73-year-old Keïta Re-elected As Malian president

Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, was re-elected with 67 per cent of the votes in a run-off against opposition rival, Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday. The victory hands Keïta a second term in the mostly desert West African country where militant violence and claims of fraud by the opposition marred the…

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Kenya Officials Face Charges Over $3bn Railway

Two senior Kenyan government officials have been charged in court with fraud over the building of a $3.2bn (£2.5bn) Chinese-funded railway line. The two are accused of paying more than $2m in compensation to private firms which falsely claimed to own land through which the line ran. The officials and 15 other accused have pleaded…

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Zimbabwe Poll: Opposition Politician`Charges To Court For Inciting Violence

Zimbabwean opposition politician Tendai Biti has appeared in court in handcuffs on charges of inciting violence after he was deported from Zambia. Zambia’s government rejected Mr Biti’s request for asylum on Wednesday. Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Mr Biti had been released on bail following his intervention. Prosecutors accuse Mr Biti of fuelling illegal protests…

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