(AP) — Vote totals for Kenya’s president-elect mysteriously increased between the time the ballot numbers were announced at some remote polling centers and when they reached the national tallying center in the capital, a lawyer for a civil society group told the country’s Supreme Court on Wednesday. Kenya’s six-justice... Read more
(AP) — Aid groups and the international community on Tuesday condemned widespread looting in Central African Republic’s capital, saying that even hospitals had been robbed in the aftermath of a weekend coup that ousted the president of a decade. Efforts to restore order to Bangui, a city of 700,000,... Read more
(AP) — U.N. officials in Liberia say they’ve temporarily halted the repatriation of tens of thousands of refugees from Ivory Coast because of continued unrest near the border between the two countries. Robert Tibagwa of the U.N. refugee agency told The Associated Press on Tuesday that a convoy of... Read more
(AP) — A British businessman was abducted Saturday in Lagos, a rare case of expatriate kidnapping in this West African nation’s commercial center, Nigerian police said Tuesday. Nigeria’s police spokesman Frank Mba told The Associated Press that kidnappers probably followed their victim as he was leaving a nightclub in... Read more
(AP) — A South African court sentenced a Nigerian to 24 years in prison on Tuesday after finding him guilty of masterminding twin car bombings in Nigeria. Henry Okah was found guilty in January for the October 2010 bombing in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, that killed at least 12 people... Read more
(AP) Kenya’s Supreme Court has denied two requests by the legal team of Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who has asked the court to order a new presidential election. The court this week hears arguments from Odinga’s team and civil society groups on why the March 4 election should be... Read more
THE GREAT IROKO JOURNEY’S FORTH By Pat Utomi Do you see an iroko, not just an iroko but an iroko of Irokos, king of trees rising with its fonts to the tree top levels and doing a jig, a display of the Ulaga dance as the jungle falls silent... Read more
(AP) — The president of the Central African Republic fled the country for Cameroon after rebels overran the capital of the impoverished nation long wracked by rebellions. South Africa said Monday that 13 of its soldiers were killed in fighting with rebels, prompting criticism about why its forces had... Read more
(AP) — Zimbabwe’s top rights lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, released by a court after eight days in jail for allegedly obstructing justice, said Monday her arrest was a ploy to intimidate human rights activists and pro-democracy groups ahead of upcoming elections expected in July. A visibly tired Beatrice Mtetwa walked... Read more
(AP) — Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered a recount of votes in some constituencies in the country’s March 4 presidential election. The court heard arguments from civil society groups and the legal team of Prime Minister Raila Odinga over what they charge were failures by the election commission... Read more