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Kenyan woman gives birth while waiting to vote

Some Kenyans braced long queues, others rain and chilly weather, but one woman gave birth on Tuesday while in line to vote in general elections and still made sure to vote.

Thousands of Kenyans flock to vote in high-stakes elections

Kenyans were voting Tuesday in elections headlined by a knife-edge battle between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga that has sent tensions soaring in east Africa's richest economy.

Kenyatta, Odinga confident of victory

The major candidates for Kenya’s presidency, incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and challenger and opposition leader, Raila Odinga, have cast their votes and the duo expressed confidence about winning.

International observers declare Rwanda’s election as valid

International observers have declared the August 4 presidential elections held in Rwanda as valid.

DRC opposition observes national shutdown, govt blocks social media

Congolese authorities ordered internet capacity be slowed down so that it cannot be used to transmit images via social media, a senior telecoms official based in Kinshasa said.

Hitches recorded in Kenya’s presidential election

Kenya’s presidential elections started smoothly on Tuesday morning but suffered a few problems which the electoral commission says it is addressing.

Kenya’s president urges electorates to vote in peace

Polls have opened in Kenya’s general election amid fears that the result could trigger communal violence.

Kenya election: Mbeki, Mahama urge Kenyans to ‘make Africa proud’

Two former presidents in charge of observer missions in the Kenyan elections have urged the country to make the continent proud by having successful elections.

Kenyans vote in tight, tense elections

Kenyans began voting Tuesday in general elections headlined by a too-close-to-call battle between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga that has sent tensions soaring in east Africa’s richest economy.

Tanzanian president rejects calls to extend tenure beyond two-term limit

While Presidents Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Paul Kagame (Rwanda) and Pierre Nkurunziza (Burundi) have all tinkered with their constitutions to extend their rule, John Magufuli, their Tanzanian counterpart, has rejected calls to extend his rule beyond the constitutional limit of two, five-year terms.

Kenya president urges peace on eve of tense election

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta urged peace on Monday on the eve of tense elections in which his battle with rival Raila Odinga is seen as too close to call.

Saudi billionaire to invest $800m in Egypt tourism

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is to invest more than $800m in hotels in Egypt, the investment ministry in Cairo said on Monday.

Cash crisis pushes Libyans to virtual payments

When a cash crisis struck the war-torn North African country of Libya, many people were forced to queue for days to withdraw their savings.

Minister apologises for assaulting woman at night club

A South African deputy higher education minister on Monday apologized for assaulting a woman at a night club.

No room for violence by security officials on election day – Kenyan govt

The Kenyan government has said that security officials deployed to ensure peace during Tuesday’s elections will not resort to violence against any citizen.

South Africa economy in “precarious” position – official

South Africa Statistician General Pali Lehohla said on Monday the country was in a “precarious position’’ of not creating enough jobs to make a dent in poverty.

Kenyans relocate, stockpile food ahead of acrimonious elections

Nervous Kenyans stockpiled food and water on Monday, while police prepared emergency first aid kits as families head to their ethnic heartlands on the eve of an election many fear could descend into violence.

Kenya court says it will deal with any post-election dispute

The chief justice of Kenya's top court says the judiciary will resolve any disputes that might arise from a tightly contested election on Tuesday.

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