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Tom Jackson, 3:54 am AFKI Original
In a surprising but not unfathomable announcement this week, Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) confirmed that the IT infrastructure deployed during the country’s recently nullified presidential election will again be utilised in the approaching re-run on October 26. It has gambled twice on tech at elections, and lost. To gamble a third time, and with the same flawed system, could unleash forces outside of its control.
Kurt Davis Jr., 5:02 am AFKI Original
Political angst and turmoil combined with terrorism has slashed tourism in numerous countries across the world, including on the African continent, and countries are desperate to reignite tourism after the damage dwindling numbers have caused. But Tunisia, Kenya, and Egypt are now overcoming the issues that have plagued their countries in an effort to see tourism numbers return, and early signs are good. Much still needs to be done, but these three nations are on the right track.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:14 am
The Benin Football Federation (FBF) has been suspended by FIFA following a court ruling in the West African country which blocked elections to determine FBF members. World football governing body FIFA often steps in when politics in its member associations become involved with the running of football federations in their countries. This is the case in Benin, and as a result, they have been suspended from global football with immediate effect.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:55 am AFKI Original
Tokyo Sexwale has officially thrown his hat in the ring with regards to the FIFA presidential elections that will take place in February next year, setting himself up as a potentially popular candidate to take over from Sepp Blatter. He would be the first permanent African president of world football’s governing body, if he was successful. We take a look at 12 things to know about successful South African business personality and FIFA presidential hopeful, Tokyo Sexwale.
Keren Mikva, 12:52 pm AFKI Original
During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, January Makamba, then 20, helped manage a refugee camp, overseeing more than 120,000 refugees. “Witnessing that misery made me political,” he said, and the experience inspired him to study conflict resolution. He’s been described as innovative, courageous, and disruptive, and he wants to be president of Tanzania. Here’s an inside look at Tanzanian politician January Makamba.
Keren Mikva, 1:30 pm AFKI Original
Mutharika spent almost 40 years earlier in his career teaching law in the U.S., which is why some opponents questioned his eligibility for president of Malawi. Some thought he gave up Malawian citizenship to become a U.S. citizen. Here’s an inside look at Mutharika, who recently completed his first year as president of Malawi.
Keren Mikva, 9:12 am AFKI Original
The former vice president of Zimbabwe, Joice Mujuru was considered a popular successor to Zimbabwe’s longtime dictator, President Robert Mugabe. Then things changed. Grace Mugabe entered into ZANU-PF leadership in early 2014 with political aspirations of her own, and embarked on a campaign to embarrass Mujuru publicly. Here are 12 things you should know about Joice Mujuru.
Keren Mikva, 3:52 pm AFKI Original
She was given a doctorate in sociology after two months in the program at
the University of Zimbabwe. President Mugabe helped make that happen. He is the chancellor of the university. Many in the academic community called on Grace to return the degree, concerned that it could harm the reputation of the university. She has been a polarizing figure in African politics. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Grace Mugabe and her potential role in Zimbabwean politics.
Aniela Swider, 4:00 pm AFKI Original
The period after apartheid saw dramatic growth in the popularity of Afrikaans music. Possible reasons? Afrikaans speakers looked to music to represent pride in the Afrikaans linguistic and cultural heritage. Afrikaans music is one of the most popular and best-selling genres on the South African music scene. Afrikaans has been closely tied to apartheid. What happened to Afrikaans when apartheid ended? Here are 10 things you didn’t know about post-apartheid Afrikaans culture.
Keren Mikva, 10:32 am AFKI Original
Some Nigerians were concerned that opposition supporters would attempt to manipulate the ballots. Disregarding the police directive that people should leave the polling stations after casting their votes, Patience said, “After voting on March 28, make sure you follow your votes to the end. Do not leave the arena until the counting ends.” Nigeria’s first lady has been a powerful and controversial voice in her husband’s presidency. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Patience Jonathan.
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