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Kenya opposition leader Odinga rejects calls to swear him in

Kenya opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga on Saturday turned down a concerted push by the coalition’s hardliners to swear him in on Tuesday, the day President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to take the oath of office for his second and final term. At a five-hour consultative meeting …

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Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn-in as president

Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as President of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare’s national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Taking his oath of office, the 75-year-old former security chief known as ‘The Crocodile’ vowed to …

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Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe has finally resigned as president of Zimbabwe, a week after the army took over power and placed him under house arrest. A letter signed by Zimbabwe’s only president since 1980 said the decision was voluntary. The Parliament confirmed receipt of the said letter and subsequently suspended impeachment processes. …

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Kenya court upholds President Kenyatta’s election victory

Kenya’s supreme court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in a contentious repeat vote that was boycotted by the opposition. In a unanimous decision, the court dismissed challenges by human rights activists and a politician who argued that last month’s election was not conducted according to the law. “There …

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Somaliland shuts down schools until after Nov. 13 presidential elections

Self-declared independent state of Somaliland has called off school for eight days in preparation towards its third presidential election scheduled for November 13. The Education ministry announced this week that schools including universities will be closed from November 7 to November 15, two days after the polls. The directive follows …

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First openly transgender state legislator elected in Virginia

Openly transgender female, Danica Roem has become the first openly transgender state legislator in US history. Roem, a Democrat defeated Bob Marshall a Republican, who had been a Virginia Legislator since 1992. Roem defeated Marshall in last night’s election in Virginia. In January of this year, Bob Marshall introduced an anti-transgender …

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