[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE Elections Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba told legislators this Thursday that the poll agency is ready for elections despite having a $50 million funding shortfall.
[News24Wire] If President Jacob Zuma has to leave before his term ends, he should not be humiliated in the process, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told eNCA on Sunday.
[New Zimbabwe] While the MDC-T appears to be trapped in a succession wrangle pitying the party’s three vice presidents (VPs) as they fight to succeed Morgan Tsvangirai whose health has deteriorated as a result of cancer officials insist the veteran opposition leader is the party’s candidate for 2018 elections.
[State Department] Addis Ababa -I am speaking on behalf of the United States, Norway and the United Kingdom as the Troika.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -The launch of Nigeria’s first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said.
[News24Wire] The South African Police Services (SAPS) are in the process of settling 653 civil claims worth R1.17bn for injuries and deaths that occurred in the 2012 Marikana massacre, MPs heard on Monday.
[ISS] Election observer missions are under fire after the recent Kenyan elections , which most observers declared free and fair — a verdict overturned by the country’s Supreme Court. Some international election observers are being described as ‘tourists’ who arrive in a country a few days before the vote and rubber-stamp elections based on what they see on voting day.
[Maka] On September 21 we will have a new president, after 38 years with José Eduardo dos Santos.
[Maka] Four Angolan opposition parties have jointly declared that the results of the 23 August election announced by the National Electoral Commission were illegal and unconstitutional.
[Monitor] Kampala -Workers at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) have not been paid for two months over what the national broadcaster managers says is a “cash flow problem”.