[Capital FM] Nairobi -Footballer McDonald Mariga has been cleared to take part in the Kibra by-election.
[New Zimbabwe] Government Tuesday claimed Zimbabwe has lost US$42 billion in revenue in the last 18 years due to sanctions imposed by European Union (EU) and the US on allegations of electoral fraud and human rights abuses.
[Daily Trust] Yenagoa -The National Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has screened the immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, the ex-Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) Mr Frankland Briyai, and three other governorship aspirants of the party for the August 29 Bayelsa State governorship primary of the party slated for Yenagoa, the state capital.
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique’s National Elections Commission (CNE) spent most of the past weekend approving the final lists of candidates for the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections scheduled for 15 October.
[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika is not among the people who will take in the witness box in the ongoing presidential election case because he has not sworn any statement, Judiciary spokesperson has said.
[News24Wire] The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) expects that by the time the 2021 local government elections roll around, legislation will be in place so that South Africans know who funds political parties.
[Nyasa Times] Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) has announced that it has maintained the policy rate–also known as the bank rate–at 13.5 percent and that the country’s economy is expected to grow by 5% this year, up from 4% the previous year.
[New Zimbabwe] Positives realised by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration following the removal of his predecessor Robert Mugabe have been overshadowed by failure to respect human rights and define the role of the military in governance.
[News24Wire] The Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) says its appeal to the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to have Black First Land First (BLF) deregistered as a political party has been successful.
FOR A MOMENT, a looming political crunch in Tunisia looked like it would arrive earlier than expected. On June 27th the president, Beji Caid Essebsi, was rushed to hospital after an unspecified “health crisis”. The news capped a chaotic week in the only country to emerge from the Arab spring with a democracy