Saudi Arabia to let women drive at last

Washington (CNN) Saudi Arabia is easing restrictions on women driving, finally allowing almost half its population to get behind the wheel. A royal decree has been issued that will allow women in the country to drive, the Saudi Foreign ministry said Tuesday on its official Twitter account. A committee has ...

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Kenya Supreme Court annuls result of presidential polls

Supreme Court says electoral board committed ‘illegalities’ as it orders a fresh election to be held within two months   Kenya’s Supreme Court has nullified the result of the August 8 presidential election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta. In a ruling issued on Friday, the court said the electoral board ...

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Burkina Faso: At least 18 killed in restaurant terror attack

Security forces in Burkina Faso have ended an operation against terrorists who attacked a Turkish cafe in the capital Ouagadougou Sunday that left 18 dead including two attackers, the communications minister Remis Dandjinou said Monday. In a press briefing he said searches of the neighborhood around the restaurant were still ...

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Election chief admits hacking attempt was made

                  Kenya’s electoral commission chairman has admitted the election commission’s database was the target of an unsuccessful hacking attempt. The comments on Thursday by Wafula Chebukati came after allegations by opposition leader Raila Odinga that hackers infiltrated the database and manipulated results ...

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Why refugee doctors become taxi drivers

Layla Sulaiman, an Iraqi refugee, didn’t choose to come to the United States. It was chosen for her. “We applied to United Nations, and we just wanted any place to resettle and to be safe,” she said. It wasn’t safe for her in Iraq, where there was violence in the ...

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Kenyan election IT head Chris Msando found dead

The man in charge of Kenya’s computerised voting system has been found dead just days before the 8 August elections. Chris Msando, an electoral commission IT manager, had gone missing on Friday. “There was no doubt he was tortured and murdered,” said the commission’s chairperson, Wafula Chebukati. Tension is high ...

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