Africa | Kenya August 29, 2018 Kenya High Court on August 29, 2018, suspended ongoing criminal proceedings that have been ongoing against the country's Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, reported Kenya media. The Supreme Court of Kenya judge is facing corruption charges that include embezzlement of public funds, abuse of office, and tax evasion. However, she has dismissed the charges against her, saying they are part of a scheme aimed at embarrassing her as Kenya's
British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, on August 28, 2018, at the start a three day trade mission to Africa South of the Sahara. The mission is seen by many political analysts as part of Britain's efforts for strengthening its global trade links and influence as it looks forward to officially exit the European Union in March 2019. Ms May is accompanied by a powerful business delegation consisting 29 business executives. From South Africa she wi
US President Donald Trump allegedly told his aides he wouldn't like to meet someone as "lifeless" as President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria again, reported several media sources on August 27, 2018. According to the reports, Mr Trump made the remark when revisiting his meeting with Mr Buhari in the White House earlier this year. Notwithstanding, however, some Nigerian media sources reported the same day that Mr Buhari was not amused with what Mr Trump said.about him, and has fi
Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as president of Zimbabwe on August 26, 2018. The inauguration ceremony held at the country's national stadium in Harare, was attended by several African heads of state including those of South Africa, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. Mr Mnangagwa won the highly disputed presidential election with a tiny margin of only 0.8% above the 50% that was needed to avoid a run-off election against his main rival MDC-Alliance's Nelson Cha
On August 24, 2018, Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court ruled against an appeal by the country's main opposition MDC Alliance of the results of the presidential election held on July 30, 2018, of which the incumbent president Emmerson Mnangagwa was announced the winner by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission. In their appeal, MDC Alliance requested the court to annul the results of the presidential election claiming that the electoral process was marred by irregularities that included f
Immediately after charges of arms possession against Ugandan member of parliament (MP) Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, were dropped by the state at a military court in the northern city of Gulu on August 23, 2018, the MP was re-arrested and taken to a nearby magistrate court where he was charged for treason. That was reported by East African media on August 24, 2018. After been charged, he famous MP and pop star was remanded in custody at Gulu Prison until August 30, 2018.