Ex-soldiers confess role in Kenya poll chaos

Daily Nation

Scenes of the chaos that characterised the 2007/8 post-election period. Photo/FILE

New evidence on how Kenya’s post-election violence was planned, funded and executed has been revealed.

The International Criminal Court says the fresh information was supplied by former soldiers who trained youths who caused the mayhem in various parts of the country. Continue reading Ex-soldiers confess role in Kenya poll chaos

UN reports over 500 rapes in eastern DRC

Mail and Guardian
ANITA SNOW
The United Nations reported on Tuesday that more than 500 systematic rapes were committed by armed combatants in eastern DRC since late July — more than double the number previously reported — and accepted partial responsibility for not protecting citizens.

U N assistant secretary general for Peacekeeping Atul Khare told the UN Security Council that at least 267 more rapes occurred in another area of the country’s east, in addition to 242 rapes earlier reported in and around Luvungi, a village of about 2 200 people located about 30km from a UN peacekeepers’ camp. Continue reading UN reports over 500 rapes in eastern DRC

Nigeria sets presidential election date

BBC

President Goodluck Jonathan has not yet declared if he will stand for election

Nigeria will hold its next presidential election on 22 January 2011, officials have announced.

The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will now have to decide whether to allow President Goodluck Jonathan to run as their candidate.

Mr Jonathan came to power after the death of President Umaru Yar’Adua. Continue reading Nigeria sets presidential election date