New party forms to challenge ANC

BBC

Mr Lekota will lead the new party in next year's elections
Mr Lekota will lead the new party in next year

A breakaway faction of South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) is due to register as a party.

The South African Democratic Congress is formed from ex-ANC members who left the party after former President Thabo Mbeki stepped down in September.

At a national convention at the weekend the new party accused the ANC of undermining South Africa’s democracy. Continue reading New party forms to challenge ANC

Kenya: Government bulldozers descend on business Thika Road

Officials say traders had been warned of operation
Daily Nation
kenya2Bulldozers pull down the building housing Nakumatt Thika Road branch. Photo/JOSEPH MATHENGE
By CASPER WAITHAKA

Government bulldozers descended on business premises on a road reserve along Thika Road on Saturday morning and destroyed property worth millions.

The Nakumatt Thika Road branch, Roy Transmotors, Vision Grill restaurant and Kenol service station were demolished in the operation which began at 5 a.m. Continue reading Kenya: Government bulldozers descend on business Thika Road