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Zimbabwe pastor Mawarire pleads not guilty to subversion

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean activist pastor Evan Mawarire pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of trying to overthrow President Robert Mugabe’s government, a day after he was detained over an offending post on social media. Mawarire responded “not guilty” when the two charges of subverting a constitutional government …

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Trump’s travel ban to expire on Sunday

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump’s contentious travel ban expires Sunday with little clarity over whether America’s door will reopen for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries. Based on the policy, US embassies or representatives in Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen should resume granting visas to their …

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Kenya court: Elections were neither transparent nor verifiable’

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s Supreme Court on Wednesday blamed the election commission for last month’s annulled presidential vote, rebuking officials for bungling the transmission of results and basing the outcome on dubious documents. The full ruling detailing the court’s shock decision on September 1 to annul President Uhuru Kenyatta’s …

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Kenya court blames election commission IEBC for botched vote

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s Supreme Court on Wednesday blamed the election commission for last month’s annulled presidential vote, rebuking officials for bungling the transmission of results and basing the outcome on dubious documents. The full ruling detailing the court’s shock decision on September 1 to annul President Uhuru Kenyatta’s …

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Pastor pleads not guilty to violence charges

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean activist pastor Evan Mawarire pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of misconduct and inciting a crowd to cause violence. Mawarire — an outspoken opponent of ruling President Robert Mugabe — became popular with his #ThisFlag movement that challenged Mugabe’s government over the economic crisis. …

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Kenya’s chief justice condemns threats against judiciary

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s chief justice on Tuesday hit out at political leaders and their supporters over a wave of threats against his court, which annulled last month’s presidential election over widespread irregularities. Scores of supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta gathered outside the Supreme Court to demand he …

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Court sets trial date for treason case against 20 people

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The High Court has set October 30, 2017 to start hearing a treason case against 20 people accused of plotting to overthrow the Uganda government by force of arms. High Court Judge Wilson Masalu Musene set the trial date after all the suspects pleaded not …

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Details of Sematimba Court of Appeal ruling

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  Uganda’s Court of Appeal has confirmed NRM’s Peter Sematimba as the validly elected MP of Busiro South constituency in Wakiso district. Three Justices, including out-going deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma,  Catherine Bamugemereire and Cheborion Barishaki overturned the High Court’s decision by Justice Lydia Mugambe …

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Kenya election rerun in doubt as acrimony deepens

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Doubts are growing over Kenya’s ability to hold a rerun of its presidential election in just one month as key players remain unable to agree on how to conduct a credible vote, analysts say. Bickering on all sides and confusion over the process have only …

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Sematimba’s fate to be decided on Monday

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Court of Appeal will on Monday 18, September deliver the judgment in the election appeal filed by embattled Peter Ssematimba against rival Stephen Sekigozi. Sematimba is challenging a Kampala High Court decision that nullified his election as Member of Parliament (MP) of Busiro South …

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