Category: Regional

Uganda says landslide death toll rises to 43, begins relocations

KAMPALA (Reuters) – The death toll from a landslide in Uganda last week has risen to 43 and displaced residents deemed most at risk in the disaster-prone region will be resettled immediately, the government said on Tuesday. Torrential rains unleashed a deluge of boulders, mud and water down Mount Elgon near the border with Kenya, […]

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Chinese man deported for calling Kenyans “Monkeys”

A Chinese man deported, identified as Liu Jiaqi, was on 5 September filmed in a video calling all Kenyans, including President Uhuru Kenyatta, “monkeys”. This motorcycles trader was filmed by a Kenyan employee saying that he detests Kenya because it “smells bad and [its people are] poor, foolish and black”. This video later circulated online […]

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The Electoral Commission has announced a fresh electoral program for the Local Council (LC) and Women Council elections.

The Electoral Commission has announced a fresh electoral program for the Local Council (LC) and Women Council elections after government availed the funds required to organize a fresh process. Polling for the LC 1 elections will take place on July 10 according to the new road map which was released 25th May 2018 [Friday morning] […]

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26 Killed in Burundi Attack, Minister Says, Blaming Terrorists

​At least 26 people were killed and seven others wounded in an attack in a rural area of Burundi, the country’s security minister said on Saturday, calling it the work of a “terrorist group” that he did not identify. The minister, Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, told reporters that 24 people had been killed in their homes […]

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Burundi jails official for saying president’s opponents should be thrown in lake

An official of Burundi’s ruling party was sentenced to three years in jail on Monday for urging government supporters to throw opponents into a lake ahead of a May 17 referendum on extending President Pierre Nkurunziza’s term in office. Authorities in Burundi arrested Melchiade Nzopfabarushe after he made the comments on Sunday at a party […]

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S-Africa’s Winnie Mandela to Be Laid to Rest Today

South Africans will say goodbye to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday at an official funeral for the woman hailed as the mother of the nation because of her fight against apartheid. Crowds packed Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg’s Soweto township for the ceremony, which follows a private service at her home. Mourners followed Madikizela-Mandela’s coffin in procession […]

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Algeria military plane crash: 257 dead near Algiers

  An Algerian military plane has crashed near the capital killing 257 people on board, officials say. The aircraft came down just after taking off from Boufarik military airport, west of Algiers. An inquiry is under way into the cause of the crash – Algeria’s worst-ever air disaster. The government has declared three days of […]

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Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela‚ a stalwart in South Africa’s fight against apartheid‚ died at the age of 81.

Her PA‚ Zodwa Zwane‚ confirmed the struggle veteran’s death on Monday afternoon. She said the family would be issuing a statement later in the day. Born in Bizana in the Eastern Cape in 1936‚ she moved to Johannesburg to study social work. She met lawyer and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela in 1957 and they were […]

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Kenya’s Miguna Miguna clobbered, deported again

The embattled Kenyan resistant politician Miguna Miguna has today morning been deported to Dubai by Kenyan government. Miguna who heads National Revolutionary Movement (NRM) claims he was clobbered to the ground by a undefined people at Jomo Kinyatta international airport, injected substances to both his soles, arms, hands, both sides of his ribs and basically […]

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Uber banned in Egypt after complaints from taxi drivers

An Egyptian court has banned ride hailing apps Uber and Careem services, according to AFP news agency. The court has accepted a petition asking the government to stop licensing Uber and Careem activities in Egypt, AFP explains. Taxi drivers had complained that the drivers for both services did not need to pay the hefty fees […]

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