[Premium Times] Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday said N100 billion and a separate $289 million were embezzled by officials of the Goodluck Jonathan administration, a few weeks to the 2015 elections.
[East African] In southern Africa, Madagascar, still chafing from a major broil in 2009, is set to have a presidential election in November.
[Nation] Kenya emerged the third most preferred real estate investment destination globally for the super-rich after the UK and the US in a study that also shows that nearly a quarter of Africa’s rich have property locally.
[VOA] Freetown – Sierra Leone will hold a runoff presidential election in two weeks after the country’s 16 candidates failed to clinch the 55 percent of votes necessary to win in the first round.
[Democracy Works] The death of opposition heavyweight Morgan Tsvangirai robbed Zimbabwe of the strongest challenger to Robert Mugabe for almost 20 years – and no successor will be able to emulate him fully. Mugabe has now gone, but Tsvangirai’s party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), is bitterly divided.
[Zimbabwe Independent] Tensions are gradually intensifying between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the military clique surrounding him, amid revelations that the army is exerting overbearing influence on the executive.
[This is Africa] Zimbabwe’s government has announced that it has reviewed the country’s visa requirements to elevate 29 Category C countries to category B level which allows visas on arrival. The new travel regime allows visas on arrival for SADC members and several international countries.
[VOA] A spokesman for the Democratic Republic of Congo says President Joseph Kabila intends to respect the constitution and relinquish power after elections scheduled for December.
[African Union] The Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is closely following the evolution of the political situation in Kenya. In this respect, he notes with concern the organization by the National Super Alliance (NASA) of a ceremony during which Mr.
[Zimbabwe Standard] President Emmerson Mnangagwa faces internal revolt over early elections after it emerged his calls for polls to go ahead as early as August could be resisted by his own Zanu PF MPs.