Kenya President Kenyatta wins 98 percent of vote in repeat election – commission
NAIROBI (Reuters) – Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 percent of the vote in a repeat presidential election in Kenya, although only 39 percent of voters turned out due to an opposition boycott, the electoral commission said on Monday.
Kenya’s repeat presidential poll was free, fair – commission
NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s repeat presidential poll was free and fair, the election commission said on Monday, despite opposition complaints over the vote that led to it boycotting the process.
Suspected Boko Haram raid kills at least 10 in Cameroon village
YAOUNDE (Reuters) – Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 10 villagers in northern Cameroon on Sunday night in what army and local officials said was revenge for attacks by Cameroon’s army.
Nigeria’s Buhari sacks top civil servant after corruption probe
ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sacked the country’s most senior civil servant, his spokesman said.
Opposition activists confront police before Kenyan vote results
NAIROBI (Reuters) – Opposition supporters faced off against riot police firing teargas in a slum in Kenya’s capital on Monday, hours before the official announcement of an expected landslide win for incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta in re-run elections.
At least one police officer killed in violent east Congo protest
KINSHASA (Reuters) – At least one police officer was killed on Monday in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in clashes between security forces and protesters demanding the departure of President Joseph Kabila this year, local sources said.
France releases brother of ex-Burkina president Compaore
PARIS (Reuters) – An appeals court in Paris on Monday released the younger brother of former Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore, a day after he was taken into custody in connection with the murder of a journalist, his lawyer said.
Kenya election board to announce results from repeat presidential election
NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s election commission will announce results from the repeat presidential election at 15:30 (1230 GMT) on Monday, its vice chairwoman Consolata Maina told a news briefing.
U.S. pledges up to $60 mln for security help in Sahel region
(Reuters) – The United States has promised $60 million to support the Group of Five Sahel States (G5 Sahel) Joint Force’s counterterrorism efforts, the state department said in a statement on Monday.
Somalia’s capital restricts movement of trucks, tankers after attacks
MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somali authorities imposed a daytime ban on Monday on the movement of large trucks and road tankers inside the capital Mogadishu in an attempt to improve security following a wave of devastating attacks by militants.