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‘Don’t use birth control,’ Tanzania’s President tells women in the country

‘Don’t use birth control,’ Tanzania’s President tells women in the country

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has told women in the East African nation to stop taking birth control pills because the country needs more people, according to local media reports. “Women can now give up contraceptive methods,” Magufuli said. “Those going for family planning are lazy … they are afraid they will not be able to […]

Omar al-Bashir sacks his entire Cabinet, appoints new PM

Omar al-Bashir sacks his entire Cabinet, appoints new PM

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir Sunday sacked the country’s 31-member cabinet and appointed a new prime minister who will form a smaller government to tackle a growing economic crisis in the African country. Bashir’s decision to fire the entire government was approved by the top leaders of his ruling National Congress Party (NCP) at a late […]

Bobi wine was beaten, not tortured – Ugandan minister

Bobi wine was beaten, not tortured – Ugandan minister

The Ugandan government says opposition MPs nursing serious injuries after being attacked by security forces were “beaten” not tortured. Mr Julius Maganda, President Yoweri Museveni’s East African Affairs minister, says MPs Mr Bobi Wine and his Mityana Municipality counterpart Francis Zaake were only harassed. TORTURE The lawmakers are seeking medication in the US and India, […]

Bobi Wine’s friend Muhammed Kirumira ‘shot at’ near Bulenga

Bobi Wine’s friend Muhammed Kirumira ‘shot at’ near Bulenga

Gunmen have reportedly shot at suspended Buyende District Police Commander Muhammad Kirumira and his wife. The two who were driving in the family car were reportedly shot near their home in Bulenga, Wakiso District. The attackers were riding on a boda boda. His body and that of his wife have been removed from the scene […]

I can do away with parliament: President Museveni

I can do away with parliament: President Museveni

In the past, fights between President Museveni and parliament have broadened into uneasy standoffs but there’s no sign either side has learned anything about avoiding them. In the aftermath of the Arua by-election violence both sides are inching closer to another fight. Ahead of an anticipated debate on the findings of a parliamentary probe into […]

Opposition Are Terrorists, Hooligans, Says President Museveni

Opposition Are Terrorists, Hooligans, Says President Museveni

Kampala — President Museveni has branded Opposition supporters as “terrorists” and “hooligans”, saying they pelted his vehicle with “projectiles” on August 13, triggering the violence that erupted following the bitterly contested Arua Municipality by-election. In an August 31 letter responding to demands by the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, President Museveni said supporters of […]

Mwilu’s lawyer Nelson Havi accuses Kenya’s Chief Justice Maraga of betraying his deputy

Mwilu’s lawyer Nelson Havi accuses Kenya’s Chief Justice Maraga of betraying his deputy

Chief Justice David Maraga has been accused of betraying DCJ Philomena Mwilu when he agreed to her arrest for corruption claims. Deputy Chief justice Mwilu`s lawyer Nelson Havi said that is double standards. He cited an investigation in the CJ’s office in 2017 in which Supreme Court Registrar Esther Nyaiyaki was shielded. Nyaiyaki was on […]

Chad govt signs deal with Ethiopian Airlines to launch national carrier

Chad govt signs deal with Ethiopian Airlines to launch national carrier

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian Airlines and the government of Chad have signed an agreement to launch Chad’s new national carrier on Oct. 1, officials said on Friday. An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives at Kaduna airport, Nigeria March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde Ethiopia’s state-owned flag carrier is in talks with a number of […]

Uganda’s Bobi Wine embodies the rise of African youth

Uganda’s Bobi Wine embodies the rise of African youth

They call him the Ghetto President. The Ugandan singer and activist Bobi Wine, born in a Kampala slum and now a member of parliament, is facing charges of treason. The accusation stems from an incident in which protesters allegedly threw stones at the motorcade of the actual president, Yoweri Museveni. But Mr Wine’s real crime […]

Comoros Power Grab Rejected By Opposition, Amid Pleas for International Intervention

Comoros Power Grab Rejected By Opposition, Amid Pleas for International Intervention

President Azali Assoumani of the Comoros Islands is tightening his grip on power. First, he insisted on holding a referendum allowing him to extend his term of office and abolish the country’s constitutional court. Which he won. And now, the lawyer of former President Ahmed Abdallah Sambi has said that his client has been charged […]

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