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Police Tear-Gas Striking Health Workers in Nairobi

Police Tear-Gas Striking Health Workers in Nairobi

Police have tear-gassed Kenyatta National Hospital staff who staged a go-slow on Monday morning over non-payment of their health service allowances. The workers allied to Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers (Kudheiha) had threatened to go on strike in the first week of August over the allowances that date back […]

Impact of the Bemba Acquittal Already Seen in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Impact of the Bemba Acquittal Already Seen in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The return of Jean-Pierre Bemba to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday has once again generated attention on the militia leader-turned-politician. His return is less than two months after judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) acquitted him for the rape, murder, and pillage committed by troops in his Movement for the Liberation […]

What African Leaders Must Do to Tackle Illicit Financial Flows

What African Leaders Must Do to Tackle Illicit Financial Flows

Former Tanzanian President, Benjamin William Mkapa, has expressed concern over the state of financing in Africa, highlighting illicit financial flows, among factors, as obstacles to the continent’s economic transformation and development. Mkapa said this, Wednesday, ahead of the African Leadership Forum which starts in Kigali Thursday. The forum is expected to convene former heads of […]

After two decades of conflict with Eritrea, Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed brings new hope of peace

After two decades of conflict with Eritrea, Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed brings new hope of peace

Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed has been embracing change, quite literally. Last month, in what has become almost a trademark move, the beaming young leader of Africa’s second-largest nation hugged Isaias Afwerki, the autocratic president of erstwhile enemy Eritrea. Mr Ahmed has been similarly intimate with Ethiopian opposition figures released from prison or invited […]

Here Are the Front Runners in Ruto’s Quest for 2022 Running Mate

Here Are the Front Runners in Ruto’s Quest for 2022 Running Mate

Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya has emerged as one among a host of politicians being touted as Deputy President William Ruto’s likely running mate in the 2022 General elections. According to Ikolomani lawmaker Bernard Shinali, the 62-year-old is a cool and experienced head and commands respect from a majority in the country. “In Kakamega we have […]

Any dispute over Mali’s key Sunday vote must be resolved peacefully, says UN envoy

Any dispute over Mali’s key Sunday vote must be resolved peacefully, says UN envoy

With key presidential elections in Mali just two days away, the top United Nations official there on Friday stressed that candidates must accept the results and ensure that the democratic process in Mali is “irreversible”. “It is necessary that everybody goes to vote in a peaceful way and that the actors competing in this election […]

Will UN Programme Help Uproot Gender Based Violence in Botswana?

Will UN Programme Help Uproot Gender Based Violence in Botswana?

Reports of women being raped, violated, disempowered and killed are a cause for concern, the Minister Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Ms Dorcas Makgato has said. Speaking at the signing ceremony of the United Nations Joint Gender Programme (UNJGP) 2018-2020 on Tuesday, Ms Makgato said studies had revealed that only 1.2 per cent […]

Namibia Mourns Former Prime Minister Gurirab

Namibia Mourns Former Prime Minister Gurirab

Six months after celebrating his 80th birthday, one of Namibia’s longest-serving politicians Theo-Ben Gurirab died at a Windhoek hospital on Saturday. President Hage Geingob on Saturday said without Gurirab as one of the leading architects of Namibia’s diplomacy, a more prosperous chapter is closing. “The exceptional work of comrade Gurirab in service of the liberation […]

Behold Kenyans, Your ‘Son’ Barack Obama Has Arrived

Behold Kenyans, Your ‘Son’ Barack Obama Has Arrived

Excitement has gripped Kogelo village in Siaya County as its ‘son’ Barack Obama visits after more than a decade. The former US president has already left Kisumu airport from Nairobi and is on his way to Kogelo by road. An earlier plan to travel by helicopter has been abandoned and he should be arriving in […]

Cameroon to Hold Presidential Election on Oct. 7

Cameroon to Hold Presidential Election on Oct. 7

Cameroon will hold presidential elections on Oct. 7, head of state Paul Biya said in a decree issued on Monday. Elected in 1982, the 85-year-old is Africa’s oldest and longest-serving president, but has yet to say whether he will bid for another term, although his supporters are already urging him to put his name forward. […]

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