27 August 17

LHRC tells Tanzania to stop harassing MPs after three arrested for insulting president

Tanzania’s leading rights group has called on the government to stop harassing MPs following the arrest of three opposition lawmakers.

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13 August 17

Kenya election erupts into violence, at least 3 killed

At least three people have been killed in violence that followed Kenya’s presidential election on Tuesday.

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11 August 17

Kenya election: NASA rejects preliminary results, demands Odinga victory

Kenya’s National Super Alliance party (NASA) has rejected preliminary results naming Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of this week’s election, demanding its own candidate Raila Odinga be named the victor.

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09 August 17

Rwanda: US ‘disturbed by irregularities’ in Kagame election win

The US says it is disturbed by “irregularities” in Rwanda’s presidential election last week.

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07 August 17

Rwanda: Paul Kagame wins landslide election victory

Rwandan president Paul Kagame has secured a third term in power after a landslide victory in the country’s 2017 presidential poll.

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06 August 17

Kenyans flee to Uganda ahead of election

Hundreds of Kenyans are crossing the border into Uganda each day ahead of presidential elections next week, as fears over potential violence increase.

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05 August 17

Kenya: 180,000 security officers on guard for elections

Kenya’s national police has ordered 180,000 security officers to man Tuesday’s presidential elections, as fears over potential violence mount.

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31 July 17

Kenya: Facebook rolls out tool to combat fake news ahead of polls

Facebook has rolled out a new tool to help users in Kenya spot fake news ahead of this week’s presidential election.

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28 July 17

Rwanda polls close, Kagame victory expected

Polls have closed in Rwanda’s presidential election with Paul Kagame widely expected to secure a third term in power.

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26 July 17

South Sudan: Government blocks access to independent websites

South Sudan’s government has blocked access to numerous independent news websites, according to internet users in the country.

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