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According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, Africa is the world’s second-largest continent, spanning over thirty million square kilometres. Despite its diverse population, the continent of Africa is often homogenised in Western popular culture. Our continent is as ethnically diverse as it is geographically varied. Although Africans share a lot of similarities between them, we are, contrary to […]

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down and his resignation letter has been drafted, CNN said today, citing a source familiar with his negotiations with the generals who seized power in Harare last week.   Under the terms of the deal, Mugabe and his wife Grace would be granted full immunity. Two senior […]

Kenya’s Supreme Court has upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month’s repeat presidential vote. Chief Justice, David Maraga today said the court dismissed two legal challenges to the vote in a unanimous decision by six judges. The petitioners had argued, amongst other reasons, that the outcome should be voided because the election […]

Polls have opened in the self-declared republic of Somaliland in the presidential election. The election will use an iris-based biometric voting system – a world first, according to the election spokesman.   Just over seven hundred thousand voters are eligible to take part in the election which is being contested by three candidates. At least […]

A seven-point-three magnitude earthquake struck the border region between Iraq and Iran late on Sunday, killing at least three hundred and thirty people and injuring an estimated two thousand, five hundred and thirty more.   As aftershocks continued today and as rescuers sped up their operation, Iran’s state news agency IRNA confirmed the death toll, […]

US President Donald Trump has urged North Korea to “come to the table” and discuss giving up its nuclear weapons. Striking a different tone from previous fiery rhetoric, he said he “hopes to God” he does not have to use the US military against Pyongyang.   Mr Trump was speaking at a press conference with […]

A former lawmaker has filed a petition at Kenya’s Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in last month’s presidential election in a last minute move that opens the door to legal scrutiny of the vote.   Harun Mwau filed the petition hours before a Monday deadline set by the constitution expired. Earlier in the […]

United States President, Donald Trump has called for death penalty for an Uzbek immigrant accused of plowing a truck down a New York City bike path, killing eight people, describing the man as a terrorist.               Twenty-nine year old Sayfullo Saipov, who was hospitalized after he was shot by […]

Shinzo Abe has been re-elected Japan’s prime minister by the parliament following his ruling party’s landslide victory in elections last month. Lawmakers voted today to reinstall Abe by a majority of three hundred and twelve votes in the four hundred and sixty-five-seat lower house of the Japanese parliament. In the two hundred and forty-two-seat upper […]

Voting is under way in Kenya amid tight security in a re-run of the presidential election, which is being boycotted by the main opposition. President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner in an August vote, but it is being held again over “irregularities”.   Seventy-two-year-old opposition leader, Raila Odinga said opposition demands to reform the […]

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