Murdered official’s identity used to hack Kenyan election, opposition leader claims

Murdered official’s identity used to hack Kenyan election, opposition leader claims

Hackers used the identity of a murdered official to rig the results of the Kenyan election, an opposition leader has claimed. With 85% of polling stations reporting results by the early hours of Wednesday morning, incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was seen to be leading his main challenger Raila Odinga by 54.8% to 44.3%. But Mr Odinga, a former political prisoner who unsuccessfully used the courts to contest his defeat in the last presidential election in…

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Ugandan gold rush stopped by authorities

Ugandan gold rush stopped by authorities

For many Ugandans, the gold found deep underground in the hills of Mubende District was a lifeline. Over the past five years, an estimated 70,000 people have left their homes and moved to the gold fields, seeking – if not their fortunes – a way of feeding their families. When I visited Mubende a few weeks ago the dusty hillside was crawling with activity, as if an imaginary film director had shouted “action” on the…

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Kenya election 2017: Raila Odinga says election systems hacked

Kenya election 2017: Raila Odinga says election systems hacked

Kenya opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said the electoral commission’s IT system has been hacked to manipulate the election results. He rejected early results from Tuesday’s vote indicating a strong lead for President Uhuru Kenyatta. The electoral commission has not yet responded to Mr Odinga’s accusation, but politicians have called for calm. Many fear a repeat of the violence after a disputed election 10 years ago. More than 1,100 Kenyans died and 600,000 were…

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President Buhari Promises To Resign If He Fails To Recover Soon

President Buhari Promises To Resign If He Fails To Recover Soon

President Muhammad Buhari may resign if he does not recover from his ailment soon, sources have reported. According to Independent, a Presidency source has disclosed that President Muhammad Buhari will pass the baton to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, if he does not recover from his ailment soon. The President has been in the United Kingdom for the better part of the year treating an undisclosed ailment, much to the chagrin of a large part of…

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South African President Jacob Zuma survives vote of no confidence

South African President Jacob Zuma survives vote of no confidence

South African President Jacob Zuma has survived a vote of no confidence in the country’s parliament. African National Congress (ANC) parliamentarians broke into song as the result was announced and party supporters outside began dancing. The parliament’s Speaker, Baleka Mbete, announced the motion had been defeated, with 177 votes in support and 198 votes against. There were nine abstentions. South Africa’s currency, the rand, fell by 1% immediately after the result was announced. Buoyant Zuma…

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Roads blocked as protesters marched against Zuma

Roads blocked as protesters marched against Zuma

Opposition supporters blocked roads with burning tyres and rocks as they protested ahead of a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. Demonstrators in Johannesburg and Cape Town held placards which read “fire Zuma” and “no confidence” during a vocal show of opposition against the president, who is facing allegations of corruption and financial mismanagement. If the no-confidence vote passes on Tuesday afternoon, the 75-year-old and his cabinet will be forced to step down….

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South Africa’s president faces a parliamentary vote of no confidence

South Africa’s president faces a parliamentary vote of no confidence

South African President Jacob Zuma faces a parliamentary vote of no-confidence Tuesday in a secret ballot that will test the loyalty of members of his party, the African National Congress (ANC). Parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete decided to make the vote private after an opposition party took the case to the Constitutional Court to enable more ANC members of parliament to break party ranks. As head of the party that led South Africa out of apartheid,…

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Kenya election 2017: President Kenyatta urges peaceful vote

Kenya election 2017: President Kenyatta urges peaceful vote

People are voting in Kenya’s general election amid fears that the result could trigger communal violence. On the eve of the vote, President Uhuru Kenyatta appealed for calm in a televised speech. He urged the 19 million registered voters to turn out in great numbers, but “in peace”. Queues formed early and some minor stampedes were reported. The contest pits Mr Kenyatta against his long-time rival, Raila Odinga, and is seen as too close to…

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Nigerians are missing Buhari – Lai Mohammed

Nigerians are missing Buhari – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai has claimed that Nigerians are missing President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had in May jetted out to London, United Kingdom for medicals. Mohammed noted that, though his absence was greatly missed, the country was running smoothly with the efforts of the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. Speaking with newsmen recently, the minister said the presidency was not thinking of substituting the ailing president as being agitated in some quarters….

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Teacher in Court for allegedly defaming Senate President

Teacher in Court for allegedly defaming Senate President

A 37-year-old primary school teacher, Biodun Baba, was on Thursday arraigned before an Ilorin Senior Magistrates Court for allegedly defaming Senate President Bukola Saraki on Facebook. Baba, a teacher at LGEA School, Olorunlana in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara was alleged to have through his Facebook postings been inciting the public against Saraki. The criminal charges were filed following a complaint by Alhaji Jimoh Adesina, Chairman, Kwara South Chapter of the APC to the…

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