Malawi court to deliver presidential election verdict

Malawi’s Constitutional Court will on Monday’s hand down a ruling on the contested presidential election narrowly won by President Peter Mutharika. Alleging rigging, the main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), petitioned the court claiming he was robbed of victory at the May 21 vote. He asked the court to annul […]

Portuguese hacker is ‘whistleblower’ behind Luanda Leaks -lawyers

A Portuguese hacker has taken responsibility for disclosing hundreds of thousands of files revealing how Angolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel dos Santos built her vast business empire, his lawyers said on Monday. Isabel dos Santos speaks during a Newsmaker event in London, Britain, Oct. 18, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo The hacker, Rui Pinto, […]

Tanzania president moves to ease fears over election

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has promised this year’s general election will be “free and fair” and invited international monitors to observe proceedings amid concerns of a democratic crackdown in the East African nation. Magufuli’s long-ruling CCM party won 99 percent of seats in local government polls in November that the US and Britain said lacked […]

Libya’s Haftar committed to ceasefire, says Germany

A Libyan military commander waging an offensive to capture the capital Tripoli is committed to a ceasefire, Germany said on Thursday, in an apparent advance for efforts to end a near-decade of turmoil in the North African country. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, after visiting the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, also said commander Khalifa […]

Kenya talks with World Bank for loan of as much as $1 bln

Kenya is in advanced talks with the World Bank for “a fairly priced” loan of up to 100 billion shillings ($991.57 million), nearly half of its required external funding this fiscal year, a senior Treasury official said on Friday. The East African nation wants to cut debt from overseas capital markets, after a borrowing binge […]