As Kenyans head to the polls on 8 August 2017, they are once again poised at the cusp of history, where old battles and the possibility of new beginnings merge. Yet the most salient feature of this election has been the cloud of propaganda hovering above the unsaintly mix of the hopes and fears of a nation.
A number of factors contribute to the potential for an explosion of violence in the period immediately after any Kenyan presidential election, says Muga Wycliffe.
In the near future, you will be able to organize, plan your life, and take important decisions by simply speaking into your phone. How? Google has the answers, Ayodeji Rotinwa reports.
The attack in March 2017 on the Amnesty International office in Abuja by a group of ‘protesters’ is a sign that the Nigerian government is still not ready to end human rights abuses by its military.
The civil society organisation GroundUp has found that for Zimbabweans in South Africa, the cost and effort of returning the body of a deceased loved one home is almost too much to bear.
There have been many calls for a secret ballot in the impending vote of no confidence in South Africa’s president. However, is secrecy really what the country wants at this time, and would it not be setting a lasting, damaging precedent? asks Brent Meersman.
Hours of heavy rainfall, which led to heavy flooding, might portend a major deluge in Africa’s sprawling commercial nerve centre, Lagos, given its lake-side position and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, writes Valentine Iwenwanne.