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Technology for re-run of Kenya poll not ready

Kenya election equipmentThe French IT company that supplied the electronic system used in Kenya’s nullified election last month has told the country’s election board its technology would not be ready to use again by the date set for a re-run of the vote.

Zambian president calls for unity

Lungu calls for Zambian unityZambian President Edgar Lungu has called for unity among political groups ahead of talks between government and the opposition aimed at reconciliation after a political crisis earlier this year.

Egypt court sentences Mursi to 25 years in Qatar spy case

Mohammed Mursi.An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted president Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood to 25 years in prison in a final ruling over a case accusing him of spying for Qatar, judicial sources said.


Parliament can help recruit better police leaders, ISS and Corruption Watch maintain

Parliament can assist in police commissioner selectionCorruption Watch and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) this week asked Parliament to support stricter criteria for recruitment of the SA Police Service (SAPS) national commissioner and head of the Hawks, two of the most important functions in a country with rising crime, violence and corruption.

CAR defence minister sacked

CAR defence minister dismissedCentral African Republic (CAR) president Faustin-Archange Touadera has sacked his defence minister, according to a state radio broadcast, amid growing violence threatening to spin the country out of control.

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