[ISS] Burundi will hold a referendum in May 2018 on a constitutional amendment that could enable President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power past 2020. The proposed changes would weaken the representation of minority groups in Parliament and further threaten the Arusha peace deal that ended the 1993-2005 Burundian civil war.
[Nyasa Times] South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) scored a giant legal victory on Tuesday when the Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria, ruled in his favour that the organisers of Wednesday’s ‘False Prophets’ march should stop using the event to defame the name of the renowned man of God.
[East African] Rwanda has said the centre hosting 2,500 Burundian refugees who left DR Congo on Wednesday for fear of deportation is overstretched.
[Nairobi News] Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, also known as Paul Ongili, on Friday joined the ranks of youthful legislators whose wins have been cancelled.
[Nairobi News] Controversial legislator Babu Owino is the latest Member of Parliament to lose his seat, after his election victory in Embakasi East was nullified by the court on Friday.
[Zimbabwe Standard] Former Zifa accountant Fabian Venganayi has accused under-fire Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa of attempting to bribe and blackmail him in a desperate bid to silence him as his nasty fight with the beleaguered domestic football governing body’s leadership escalates.
[Independent (Kampala)] The 14 judges to the High Court and the Court of Appeal appointed by the President were last week vetted by parliament’s appointment committee.
[News24Wire] The Democratic Alliance has launched a national petition to have the recently announced increase in the country’s Value Added Tax revoked.
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday that the Federal Government was on its toes to address security issues being experienced in recent times within the country.
[Nation] Attorney General Prof Githu Muigai has resigned.