Kenya Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta poll win

Image copyright AFP Kenya’s Supreme Court has upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in last month’s election re-run, which was boycotted by the main opposition. Judges dismissed two petitions challenging the poll, opening the way for Mr Kenyatta to be inaugurated for a second term next week. The opposition said the ruling had been given under […]

Morocco food stampede kills 15

Morocco food stampede kills 15

Image copyright AFP Image caption Most of the victims were women and elderly people At least 15 people have been killed and five others wounded in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was distributed. The incident occurred in the town of Sidi Boulaalam in Essaouira province. The aid was being handed out by a […]

Kenya election: Five dead as Raila Odinga returns home

Media captionTyres and a bus are set on fire as Odinga supporters and police fight running battles Five people have been killed in Kenya’s capital Nairobi as police broke up crowds of opposition supporters. At least two of the victims were shot dead, reports said, while others may have been stoned to death by a […]

Libya migrant ‘slave market’ footage sparks outrage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The International Migration Organization says it has gathered evidence of slavery in Libya The African Union (AU) has expressed outrage after footage emerged appearing to show sub-Saharan migrants being sold at slave markets in Libya. On the video, released by CNN this week, young men are seen being auctioned […]

Zimbabwe yearns for change of any kind

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A man sells watermelon in the capital a day after the military moved against Mr Mugabe Driving around Zimbabwe, one can hardly tell the country is in the middle of the biggest political crisis since independence. In one town, a man in his 20s invites me to his shop […]

Robert Mugabe: What next for Zimbabwe’s leader?

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The military still refers to Robert Mugabe as “his excellency, the president” After 37 years in charge of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe is currently under house arrest after a military takeover. South African envoys and a Zimbabwean church leader are trying to mediate between him and the army. The question now […]

Which Zimbabwe Twitter accounts can you trust?

Image copyright Twitter On social media there are several accounts claiming to be the mouthpiece of Zimbabwe’s governing Zanu-PF party, but it’s unclear which, if any, are official, and what links they have with those currently in charge. News networks across the world have been reporting on the seizure of power by military generals in […]

Zimbabwe: Did Robert Mugabe finally go too far?

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption President Mugabe’s ties to the military date from the liberation struggle Zimbabwe’s military says its actions do not amount to a takeover. It still refers to Robert Mugabe as the commander-in-chief of the country’s defence forces. But practically speaking, Mr Mugabe is not in charge if his forces can […]

Zimbabwe: Has Robert Mugabe finally gone too far?

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption President Mugabe’s ties to the military date from the liberation struggle Zimbabwe’s military says its actions do not amount to a takeover. It still refers to Robert Mugabe as the commander-in-chief of the country’s defence forces. But practically speaking, Mr Mugabe is not in charge if his forces can […]

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