2018 Election: Daughter of former Russian mayor runs for president
Putin has not yet announced that he is re-contesting.
Saudi King Salman issues decree to scrutinise use of Hadith
Saudi Arabia says it will monitor interpretations of Prophet Mohammad’s teachings.
Hillary Clinton says U.S. threats of war with North Korea ‘dangerous, short-sighted’
U.S. says it does not rule out the possibility of direct talks with the North.
Top Kenyan election official resigns, flees country ahead of presidential poll
The official fled to New York but did not identify who was threatening her.
Berlin exhibition marks 100 years since Russian Revolution
The exhibition, which opens its doors to the public on Wednesday, will also examine the political and social upheaval the revolution triggered across Europe
World Food Prize: Africa spends $35bn annually on food imports – Adesina
The AfDB president says Africa is the only region of the world where its proportion of the population that is food insecure is on the increase
Zimbabwean Electoral Commission registers 485,827 for 2018 polls
ZEC is targeting to register seven million voters in the 2018 polls, up from 6.8 million in the 2013 elections.
Somalia in desperate need for blood donations for survivors of truck bombing- Minister
The bombing on Saturday killed more than 300 people and injured at least 400 others.
Labour leader, other UK lawmakers could lose seats in cost cutting plan
It is not clear whether parliament will back the plan.
Zuma reshuffles cabinet, sacks minister critical of him
He appoints a close ally to oversee nuclear deal.
Zimbabwe bans fruit, vegetable imports as forex crunch deepens
The produce included tomatoes, onions, carrots, grapes, apples and oranges.
Human Rights Watch, Britain, U.S. criticise election of Congo to UNHRC
Nigeria was also re-elected to the UN agency.
Elections: Amnesty, HRW accuse Kenyan police of killing 33 people
The report brings the nationwide number of killings by police after the August 8 vote to more than 45.
Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks rises to 300 – Official
The death toll could be higher as some people are still missing.
Liberian election set for runoff as George Weah fails to win 50% votes
None of the candidates secured more than 50 per cent of the votes.
Liberia: Despite trailing George Weah in official tally, VP says he’s sure of victory
About 50 per cent of the total votes cast have been released.
Liberia election “peaceful, well-conducted” – International observers
The group, however, notes some challenges like overcrowding at polling centres.
October 26 poll will be illegal if it is held – Odinga
The opposition leaders had withdrawn from the re run during the week
France, Qatar to contest in final round of election for UNESCO top position
Egypt’s candidate was eliminated.
South Korean court extends detention of ex-president Park
Former President Park was taken into custody in March.