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A controversial set of amendments to Kenya's electoral act became law on Thursday, just days after a divisive presidential poll boycotted by the opposition.Read More
A Dutch-Ethiopian accused of war crimes committed during Ethiopia's bloody purges in the late 1970s told a Dutch court Thursday that he apologised for atrocities by the regime but had no personal involvement in them.Read More
Nairobi (AFP) A controversial set of amendments to Kenya’s electoral act became law on Thursday, just days after a divisive presidential poll boycotted by the opposition. The amendments, condemned by the opposition as well as Kenya’s foreign allies, were automatically gazetted after President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta failed to sign the bill within 14 days or send it back to parliament. Lawmakers from Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party introduced the amendments after the Supreme Court annulled an August 8 election due to “irregularities and illegalities” and mismanagement by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries CommissionRead More
A Moroccan appeals court has struck down a ruling that for the first time recognised a man as the father of a child born outside of marriage.Read More
An imam in Egypt faces a disciplinary hearing over accusations that he married off underage girls, the administrative prosecution authority which monitors civil servants including imams said on Monday.Read More
Kenya's opposition on Thursday criticised a government move to amend the electoral law as it walked out of a meeting aimed at settling differences over the presidential re-run due next month.Read More
Nairobi (AFP) Kenya’s opposition on Thursday called for demonstrations against the government after the ruling party moved to change the electoral law ahead of next month’s re-run presidential poll. After a case brought by opposition leader Raila Odinga, Kenya’s Supreme Court annulled last month’s presidential election, won by Uhuru Kenyatta, citing widespread mismanagement by the electoral commission. Odinga said the proposed changes to the election laws were an attack on democracy and the constitution that must be resisted. “I call on this generation to resist, to rise up and resist.Read More
Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta will remain president until a new leader is sworn in, the country's attorney general said Friday, seeking to assuage fears of a constitutional crisis if elections are delayed further.Read More
Nairobi (AFP) Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta will remain president until a new leader is sworn in, the country’s attorney general said Friday, seeking to assuage fears of a constitutional crisis if elections are delayed further. Questions have mounted over the status of the government after the Supreme Court annulled Kenyatta’s victory in August’s presidential election due to widespread irregularities. A planned re-run for October 17 has already been delayed once — the vote is now set for October 26 — prompting fears of a constitutional crisis if the polls are notRead More
Nairobi (AFP) Uhuru Kenyatta will remain Kenyan president until a new leader is sworn in, the country’s attorney general said on Friday, seeking to ease fears of a constitutional crisis if elections are delayed further. Questions have mounted over the status of the government after the Supreme Court annulled Kenyatta’s victory in August’s presidential election due to widespread irregularities. A planned re-run has already been delayed once — the vote is now set for October 26 — prompting fears of a constitutional crisis if the polls are not held withinRead More