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September 20, 2017 5:08 PM NANJIRA: The choice of economic development over justice is unjust

As the initial excitement of the Supreme Court ruling starts to wane and as the full decision is published, some people will seek to cope through the familiar cynicism with which they navigate their citizenship. Others still might be propelled by the winds of change that blew on that historic day. All the reactions, as the people in whom they reside

September 19, 2017 7:01 PM Togolese to vote on presidential term limits, opposition angry

LOME (Reuters) – Togo will hold a referendum in the coming days to limit presidential terms, after parliament failed on Tuesday to agree the reform that the opposition says would still let Faure Gnassingbe remain head of state for years. Announcing the decision to put the constitutional changes to a popular vote, parliament head Drama Dramani told lawmakers

September 19, 2017 7:07 AM Aung San Suu Kyi sidesteps atrocity allegations in first address on Rohingya crisis

RANGOON, Burma — In her first major speech Tuesday on the worsening Rohingya crisis, Burma’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, sidestepped allegations of atrocities committed against the stateless Muslim minority and cast the conflict as just one of many problems ailing the country. Appearing to cast doubt on claims that the military has burned homes

September 18, 2017 12:26 PM Nigeria’s $7bn cashew export target under threat — NCAN

National Cashew Association of Nigeria, NCAN, has warned that unless something urgent was done to address the leadership crisis rocking the association, the Federal Government’s $7 billion cashew export target annually would be derailed. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Vice President of NCAN, East Zone, comprising cashew-producing states in the South-East

September 18, 2017 5:29 AM Researchers say diesel worse for CO2 than petrol

Research by Transport & Environment finds that diesel cars emit more CO2 over their well-to-wheel lifetime than petrol cars Much of the talk at last week’s Frankfurt motor show was about diesel, and how it’s still a critical fuel source for the future of motoring. In spite of the show marking the second anniversary of the breaking of the VW Group’s so-called 2

September 17, 2017 2:29 PM Raila: Why IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba must quit before repeat presidential elections

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has led his colleagues in launching what they described as a campaign to force out electoral officials they accused of bungling the August 8 elections. The National Super Alliance said it will embark on nationwide rallies to explain there will be no repeat presidential elections on October 17 as announced by the Independent

September 17, 2017 3:06 AM Angola's opposition drops boycott threat

The leading opposition party in Angola said Saturday its lawmakers would take their seats in parliament, withdrawing a threat to boycott the assembly to protest last month's election outcome. The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (Unita), which won 27 percent of the vote, also said it was dropping its call for supporters to take to the streets 1

September 16, 2017 10:32 PM ‘Mr President, please let my husband go to bury our girl’

The wife of a former South Sudan military chief has accused President Salva Kiir of lacking “humanity” for refusing to release her husband to attend the funeral of their daughter who died in the Moi Girls School fire tragedy three weeks ago. Writing in the Sudan Tribune on Friday, Mrs Lucy Ayak Malek, the wife of General Paul Malong, now under house 1

September 16, 2017 7:05 PM KEGORO: Process mattered in ‘mlolongo’ polls, it does even now

In February 1986, a delegates’ conference of Kanu, then the only party whose existence was legally permitted in Kenya, approved a decision that its primaries for the next election, due in 1988, would be conducted through queue voting. The queue voting came to be known by its Swahili term “mlolongo”. Under mlolongo, pictures of the various candidates

September 16, 2017 3:41 PM KAHURA: Gathoni wa Muchomba’s pay hike call should not have surprised Kiambu

When the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) dislodged Kanu party from power after 24 years in 2002 under the leadership of Mwai Kibaki, there were celebrations and joy across the country. President Daniel arap Moi, who had sponsored Uhuru Kenyatta to run for the presidency on the nationalist Kanu party, had been defeated. The country looked forward to a new chapter