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Uhuru secures Sh226bn for Nairobi expressway and Konza

April 26, 2019

Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma and President Uhuru Kenyatta talks with with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the meeting at the Great Hall of People in Beijing, China, on Thursday April 25, 2019.Image: REUTERS In Summary • Projects include Konza Data Centre and Smart Cities Project to be done by Huawei. • Also signed is […]

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51 killed, 1,000 people displaced by floods in South Africa

April 26, 2019

This picture taken on April 24, 2019 shows a local resident standing over debris at the Quarry road informal settlement after torrential rains and flash floods in Durban. AFP PHOTO IN SUMMARY South African military personnel have been dispatched to help rescue and evacuation efforts. The South African Weather Services warned that more heavy rain […]

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Vast crowd floods Khartoum to demand civilian rule

April 26, 2019

Sudanese protesters open their smartphones lights as they gather for a “million-strong” march outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 25, 2019. AFP PHOTO By AFP IN SUMMARY The council, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan since his predecessor quit after barely 24 hours in the post, says it has assumed power […]

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Youthful Malema determined to win South Africa presidency

April 26, 2019

EEF Leader Julius Malema South African leftist opposition leader, Julius Malema, is confident of winning the May 8 general elections. While campaigning in Johannesburg, the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party said he hoped for a landslide win when South Africans go to the polls. “We expect 50% and more. We don’t go into […]

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Mozambique cyclone victims ‘forced to trade sex for food’

April 26, 2019

The UN has appealed for donations of $282m to fund emergency assistance [Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters] Local leaders in Nhamatanda district allegedly coerce women into having sex in exchange for ‘a bag of rice’. Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday urged Mozambique authorities to investigate and prosecute perpetrators accused of sexually exploiting women who were affected by […]

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It’s a crime to insult Kagame, Rwanda Supreme Court rules

April 25, 2019

Rwanda President Paul Kagame. FILE PHOTO The same court ruled that a law which prohibits writing articles or drawing cartoons that humiliate MPs, ministers or other government officials should be annulled. Mr Mugisha had also argued that articles which criminalised adultery should be scrapped. The court rejected that appeal. The Supreme Court in Rwanda has […]

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Sudan protest leaders to unveil civilian ruling body

April 20, 2019

Sudanese protesters hold posters bearing the portrait of a detainee as they rally outside the army complex in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on April 18, 2019. Huge crowds of protesters thronged the Sudanese capital Khartoum today, a week after the army’s ouster of president Omar al-Bashir, determined to complete their revolution seeking civilian rule. AFP photo […]

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Egypt parliament votes to extend Sisi rule until 2030

April 17, 2019

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Cairo Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved constitutional amendments allowing general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030, state media reported. Deputies also backed other sweeping changes to the constitution including to give the military greater influence in political life as well as granting Sisi more control over […]

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Fear of army action as Sudan protesters toughen stand

April 16, 2019

Sudanese demonstrators gather during a rally in the area of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 16, 2019. Protesters in Sudan toughened their stance today by calling for the dissolution of the transitional Military Council to replace it immediately with a civilian power. AFP PHOTO Having initially refused to deliver Bashir or […]

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Sudan protesters demand ‘immediate’ civilian rule

April 15, 2019

Sudanese Christians from the Nuba Mountains gather at the protest sight near the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 14, 2019. AFP PHOTO By AFP IN SUMMARY The newly formed 10-member transitional council contains several faces from Bashir’s regime. Himeidti is a field commander for the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) counter-insurgency unit, which […]

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