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Kenya braces for legal battle — and violence — after disputed election outcome

Kenya has a history of election disputes with more than 1,200 people killed in widespread violence after the 2007 presidential vote

Cyril Ramaphosa goes to DRC for Sadc summit

DRC President Félix Tshisekedi Tshilombo will take over as Sadc chair from Malawi’s Lazarus Chakwera

William Ruto wins Kenya’s presidential election amid results row

Scuffles break out  as four electoral commissioners in Nairobi disown result

Drought-hit Kenyan herders and private landowners partner to protect wildlife

By converting farmland into sustainably managed rangeland to create a wildlife conservancy where cattle and wild animals can coexist, eco-tourism provides jobs ...

At least 41 feared dead in blaze at Egypt church

Ten children among the dead after a fire in a crowded church in Giza causes a stampede

Ruto pulls ahead in Kenya’s presidential vote count as scuffles break out

Confusion over vote tallying in the media and the slow pace of progress by the electoral commission have fed anxiety in Kenya

Kenya governing party official alleges rigging of polls

The chairman of Kenyatta’s Jubilee party, which has backed Raila Odinga, issued a statement alleging ‘massive subtle rigging’ and claiming the ‘electoral ...

Rwanda hikes interest rate by most since 2009 to tame inflation

The monetary policy committee increases the key policy rate to 6% from 5%

Mali raises death toll in suspected Islamist attack to 42 soldiers

Soldiers say they killed scores of attackers during hours-long bombardment that included drones, car bombs and artillery in southern Mali

African migrants flee hunger, poverty and conflict for Spain’s Canary Islands

Two-thirds of African migrants entering Europe now go via the Canaries, government data show

US notes concern about alleged Rwandan backing of rebels in DRC

The US secretary of state told the media that such actions endangered regional security and stability

At least 15 soldiers killed in double blast in northern Burkina Faso

The incident follows a series of deadly attacks by Islamic militants in the country

Kenyans choose new president from familiar faces

Large numbers of young people have not registered to vote with many fed up about inequality and lack of trust

US revamps Africa strategy as it sounds alarm on China, Russia

Priorities include building democracy, promoting development, peace, security, trade and investment, as well as cleaner energy

Kenya’s presidential hopefuls ramp up pledges to address spiralling cost of living

A ‘Hustler Fund’ and ‘Babacare’ are two initiatives touted by the candidates ahead of next week’s election

Donor fatigue could mean starvation for 900,000 in West Africa

With more than 38.3-million people food insecure across West Africa, just $1.3bn of the $3.8bn needed has been secured as of the end of June

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