[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Uganda Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa has today told heads of missions accredited to Uganda that Rwandan security operatives have been entering the country without permission, a move that could have put the security of citizens at risk. He was briefing the ambassadors on the on the current poor state of Uganda-Rwanda relations.
[Govt of SA] The Electoral Commission will vigorously oppose any legal action aimed at interfering in the conduct of elections and finalisation and announcement of results.
[Nation] Parties to the South Sudan peace agreement on Friday agreed to delay the formation of a transitional government for six months, providing temporary guarantees that the deal could hold for now.
[News24Wire] An application to have South Africa’s electoral laws amended before the May 8 elections to expressly allow independent candidates to stand in the election, has been dismissed in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.
[News24Wire] While allegations of the largesse meted out to South African politicians – notably those belonging to the governing party – rocked the country over the last few months as the Zondo commission into state capture heard evidence, the 2018 edition of the Register of Members’ Interests made for rather boring reading.
[Daily Trust] Muslims at Aleluya Estate in Osogbo, Capital of Osun State escaped deaths by a whisker this morning as suspected gunmen trailed them on their way to mosque.
[Daily Trust] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State yesterday said it is fully prepared for the conduct of today’s governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
[Namibian] PANDULENI Itula, if what is circulating on social media is indeed authentic, has thrown the first spear in assessing the viability of an independent presidential candidate in Namibia.
[New Era] The number of legally held guns in the country has increased significantly in the last thirteen years, with data revealed by the Deputy Minister of Safety and Security showing that there are currently 210 000 licensed firearms across the country.
[Deutsche Welle] On February 16, President Muhammadu Buhari and opposition leader Atiku Abubakar will face off in Nigeria’s presidential election. The outcome of this highly contested vote is far from certain.