26 September 17

Tanzania targets bloggers, websites in new online media regulation

Tanzania is introducing a bill that includes strict regulations for bloggers, social media users and other online content publishers.

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22 September 17

Kenya’s Supreme Court explains why it annulled election result

Kenya’s Supreme Court today explained why it annulled last month’s presidential election result.

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20 September 17

FDC: Museveni ‘determined to legalise his life presidency’

One of Uganda’s leading opposition groups says President Yoweri Museveni is “determined to legalise his life presidency” by lifting the age limit on presidential candidates.

20 September 17

Kenya’s electronic voting system isn’t ready for election re-run

The firm behind Kenya’s new biometric voting system says it won’t be ready in time for the country’s election re-run.

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12 September 17

Rwanda: Diane Rwigara targeted in forgery and tax evasion case

Rwandan women’s rights activist and opposition figure Diane Rwigara is locked in a legal battle with authorities over allegations of forgery and tax evasion.

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11 September 17

IEBC: Kenya’s election rerun will cost taxpayers $117 million

Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) says the country’s repeated presidential election will cost taxpayers an extra $117 million (around 12 billion shillings).

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05 September 17

Kenya: Supreme Court overrules Kenyatta election win, orders re-election

Kenya’s Supreme Court has annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s August 8 election win, ordering a fresh election be held in October.

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02 September 17

Kenya: Supreme Court orders election body to open its servers for audit

Kenya’s Supreme Court has once again ordered the country’s election body to comply with an audit of its computer servers.

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30 August 17

Kenya: HRW calls for probe into police role in election violence

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling for an investigation into the role of police during election violence earlier this month.

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30 August 17

South Sudan: President says ‘social media conspiracy’ drove refugees to Uganda

South Sudan President Salva Kiir says the mass exodus of South Sudanese refugees to Uganda is the result of a ‘social media conspiracy’ against the government.

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