08 November 17

Kenyan petitioners file court bid against Kenyatta victory

A Kenyan politician and two activists have launched petitions at the Supreme Court seeking the annulment of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in last month’s election re-run.

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02 November 17

DR Congo schedules presidential election for December 2018

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has set the date for its next presidential election.

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30 October 17

Kenya: Kenyatta declared winner in disputed election repeat

President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of Kenya’s highly disputed election repeat.

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28 October 17

Kenya: Election re-run turnout just 30%, down 80% from previous vote

Kenya’s highly disputed election re-run this week only managed to generate a 30% voter turnout.

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27 October 17

Burundi withdraws from the International Criminal Court

Burundi has become the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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27 October 17

Burundi: Government approves constitution change that could extend Nkurunziza rule

The Burundian government has approved changes to the country’s constitution that could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his reign over the troubled nation for another 14 years.

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26 October 17

Tanzania detains human rights lawyers for ‘promoting homosexuality’

Police in Tanzania are holding a group of human rights lawyers and activists, who were investigating a case against the government, accusing the group of “promoting homosexuality”.

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24 October 17

Kenya election: One killed during clashes between police and opposition supporters

One person has been killed and others injured during clashes between police and opposition supporters as Kenya holds its controversial election re-run.

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20 October 17

Kenya election official flees to US, says election won’t be credible

One of Kenya’s top election officials has fled to the US, insisting the country is not ready to host a credible election re-run on October 26.

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16 October 17

Congo pushes back elections back to April 2019

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission says it won’t be ready to hold elections in the country until April 2019.

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