METAL shutters have come down, stocks of food have been run down and tatty bags with clothing for several weeks lie by the side of a road leading out of Nairobi, Kenya’s ethnically mixed capital, to farmland north-west. “We don’t want to be here for the election,” says a 15-year-old boy helping his parents lock up their tin-and-timber home
TWO years ago, times were good for Hizbullah, the Lebanese Shia militia-cum-party with strong links to Iran and Syria.
More than a storm in a tea kettle EGYPTIANS have reason to fear the domestic news these days. If it is not about events such as a freak ballooning accident that killed 18 tourists, or the death of nine villagers who fell, one after another, into an open manhole, or a plague of locusts sweeping in from the Red Sea, it will surely be about something at least as grim: Egyptian politics
[Magharebia]Tunisia’s ruling Ennahda party on Friday (February 22nd) named Interior Minister Ali Larayedh as prime minister.
[Magharebia]Radical imams and online salafists are pushing Tunisian young people to answer the call for jihad. Now they’re dying by the hundreds in Syria.
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -The Mauritanian government is training officials to ensure that the upcoming national elections are open and free from corruption.
[The Star]Children born seven years from now may never see an elephant in Kenya due to the increased poaching of the endangered species.
[The Star]The IEBC will conduct the simulation of the voting process including counting and transmission of results on today with the aim of raising awareness on how the process will be undertaken. To participate, you must be a registered voter in the polling station per county assembly ward picked for the exercise.
[Capital FM]Nairobi -US Secretary of State John Kerry has echoed President Barrack Obama’s call for fair, peaceful elections.
[New Vision]The Opposition shadow cabinet will sit in two weeks-time to discuss reforms in the electoral process.