Politics

Domestic violence rises in lockdown South Africa

Even by South African standards, the headlines have been chilling: ‘You left me no choice but to kill you,’ read one. ‘KwaZulu-Natal resident living in the shadow of a serial killer,’ screamed another. ‘Manhunt launched after elderly woman, daughter murdered.’ …

Election fever sweeps Kenya

Campaigning for Kenya's 2022 presidential poll has already begun – and there are fears that the rifts that led to the 2007-08 electoral violence are resurfacing. Kenyans famously follow politics like rest of the world does sports or reality TV.…

Liberia rocked by deaths of anti-graft tsars

The mysterious deaths of some of Liberia’s most high-profile financial professionals in October have gripped the tiny nation of less than six million people. The publication of an official report into the killings was delayed last month, leading protesters to…

President toppled and tanks on the streets in Africa's four October polls

One leader may have been voted out in Africa’s October elections. But elsewhere the status quo remains, as accusations of voter intimidation and violence overshadow the polls. The Seychelles Opposition leader Wavel Ramkalawa, an Anglican cleric, has become the Seychelles’…

News in brief

A Malian court sentenced two men to death for their roles in two Islamist-inspired terror attack in 2015. Fawaz Ould Ahmed and his co-conspirator Sadou Chaka were convicted of killing more than 40 people in attacks targeting foreigners in the…

Voter fraud claims in Ghana polls

Doubts are cast over the country’s upcoming December presidential polls, reports Francis Kokutse. When Ghana’s polls close on December 7, all eyes will be on the country’s Electoral Commission (EC), as doubts are raised over the legitimacy of the presidential…
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