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Africa:It Is High Time Africa Prohibited Foreigners From Observing Elections

[Monitor] Since independence, African states have swallowed the lie that the legitimacy of their periodic general elections can be judged to have been free and fair only when it is apparent that they were witnessed and given a stamp of approval by missions of mysteriously appointed foreign observers. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Govt Engages Media in Blood Sucking Rumours

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Media houses in the country have formed a task force that aims at developing mechanisms on how best the media can coordinate, handle and deliver messages on the rumor of blood suckers which has hit the country hard. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Helicopter Crashes in Lake Nakuru

[East African] A helicopter crashed in Lake Nakuru shortly after take off from a hotel in the town that is about 160km northwest of Kenyan capital Nairobi. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Residents Oppose Oil Excavation Before They Are Paid Off

[Nation] A row is simmering in Kerio Valley with residents bordering Lake Kamnarok Game Reserve in Baringo County vowing not to allow oil extraction in the area citing lack of public participation. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:1,272 Fail Nigerian Law School Exam

[Leadership] The Nigerian Law School yesterday released the summary of the final examination results conducted in August. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Helicopter Crashes in Lake Nakuru

[Nation] A helicopter has crashed in Lake Nakuru shortly after take off from a hotel in the town. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:President Kenyatta, Odinga Call for Peace On Election Day

[Capital FM] President Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga made calls Friday for election peace, while making veiled digs at each other on a day when the country celebrates its independence heroes. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Uganda President Yoweri Museveni Directs MPs to Back Age Limit Bill

[East African] On Friday October 6, President Yoweri Museveni openly backed the ongoing push to amend the Constitution and remove the age limit on the presidency. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Sexual Abuse Can Only Be Blamed On Men - ANC Presidential Candidate

[News24Wire] ANC presidential candidate Dr Mathews Phosa has said South Africa's rape culture emanates from one point - men, and that it is a monumental task to fix the men that perpetuate sexual abuse. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Bellville Trains Terminated Due to Protest Action

[News24Wire] Metrorail has terminated trains travelling from Cape Town to Bellville via Lavistown due to protest action on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Election Countdown - What to Expect

[Nation] There has been a lot of political activities as the country gears up for the repeat presidential election scheduled for October 26. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:South Africa's Gupta Family Under FBI Investigation - Report

[Deutsche Welle] As probes into the Gupta family intensify in South Africa, the FBI is reportedly also investigating the Guptas in relation to suspicious cash flows between South Africa, Dubai and the US, according to a newspaper report. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Scores of Malawi Vampire-Hunting Vigilantes Arrested

[Deutsche Welle] Police in the southern African country have detained 140 people linked to mob attacks on blood-sucking 'vampires.' Nine people have been killed after rumors spread of evil spirits. (AllAfrica)

Africa:#MeToo Challenges Taboo Against Admitting Sexual Abuse in Africa

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The #MeToo social media campaign to raise awareness about sexual harassment and abuse has sparked conversation in parts of Africa where domestic violence is rampant but strong cultural and religious taboos prevent women from admitting it. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Hopes That New Nigeria DNA Lab Will Embolden Rape Victims

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -The launch of Nigeria's first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:4 Killed, 7 Arrested in Post-Polls Protest - Police

[Nation] Four people died, 10 police officers were injured and seven others were arrested in demonstrations called by opposition Nasa between October 2 and October 16, police have said. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Mufuruki Lashes Out At 'Abuse of Power' After TRA Raid

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Prominent businessman Ali Mufuruki has lashed out at the "abuse of power" in tax raids after the temporary closure of his shop in a night swoop Wednesday reportedly to inspect a cargo that was being offloaded. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Unlawful Dismissal: Nigerian Army Makes Ridiculous Appearance Before Senate

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Army on Tuesday failed to state the specific offence that warranted the dismissal of an officer, Abdulfatai Mohammed when its representatives appeared before the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Bogus Doctors Held in Raid By Road Traffic Management Corp

[News24Wire] Six bogus doctors were arrested when a joint operation led by the Road Traffic Management Corporation raided unlawful medical practices in the centre of Johannesburg on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Hostel Father Accused of Raping Ten Boys

[Namibian] A former school cleaner and hostel father has made a first appearance in the High Court on 32 counts of rape, involving 10 boys, and incidents of sexual abuse that allegedly took place over a period of three years. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Police Arrest 140 People Over 'Bloodsuckers' Craze

[Nyasa Times] A well-coordinated operation comprising police officers from Blantyre, Limbe, Kabula, Chileka, Manje, Mbayani and E - Company from Zomba has netted about 140 people for causing mayhem in Chileka, Kachere and Machinjiri areas in Blantyre under the pretext of hunting for blood suckers, Inspector General of the Malawi Police Services, Lexten Kachama told reporters on Friday. (AllAfrica)

West Africa:Another Deadly Crackdown in Togo - Four More People Dead

[MFWA] There has been another deadly crackdown on opposition demonstrations in Togo, with official sources reporting four deaths. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:#LifeEsidimeni - Why Evil May Cast a Long and Shifting Shadow

[Bhekisisa] Arbitration reveals the skeletons in the Gauteng health department's closet culture that gave rise to 141 deaths and continues to thrive. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:How Yaounde is Stifling Freedom

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The regime in Yaounde has a simple way of making sure citizens toe the line. Rights provided for in the constitution is simply for reading pleasure. It is meant to please the international community and other human rights organisations. It makes it impossible for those rights to be used. This is once more evident in the banning of the march called by the main opposition party, the Social Democratic Front, together with other smaller political parties to show solidarity with the plight of the Anglophones wh (AllAfrica)

South Africa:ANC Presidential Hopeful Dlamini-Zuma Denies Gupta Business Links

[News24Wire] African National Congress MP and presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has denied media reports linking her to Gupta-associated businesses. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:The Teflon Presidency - Where Motions of No-Confidence Don't Stick

[allAfrica] President Jacob is living up to his title of Teflon president for his ability to survive no-confidence votes brought before Parliament by opposition parties. (AllAfrica)

Senegal:Presidency Targets 'Fake News'

[VOA] Senegal's presidency is getting into the fact-checking business. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Over 400 People Receive Free Legal Counselling

[Namibia Economist] A special community service came to Gobabis a fortnight ago when the Law Society of Namibia conducted another of its free legal advice days to help people in need of legal counselling but without the means to pay an attorney. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Former MP Mwilima's Health Condition Deteriorating in Jail

[New Era] Allow us to inform you on an issue that seeks your indulgence on the condition of Geoffrey Mwilima, a former member of parliament, who is at Windhoek Correctional Facility. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Genocide Legal Fees, Barking Up the Wrong Tree

[New Era] As the saying goes, "whom the gods want to destroy they first make crazy". One cannot but wonder whether the latest altercations in the media on the issue of genocide and specifically the N$40 million legal fees of foreign lawyers are not pointers to the effect that the gods/ancestors of the Ovaherero, Ovambanderu and Nama are out to destroy someone. Particularly seeing the public spat, and play to the gallery, whatever gallery, by two apparatuses of the government. But with hindsight one cannot also BUT d (AllAfrica)

Malawi: District Elects Theft Suspect As Council Chairperson

[Malawi News Agency] Phalombe -Phalombe District Council on Friday elected Councilor Kalepa Mawere who is answering criminal charges at the First Grade Magistrate's Court in the district to be Chairperson of the Council. (AllAfrica)