NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan police sealed off the Supreme Court building in the capital on Wednesday as judges prepared to hear a petition to delay this week’s presidential election, a re-run of an August vote that was nullified by the same court.
Angry Trump envoy to meet South Sudan president to push for peace
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is due to travel to war-torn South Sudan on Wednesday to meet with the country’s President Salva Kiir – and she is angry.
Kenya police disperse demonstrators as Odinga tempers poll protest call
NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan police used bullets and teargas on Tuesday to disperse a small demonstration in Nairobi two days before elections, as the main opposition leader appeared to row back from a call for his supporters to hold protests during the vote.
Ugandan MPs get $8,000 each for work on extending president’s rule: spokesman
KAMPALA (Reuters) – Ugandan legislators have each pocketed 29 million Ugandan shillings ($8,000) as a payout for consultations on legislation to extend the president’s rule, a parliamentary spokesman said on Tuesday, a move opponents denounced as a bribe.
Morocco’s king fires ministers over slow progress in restive tribal area
RABAT (Reuters) – Morocco’s king dismissed several ministers and top officials on Tuesday for failing to improve the economic situation in a region shaken by protests, a statement said.
South Africa’s Zuma asks court to reject call for inquiry into influence-peddling
PRETORIA (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma has asked the High Court to reject a call by an anti-corruption watchdog for an official inquiry into alleged influence-peddling in his government.
Namibia dismisses UN expert’s claims on North Korea ties
WINDHOEK (Reuters) – Namibia’s government on Tuesday rejected accusations by the coordinator of the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea who accused the southern African nation of not complying with UN Security Council sanctions against Pyongyang.
Wheelbarrow bomb kills man pushing it in Somalia’s Puntland, police say
BOSSASO, SOMALIA S (Reuters) – A wheelbarrow exploded outside a police station in Bossaso, a port city in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland, on Tuesday, killing the lone man pushing it, a police officer told Reuters.
Mugabe would have rejected WHO role, says spokesman after its U-turn
HARARE (Reuters) – Robert Mugabe would have rejected the role of World Health Organization goodwill envoy had he been formally asked, his spokesman said on Tuesday, days after state media cheered the Zimbabwean president’s appointment.
Six crew from German ship kidnapped in Nigerian waters
BERLIN (Reuters) – Six crew from a German container vessel have been kidnapped in Nigerian waters, a shipping company said on Tuesday.