[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Supreme Court has ruled that there was no need for fresh nominations ahead of the October 26 fresh presidential election.
[New Zimbabwe] Harare -Zimbabweans of foreign origin, referred to as aliens by registrar general Tobaiwa Mudede, will now be able to vote in next year’s elections after the High court granted an order allowing them to vote.
[Observer] NEC lawyers including Cllr. F.
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday asked the Supreme Court to dismiss two election petitions challenging his win.
[Shabelle] Somaliland’s Kulmiye Presidential Candidate Muse Bihi Abdi has sent a threatening message to Somalia’s northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Ebola outbreaks tend to occur two years after trees have been cut down or forests cleared in West and Central Africa, researchers said on Monday, suggesting that deforestation data could be used to predict outbreaks of the deadly disease.
[Nation] The ruling Jubilee Party has employed a broad spectrum of strategies to legitimise President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the elections scheduled for October 26 after his main challenger Raila Odinga withdrew from the race citing an uneven playing field.
[Democracy Works] Kenya’s recently annulled elections will soon be re-run, but the long-term questions they raised about election management are still unanswered. The spotlight is on the work of international observer teams, but there are also much wider questions of electoral capacity – problems that extend to the top of the African Union, and thence across the whole continent.
[Observer] The political leader of the opposition Liberia Restoration Party (LRP), Macdella Cooper, says President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s recent statement on generational change is a clear endorsement of her presidency as the next person to succeed her.
[Observer] “It tends to undermine conduct of peaceful elections,” he says.