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Kenyan poll chief confirms failed attempt to hack election

Kenya’s election commission suffered a hacking attempt after this week’s vote but the system was not compromised, its chairman said on Thursday.

South Africa minister in court on assault charges

A South African deputy minister appeared in court Thursday on assault charges for allegedly kicking and punching two women at a nightclub in northern Johannesburg at the weekend.

Cannabis debate flares up South Africa

A drug to some and an addiction to others, the consumption of cannabis has steered debate in South Africa, on whether it should be decriminalized.

Observers applaud Kenya vote amid pockets of protests

International observers on Thursday praised the handling of Kenya’s presidential election, with the European Union mission saying it had seen no sign of manipulation despite opposition complaints and scattered protests.

Zambian opposition leader released – party

Zambian police on Thursday released the leader of a small opposition party who is a fierce critic of President Edgar Lungu after one week in detention, party officials said.

AU has no mandate to probe ‘hacking’ claims in Kenya polls – Mbeki

Former president Thabo Mbeki has commended Kenyans for the peaceful and orderly way the country conducted their elections on Tuesday, and said nothing should be done afterwards that will spoil that.

Senegal’s main opposition threatens to boycott future elections

Senegal’s main opposition group have threatened to boycott future elections because the parliamentary polls that delivered a large majority to the ruling coalition were a “masquerade”.

Peace returns to Kenya after post-election protests

There was no interference in Kenya's election management system, the country's election commission chief said while rejecting the opposition's claims of hacking that were followed by deadly protests.

68 civil servants sacked over salary fraud

Malawi has fired 68 civil servants for embezzling $2 million (1.71 million euros) in public funds, an official said Thursday, as the country tries to crack down on corruption that has seen donors withdraw support.

Obasanjo calls for peace, dialogue after Kenya election

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Kenyan citizens to embrace peace and dialogue after the August 8 presidential election.

No signs of manipulation in Kenya vote – EU observers

The European Union election observer mission in Kenya said on Thursday it had seen no signs of “centralised or localised manipulation” of the voting process.

Jittery Kenya awaits final election results after disputed poll

A jittery Kenya awaits final poll results Thursday, with President Uhuru Kenyatta holding a strong lead after a vote marred by opposition claims of rigging and the death of four people in election-related violence.

Kenya electoral commission denies interferences in voting

Kenya Electoral Commission on Wednesday denied interferences in voting or the vote count in the general election, saying that the election management system was secure.

Zimbabwe approves $1 billion for Mugabe varsity

The government of Zimbabwe has approved $1 billion grant for the establishment of Robert Gabriel Mugabe University, APA reports.

Smuggler drowns 50 African teen migrants

Roughly 50 teenage Somali and Ethiopian migrants were “deliberately drowned’’ on Wednesday by a smuggler.

Six Red Cross volunteers killed in Central African Republic

Aid officials say six Red Cross volunteers have been killed in Central African Republic, the third deadly attack on the group in the country this year.

Most African migrants in Libya prey to abuse, torture, rape – Oxfam

Most African migrants suffer abuse, torture and rape as they cross lawless Libya in pursuit of a new life in Europe, Oxfam said on Wednesday as it urged Europe to offer safer routes.

Female aspirants get Sirleaf’s backing to win Liberia election

Liberia’s outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has pledged to fully support and campaign for all the female aspirants in the October 10 general elections.

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Kogi guber: PDP heads for Supreme Court

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