Kenya’s election re-run might be postponed due to technical constraints

The Paris-based company providing electronic ballot systems says it’s unable to provide a new system by October 17

Rwandan and French presidents meet in New York amid strained past

Rwanda has long accused France of complicity in its 1994 genocide, but with a new president in Paris, there are hopes the relationship can improve

What the UN’s belt-tightening means for peacekeeping in Congo

The Monusco mission is not alone in trying to juggle budget cuts with addressing a growing political and humanitarian crisis

Operators invited to bid for Zambia’s fourth mobile network licence

The upcoming auction represents a rare opportunity for international wireless carriers to expand in sub-Saharan Africa without making an acquisition

Kenyan rerun: death threats and division put poll on knife’s edge

Death threats and divisions among electoral commission members hamper preparations for an election scheduled for October 17

Tanzanian president’s tough talk is turning off investors

While his drive to curb corruption is widely praised, critics say his tactics are becoming increasingly bullying and may be a threat to the economy

Botswana changes its law to have first option to buy big or unusual diamonds

‘Any producer would celebrate or even have them in museums as national treasures,’ says the country’s chief minerals officer

Kenyan election: bickering on all sides as clock ticks down

Opposition leader Raila Odinga launches an election boycott campaign after court orders rerun of presidential election

Zimbabwe opposition chief, Morgan Tsvangirai hospitalised in SA

Tsvangirai announced last year that he had been diagnosed with cancer of the colon and that he had begun chemotherapy

Pro-Biafra independence protesters arrested in Nigeria

A dusk-to-dawn curfew is in place to stop further clashes after Indigenous People of Biafra leaders accuse Nigerian troops of killing five of its members

No evidence of Kenyan ballot tampering, says EU

Observers report technical problems such as missing data and mathematical errors, but no sign of vote-rigging

Boko Haram steps up attacks using children as ‘human bombs’

Just months after Nigeria’s president declared victory over the Islamist terror group, the UN says Boko Haram has carried out 83 attacks already this year

Angolans cross borders to sell TVs, diapers and beer for hard currency

With Angola’s economic growth slowing to zero, it may have to devaluate the kwanza — but that would push up inflation which has already hit 40% ...

Murder of army chief ‘has scared us all’, Lesotho King Letsie III says

Khoantle Motsomotso is the second Lesotho army chief to be assassinated by fellow soldiers in two years

Kenya’s opposition wants changes ahead of the election re-run in October

But the country’s electoral commission says it’s using the same officials as last time

Uganda should fairly compensate landowners over new pipeline, says Oxfam

The 1,445km conduit that will link Uganda’s western oil fields with Tanga in Tanzania could overlook ‘community participation, livelihoods and land ...

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