Primacy of the law has been asserted in Kenya – with unpredictable aftermath

Justin Willis, Durham University On Friday 1 September, Kenya’s Supreme Court delivered a surprise. Against the expectations of many, the court ruled – in a 4:2 majority verdict – that the presidential election held on 8 August was null and void. The incumbent president, Uhuru Kenyatta, had been declared the winner of that poll. He …

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Social media and fake news batter Kenya’s traditional media

George Ogola, University of Central Lancashire The recent Kenyan elections firmly demonstrated the incursion and perhaps even gradual institutionalisation of fake news as an actor in modern politics, particularly during elections. Although the term fake news is now so liberally used to the extent it eludes precise definition, many agree it’s the deliberate dissemination of …

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Donald Trump & Africa News Headlines – 17 November 2016

A compilation of news headlines about the election of Donald Trump and Africa that have been published within the past 24 hours. Trevor Noah Compares Donald Trump To South Africa President Jacob Zuma Source: Deadline Hollywood Trump will stop Buhari’s Islamic agenda – Fani-Kayode Source: Punch Trump Triumphs: Good or bad riddance for Ghana? Source: …

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Africa News Headlines for 5 May 2015 – John Kerry in Horn of Africa Edition

Burundi presidential term saga balloons into regional crisis as US, Rwanda, Tanzania drawn in Source: Mail & Guardian John Kerry meets Kenyan civil society activists, impressed by their energy and power Source: Standard Digital Kerry makes historic Somalia visit to show U.S. support Source: The Washington Post Secretary Kerry Visits Kenya Source: U.S. Africa Command …

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Africa News Headlines for 4 January 2015

Son of Kenyan opposition leader found dead at home Source: New Vision/AFP Extremists kidnap 40 males in northern Nigeria Source: Stars and Stripes/AP Zuma’s foundation sponsors new Bible translation Source: StarAfrica Pope names 3 African cardinals, 17 others Source: The News Ebola – a wake-up call for leaders? Source: Sierra Leone Telegraph Trafficking great ape …

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