Madagascar’s former president Andry Rajoelina on Monday rejected allegations by EU observers that he bribed local officials in return for their support in last week’s presidential vote. A European Union observer mission said in a report Monday that it had “noted candidates committed breaches” ahead of the November 7 poll...
Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed is facing lawmakers in a marathon debate ahead of a vote of confidence needed to approve the government he reshuffled a week ago seeking to end a months-long paralyzing political crisis. The debate began Monday and was still going 12 hours later, a sign of...
The Supreme Court will not allow Wajir Governor Muhamad Abdi Mahamud's rival to cross-examine him on his academic certificates in determining whether he qualified to vie for the seat. Former governor, Ahmed Abdullahi, who is challenging Mahamud's election in 2017, had asked court to allow him question the respondent on the certificates...
On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice Day, leaders converged in France for the Paris Peace Forum, which aims to show the importance of international cooperation in tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace. Starting off on November 11 to November 13, the forum brought together leaders from all over...
Ethiopia's Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said on Monday that 27 senior military figures had been detained over the weekend over allegations of mass corruption. In a press conference given in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, Tsegaye said the corrupt activities, which had a span of six years from 2011 to...
The United Nations health agency on Monday called for concerted efforts to help eradicate polio outbreaks in Africa. Rudi Eggers, World Health Organization (WHO) Kenya country representative, said that countries across Africa are taking great strides towards polio eradication and thus require necessary support. "Polio cases must be stopped through vaccination...
The head of Nigeria's main anti-corruption agency on Monday said he wanted former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke to be extradited to face trial because a corruption probe against her in Britain was taking too long. Alison-Madueke, who served under president Goodluck Jonathan and was the first female head of OPEC,...
Almost 2,000 minibus taxi drivers and conductors as well as passengers were arrested in Kenya on Monday, authorities said, as police began enforcing long-ignored road safety rules. The crackdown against the minibus taxis, known as "matatus", and buses resulted in long queues and unusually traffic-free streets as many drivers stayed...
Top opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have picked legislator Martin Fayulu as their joint candidate for presidential elections due next month. Fayulu will face President Joseph Kabila’s preferred successor for the ruling party, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadari, in Democratic Republic of Congo’s election on Dec. 23. In...
Ten people were missing on Monday after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off Turkey’s western coast, the Turkish coastguard said. Two migrants swam to shore not far from the coastal town of Dikili in Izmir province after their boat sank, the coastguard said in a statement, adding that a...