[VOA] Johannesburg -The island nation of Madagascar votes Wednesday, with four former heads of state vying for the top job in a pool of 36 candidates.
[Monitor] Kampala -The visit of top American rapper Ye, popularly known as Kanye West, has excited Ugandans, especially those in tourism industry who consider it a harbinger for possible influx of foreign tourists.
Just give me another year THE next general election in Israel does not need to be held until November 2019, but drive down the motorway in Tel Aviv and you will see campaign banners for Moshe Kahlon, the finance minister and leader of a centre-right party. On the radio you can hear Avigdor Lieberman, the defence minister, and Naftali Bennett, the education minister—both of whom lead right-wing parties—tearing into each other.
[CAJ News] Kwekwe -Millions of Zimbabweans on Monday endured snaking queues eager for change in their country through a historic election that for the first time did not feature Robert Mugabe.
[New Zimbabwe] “My opponent is neither the first nor the last political figure to stretch his CV. This is a consequence of holding such high party office when still a relative political novice. That, at least, is plain for all to see.”
[News24Wire] A spokesperson for the Presidency has confirmed that one of former president Jacob Zuma’s sons has died.
[New Zimbabwe] The opposition MDC-T has described as a hoax claims that the party leadership has called for nationwide protest action this Friday.
[News24Wire] The presiding officers of parliament have condemned the “discriminatory regulations” passed by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), which may affect South African athlete Caster Semenya’s competitive performance.
[News24Wire] Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has shared 17 boxes of documents, emanating from her state capture commission investigation, with Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, as he prepares for the upcoming judicial commission of inquiry into state capture.
[News24Wire] The son of late Black Consciousness icon Steve Biko appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for the alleged assault of his wife.