta - A suicide car bomber struck near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 20, officials said. A breakaway Taliban faction later claimed responsibility for the attack. The bombing came ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr, which follows the holy month of Ramadan 1

June 23, 2017 10:19 AM Magufuli ban on pregnant schoolgirls angers Tanzanians

Many Tanzanians have condemned President John Magufuli's comments that schoolgirls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. Mr Magufuli warned schoolgirls at a rally on Monday that: "After getting pregnant, you are done." The law says the girls can be expelled and excluded from school for "offences against morality" and "wedlock" 2

June 23, 2017 8:36 AM A Car Bomb in Southwest Pakistan Has Killed at Least 11 People and Wounded 20

(QUETTA, Pakistan) — A powerful car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday killed 11 people and wounded 20, officials said. The explosion near the police chief's office in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, was powerful enough that it was heard across the city, shattering windows of nearby 1

June 18, 2017 10:32 AM The unique elections history for Kenya

In 1992 Kenya had the first multi-party elections of the post-Kenyatta era. And in that election Moi won with 36.6% of the vote. Kenneth Matiba came second with 25.7% of the vote and bitterly contested the result. Matiba maintains that he won the election. In the National Assembly, KANU had 100 seats against Ford-Asili's 31. Matiba's petition was thrown 4

June 16, 2017 8:38 AM Jubilee nomination of Rachel Nyamai quashed

The Court of Appeal has quashed Jubilee Party’s direct nomination of Rachel Nyamai as its parliamentary candidate for Kitui South. A three-judge bench on Friday morning ordered the party to conduct nominations in the constituency within 48 hours. Judges Paul Kariuki, Agnes Murgor and Stephen Kairu overturned the ruling of justice Aggrey Muchelule who had upheld 2

June 16, 2017 8:25 AM High Court clears Governor Obado in ODM membership case

The High Court has dismissed a case challenging Migori Governor Okoth Obado's validity as an ODM member after his defection from the People Democratic Party (PDP). Justices Mumbi Ngugi, John Onyiego, and Wilfrida Okwany, sitting in Kisii, ruled that the county chief is legally in office until the next General Election. The petition had been filed by three 1

June 15, 2017 8:07 AM Court quashes tribunal decision to bar Kihika from Nakuru senatorial race

By CORRESPONDENT, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 15 – The High Court has quashed a decision by the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal to disqualify Susan Kihika from the Nakuru senatorial race. Justice George Odunga ruled on Thursday that the tribunal acted outside its mandate by entertaining a petition seeking to bar Kihika from the August election. “The tribunal 1

June 12, 2017 5:12 PM Nakuru Speaker Susan Kihika granted ten days to file replying affidavit

County Assembly Speaker Susan Kihika has 10 days to file a replying affidavit to a suit in which she was sued together with Clerk of the Assembly Joseph Malinda. Margaret Kiiru, a nominated member of the assembly, went to court and filed a petition seeking to have Ms Kihika declared unfit to hold any public office in Kenya. Under a certificate of urgency 1

June 9, 2017 2:52 PM Wavinya Ndeti allowed to vie in Machakos

High Court directs Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to include Wiper Party nominee for Machakos governorship Wavinya Ndeti’s name on the ballot paper while pending appeal. On Thursday, IEBC had declared Wavinya’s nomination by Wiper Party irregular and barred her from contesting for Machakos governorship. The Commission’s Dispute 2