Africa | Kenya August 12, 2017 Kenya's opposition coalition National Super Alliance alias NASA said on August 12, 2017 that 100 innocent people have been killed by state security forces in post-election violence that followed official declaration by the country's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, IEBC, of incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the disputed recently held general elections. 10 of the dead are said to be children.
Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, IEBC, announced on late August 11, 2017, that incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta is the winner of the presidential poll of the country's general elections that were held on August 8, 2017. According to the announcement, Kenyatta won with 54% of the vote.
However, the main opposition led by Raila Odinga, that rejected earlier preliminary announcement that suggested Kenyatta's victory, on grounds of alleged systematic e
President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has survived a motion of no confidence against his presidency. The motion was held on early August 8, 2017 in the country's parliament in Cape Town, via a secret ballot. He, however, survived with a tiny margin, with 198 and 177 MPs voting against and for the motion respectively. 30 MPs of Mr Zuma's African National Congress, ANC, are reported to have voted for the motion. Had the motion got 201 or more votes, president Zuma would have bee
On August 8, 2017, Kenyans went to polling stations to cast their ballots in the country's 2017 General Elections. They will be electing a new president, members of parliament, and some other local representatives, within the framework of the country's six level central and local administrative system.
For presidential position, there are two contesting candidates, the incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta and his arch-rival Raila Odinga. Both candidates are sons of Kenya's po
A popular Tanzanian opposition member of parliament and shadow minister of finance and planning, Halima Mdee challenged the country's government on August 3, 2017, to explain how Tanzania's 7% economic growth benefits ordinary people. She argued that economic growth of a nation should reflect in the lives of the ordinary populace.
Polling stations in Rwanda opened on August 4, 2017, for the country's 2017 presidential election. The incumbent president Paul Kagame is contesting for another term in office against a very fragile opposition represented by only one presidential candidate from one of he country's six registered opposition parties. The other presidential candidate is reported to be an unknown independent politician. As such, many political analysts believe that Mr Kagame will easily win it wi