Several police officers were among at least eight people killed in an attack on a bus in northeast Kenya claimed Saturday by the Somali Islamist al-Shebaab group.
If judges uphold the fraud allegations against President Peter Mutharika, fresh polls could be called within a matter of days. The constitutional court has 45 days to hand down its verdict.
A World Food Programme survey found that 77 percent of people in urban areas could no longer afford a standard meal.
Kenya has been hard hit with 132 killed and 17,000 displaced, schools, roads, and health centres flooded, and water systems clogged across the country.
Duma Boko says: ‘The alarm bells were ringing from the start when all the results were coming in.’
A major corruption scandal around the allocation of fishing quotas erupted two weeks before the poll, and involved the arrest of two cabinet ministers.

Officials in Namibia corruption scheme to remain in custody

Before the decision, local media reported a large crowd had gathered outside the court to protest against the granting of bail to the so-called ‘Fishrot six’.

Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters gain two parliamentary seats

The EFF in South Africa released a statement congratulating its Namibian namesake, saying they did it without their assistance.

Former Zuma lawyers Mike Hellens and Dawie Joubert ‘arrested’ in Namibia

The pair reportedly had their passports confiscated after it was found they did not have working permits.

Zimbabwe facing ‘man-made’ starvation, UN expert warns

‘By the end of this year… an estimated eight million people [will] require urgent action to save livelihoods,’ said Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food.

Striking Zimbabwe doctors warn of ‘silent genocide’

‘Everything has come to a standstill, even those who were providing emergency services have given up,’ a senior doctor said.

13 French soldiers killed in Mali helicopter collision

Monday’s operation was particularly risky because it took place in ‘total darkness’ on a moonless night, but the exact cause of the collision remains unknown.

Namibia set for election amid economic downturn

With a population of 2.45 million, around 1.4 million Namibians are registered to vote.

Main candidates in Namibia’s upcoming presidential election

SWAPO leader Hage Geingob, former dentist and lawyer Panduleni Itula, PDM member McHenry Venaani, and Esther Muinjangue, the first woman to run for president, are the candidates for Wednesday’s election.

Tanzania holds elections without opposition

Chadema, the main opposition party, as well as five other smaller parties are boycotting the local government elections.

Twenty-three bodies found in DR Congo plane crash: rescue service

An official said no survivors were expected from a small plane believed to have been carrying 19 passengers and crew.

Namibia’s first female candidate vows to ‘restore dignity’

Our neighbour to the northwest goes to the polls on Wednesday.

Independent Egyptian media outlet says editor arrested

This is the latest arrest amid a wider crackdown on dissent in the country.

Zimbabwe’s vice president Chiwenga back from months of medical care in China

Chiwenga, who led the ousting of late Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe last year, is suffering from an undisclosed ailment.

At least 24 killed in landslide following torrential rains in Kenya

Rescue efforts have been delayed because roads have been cut and bridges closed after streams turned into raging torrents.

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