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September 10, 2017 10:27 PM Kenya nullified election: Democracy and the law

Out of the bench of six Supreme Court Judges, four voted for the nullification of the election result, while two dissented; namely Justice Njoki Ndugu and Justice Jackton Ojwang. It makes interesting reading when one takes a look at the views of the two dissenting judges. A few weeks back I wrote on this column about how unsubstantiated the claims from NASA and Raila 49

September 10, 2017 8:27 PM Al Ghurair likely to print ballot papers for repeat polls

Dubai-based Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing firm will most likely supply ballot papers for the fresh presidential elections set for October 17, despite earlier objections by the Opposition. Sources at the electoral commission said the firm signed a three-year contract with IEBC and would print ballot papers for a rematch between President Kenyatta 44

September 8, 2017 9:01 PM Tanzania's Tundu Lissu recovering after gun attack

Opposition MP Tundu Lissu's condition is improving at a hospital in Kenya's Nairobi, his party says. Tanzanian opposition legislator Tundu Lissu is recovering in a Kenyan hospital after being wounded in a gun attack at his residence in Tanzania's administrative capital, Dodoma, according to his party. Abdallah Safari, the vice president of main opposition 56

September 7, 2017 11:27 AM 2017 Most Influential Young Africans List Announced

In its vision of recognising young achievers across the African continent, Africa Youth Awards has released its 2nd annual list of the 2017 100 Most Influential Young Africans, an initiative which is noted to be the biggest and most respected across the continent with participation from over 140 countries globally. Speaking about the list, Prince Akpah 79

September 7, 2017 6:14 AM Sanlam Sees Political Turmoil Damping Prospects in South Africa

Sanlam Ltd., the largest South African-based insurer, said prospects for its domestic business will remain muted for the rest of this year and into 2018 as political uncertainty knocks confidence and markets. Political and economic policy uncertainty is “not likely to dissipate” before the African National Congress elects a new leader in December, the Cape Town-based 50

September 6, 2017 1:02 PM Abena Rockstar's Song Selected By Howard University

A song by a female Ghanaian rapper and Hip Hop artist, Abena Rockstar, has been selected for studies by the Department of African Studies at the Howard University in Washington. The song, titled: “Abena” was chosen by the department for the department’s programme dubbed: “Hip Hop African Podcast”. The Hip Hop African Podcast features discussions and interviews 75

September 6, 2017 12:19 PM Top American University to use Ghanaian rapper's song in African Studies course

Howard University, located in Washington DC in the United States is set to begin an African Studies program which will feature hiphop African songs, including a song from Ghanaian rapper Abena Rockstar. gathered the programme dubbed ‘ Hip Hop African Podcast’, is produced by students of the African Studies Department at Howard University 99

September 5, 2017 7:13 AM Reflections on Kenyan Supreme Court ruling and Gamblers Fallacy

On Friday, September 1, 2017, Kenyan Supreme Court in a near-unanimous decision of 4:2 annulled the presidential election held on August 1, 2017 on the grounds of irregularities and breaches of electoral laws of that country. International observers including erstwhile president of the Republic of Ghana, Mr. John Dramani Mahama have been criticized for creating 60

September 4, 2017 3:04 PM First Lady opens 5TH edition of Ghana Garden and Flower show

The First Lady, Rebecca Akufo- Addo formally opened the 5th edition of the Ghana Garden and Flower Show at the Efua Sutherlands Children’s Park last Friday with a challenge to the youth to seize the opportunities inherent in horticulture and floriculture to improve their lives. According to her, “When a country like Holland is able to derive so much of its Gross 50

September 4, 2017 11:01 AM Showdown looms between Kenya opposition, ruling party over election board

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s government will not replace the election board ahead of the new elections ordered by the Supreme Court, a presidential spokesman said on Monday, indicating a looming showdown with the opposition. On Friday, the court annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s official win in the Aug. 8 presidential polls by 1.4 million votes. The court 39