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Kenya opposition refuses to recognise ‘illegitimate’ govt

Kenya’s main opposition on Monday said it did not recognise President Uhuru Kenyatta’s “illegitimate” government, shortly after the Supreme Court upheld the results of a re-run of the presidential election.

Kenyan apex court orders commission to grant opposition access to poll returns

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to give access to election returns to parties challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the October presidential election.

Liberia Supreme Court delays presidential runoff indefinitely

Liberia’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered the country’s electoral commission to resolve a fraud complaint lodged by an opposition party before a runoff vote for the presidency can be held.

Justice Walter Onnoghen recommends use of alternative dispute resolution

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has admonished judges to encourage parties to explore the option of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Kenya electoral board says repeat elections will go ahead

Kenya's repeat presidential elections will be held Thursday as planned, the electoral board announced, as tensions mounted across the country.

Kenya: Supreme Court can’t hear petition to delay election – Chief Justice

Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga said on Wednesday that the Supreme Court could not hear a case to delay elections because there are not enough judges present to make a quorum.

Oba of Benin inaugurates alternative dispute resolution committee

The Benin Monarch, Oba Ewuare II, on Thursday inaugurated the Benin Customary Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (BCADRC), to arbitrate in disputes between individuals and communities in the Kingdom.

Kenya pushes back new election to October 26

Kenya's electoral commission on Thursday postponed a re-run of the presidential vote to October 26, giving itself nine extra days to fix problems that had caused the first poll to be annulled.

Biafra: Fed govt should arrest Kanu, IPOB members – CCCN

Following the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, the Concerned Citizen Coalition of Nigeria (CCCN) has appealed to the Federal Government to immediately arrest leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu and its members.

I’m optimistic of victory in anti-corruption war – Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, on Thursday expressed optimism that the Federal Government will win the ongoing fight against corruption.

Spot checks show no evidence of rigging in Kenyan election – EU

Observers found some technical problems but no evidence of vote-rigging in Kenya’s presidential election last month, the European Union said on Thursday, based on random checks of tallies from polling stations.

Kenyan opposition MPs boycott Kenyatta’s speech

Opposition MPs in Kenya have boycotted the opening of the new parliament to protest against President Uhuru Kenyatta's decision to address it after a court annulled his election win.

Tanzania’s Magufuli confirms new chief justice

Tanzanian president John Pombe Magufuli has appointed a new chief justice, Ibrahim Hamis Juma.

Private letter to Kenyatta

I can imagine your disappointment last week after the ruling of the Supreme Court declaring your election null and void.

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