[Monitor] Kampala -The Royal Thai Embassy has started exploring areas around the country where they intend to introduce mechanised rice production and modern medical facilities.
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -The High Court in Kimihurura will today, deliver its verdict in the case of Diane Shima Rwigara and her mother Adeline Rwigara.
[Radio Dabanga] Omdurman -Parties in the Sudanese Parliament have presented 294 signatures to the Speaker of Parliament, Ibrahim Omar to amend article 57 of the country’s Constitution of 2005 regarding the duration of the presidential term, to be open without specifying more than one term, as well as the amendment of Article 178 of the Constitution on the nomination of Governors. The ammendment will allow current President Omar Al Bashir to stand for another term.
[New Zimbabwe] PARLIAMENT was nearly reduced to a boxing arena Wednesday as Zanu PF and MDC legislators nearly came to blows over President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s legitimacy.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Aid agencies working in the Democratic Republic of Congo have accused the United Nations of manipulating data ahead of elections to give an overly positive impression of the situation in a country beset by conflict and disease.
[Vanguard] Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), requesting him to “promptly, thoroughly and effectively investigate allegation that Senate President Bukola Saraki spent between N200m and N400m in every state, except the six South-West states, to influence the outcome of the 2015 elections for the All Progressives Congress (APC).”
[Guardian] Accredited election observers have raised concern that further delay in release of the budget to fund 2019 general elections is a threat to Nigeria’s democracy.
[Kubatana.net] The trial of opposition political party leader Tendai Biti will commence on Monday 12 November 2018 at the Harare Magistrates Court.
[AIM] Maputo -It is not only opposition parties whose appeals against the results of the 10 October municipal elections have been thrown out by the courts – the latest ruling from the Constitutional Council, Mozambique’s highest body in matters of constitutional and electoral law, supports the decision by the district court in the northern city of Cuamba to reject an appeal from the ruling Frelimo Party against the results in thus municipality, which was won by the main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo
[allAfrica] At 85 years old, Paul Biya — just elected to his seventh consecutive term as President of Cameroon — stands as Africa’s longest-ruling leader, having served for 43 years, first as Prime Minister from 1975 and then as president from 1982.