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EU top nominee in green deal vow

EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. Strasbourg, Tuesday The woman nominated to head the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has pledged to launch a “green deal for Europe”, in a bid for MEPs’ support. von der Leyen set out her...

Don’t take Trump bait, Congresswomen warn

Washington, Tuesday Democratic congresswomen targeted in a xenophobic tirade by President Donald Trump hit back, saying he was trying to distract attention away from his policies with his “blatantly racist attack.” Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley...

Zuma gets life threat, inquiry told

Former South African president Jacob Zuma. Photo/AFP Johannesburg, Tuesday South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma says an anonymous caller threatened to kill him and his children after the first day of questioning at a corruption inquiry. As the hearing resumed on...

My son’s diabetes has altered our lives

Afraid of hurting her nine-year-old son who has Type 1 diabetes, Alice Wangari couldn’t administer insulin shots. Four years later, she shares how she has been coping Evelyn Makena @evemake_g Fourteen-year-old David Njoroge loves exercising. He likes lifting weights and Zumba. Lately, he instructs at the gym, which he...

Congresswomen criticise Trump ‘racist’ remarks

Washington, Monday US President Donald Trump has been accused of racism after posting tweets attacking Democratic congresswomen. He claimed the women “originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe”, before suggesting they “go back”. The tweet was directed at a group of four congresswomen...

Ex-president Zuma denies being ‘king of corruption’

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma. Pretoria, Monday South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has told a judge-led inquiry that allegations of corruption against him were a “conspiracy” aimed at removing him from the political scene. He was appearing for the...

Uganda marks national day of physical activity in fight against non-communicable diseases

Ugandan President Yower Museveni (C) takes part in a walk to mark the annual National Day of Physical Activity in a renewed fight against increasing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), in Kampala, capital of Uganda, July 14, 2019. (XinhuaJoseph Kiggundu) KAMPALA, Uganda on...

Trump discarded Iran deal to spite Obama report

London, Sunday Britain’s ambassador to Washington believed US President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal because it was associated with his predecessor Barack Obama, according to leaked documents published Saturday. “The administration is set upon an act of diplomatic vandalism, seemingly for ideological and personality...

Monsoon floods kill 50 people in Nepal

Monsoon floods kill 50 people in Nepal, India. Katmandu, Sunday Dozens of people have been killed as monsoon floods rip through Nepal and north-eastern India. At least 43 people have lost their lives in Nepal as torrential rains hit the region, police...

Kenya urges AU to adopt new mechanisms to boost anti-graft efforts

Kenya’s anti-graft officials on Wednesday challenged the African Union to adopt alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and forge joint laws to embolden campaigns against corruption in the continent. Eliud Wabukala, chairman of the Ethics and Anti-corruption commission (EACC), said the presence of a strong mutual legal assistance treaty (MLAT)...

Birmingham City leaders join calls for UK to recognize Somaliland

Pressure is mounting from within the United Kingdom to recognize its former colony Somaliland as an independent state. Birmingham City is leading the way after its leaders signed a joint letter to unilaterally declare Somaliland independent of war torn Somalia. The three main political party leaders; Council Leader,...

Rwanda’s Confucius institute celebrates 10th anniversary

   KIGALI, Confucius Institute at the University of Rwanda on Wednesday held performances to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the institute. Confucius Institute at the University of Rwanda, is established in 2009...

Merkel suffers new shaking spell, third in a month

Berlin, Wednesday German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted she was “very well”, despite suffering her third trembling spell in less than a month today that revived questions about her health. Merkel (pictured) began shaking involuntarily as national anthems were being played at the reception of Finnish Prime Minister Antti...

Britain’s US ambassador resigns amid Trump spat

Immediate former United Kingdom ambassador to United States Sir Kim Darroch. Photo/AFP London, Wednesday Britain’s ambassador to Washington Kim Darroch said today he was resigning after drawing Donald Trump’s ire for calling the US president “inept” in leaked confidential cables to...

Ethiopia-Eritrea peace deal yields dividends in flashpoint border town

Twenty one-years-old Merhawi Yayneshet, an Ethiopian resident of Badme town, vaguely remembers the outbreak of war in May 1998 between Ethiopia and Eritrea. As a five months old baby, Yayneshet was then taken in the arms of his father to escape fighting in Badme town, widely considered to...

Chinese vocational institute opens branch in Uganda in efforts to boost economic dev’t

KAMPALA, Shandong Vocational College of Science and Technology has opened a branch in Uganda in a bid to boost the country’s vocational education. Huang Qi, the deputy head of Shandong Provincial Department of Education, said the opening of the college marks a new stage in the cooperation between...

Hong Kong leader says extradition bill is dead

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam addresses the press at the government headquarters, on Tuesday. Photo/AFP Hong Kong, Tuesday Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader on Tuesday said a China extradition bill that sparked unprecedented political unrest “is dead”— but protesters immediately...

Sorry for government failures, says Kiir

South Sudan President Salva Kiir. Photo/File Juba, Tuesday In a candid speech on South Sudan’s independence day, President Salva Kiir has apologised for the “failures” of his government. After a long civil war, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 to...

The Hague finds Ntaganda guilty of war crimes in DRC

The Hague, Monday International Criminal Court judges on Monday convicted a  Congolese rebel chief Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed Terminator, of war crimes including massacring civilians and sexual enslavement, in a badly-needed victory for prosecutors in The Hague. Ntaganda’s forces carried out horrific attacks including one in a banana field...

South Sudan official allays fears of Ebola outbreak

JUBA, South Sudan on Friday denied outbreak of the deadly viral Ebola disease following the recent death of a 41-year old woman who succumbed to Ebola in Aliwara, in the eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), some 70 km from the border. Makur Matur Koriom, undersecretary...

Kenya, Tanzania will remain good neighbors forever: Kenyatta

DAR ES SALAAM, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday his country and Tanzania will remain good neighbors and friends forever. “It is written in the Bible that you can choose a friend but you cannot choose your neighbor,” Kenyatta said at the start of his private visit...

Iran threatens to abandon more nuke commitments

Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi and government spokesman Ali Rabiei at a joint press conference in Tehran on Sunday. Photo/AFP Tehran, Sunday Iran threatened Sunday to abandon more commitments under a landmark nuclear agreement in “60 days” unless a...

Angry Somalia cuts ties with Guinea over Somaliland’s president visit

Somalia has officially cut ties with Guinea in protest over state visit by the Somaliland President to the West African nation this week. Somaliland President Musa Bihi is in Conakry Guinea on an invitation by the Guinea president Alpha Conde. The Somalia government has accused invite of the Somaliland...

On liberation anniversary, Rwanda’s Kagame reiterates call for Africa’s self-reliance

KIGALI, Rwandan President Paul Kagame reiterated a call for Africa to be self-reliant at Thursday’s ceremony celebrating the 25th anniversary of Rwanda’s liberation. The central African country marks Liberation Day, known as Kwibohora locally, every year on July 4, commemorating the day when the Rwandan Patriotic Army, the...

Namibian VP calls for action on high incidence of teenage pregnancy

WINDHOEK, Namibian Vice President Nangolo Mbumba on Thursday called for a renewed action plan to confront the high teenage pregnancy rate in his country. “We have a high incidence of teenage pregnancy in the country, currently standing at 19 percent, but as high as 35...

Sticky issue still unresolved in day two of Sudan talks

Khartoum, Thursday Talks between Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders, held after weeks of standoff following a deadly crackdown on protesters, enter a second day Thursday with the key issue of forming a new governing body still unresolved. Sudan has been rocked by a political crisis since the...

Huawei donates cash to Namibia’s drought relief fund

Chinese tech giant Huawei donated 300,000 Namibia dollars (about 21,000 U.S. dollars) on Wednesday to Namibia’s national emergency disaster relief fund. Huawei representatives met with the country’s President Hage Geingob to hand over the donation at the State House. The tech giant saw the need...

Probe air strike on Libya migrant centre, says UN

Migrants outside a detention centre used by the Libyan Government of National Accord in Tajoura following an air strike on a nearby building that left dozens killed on Tuesday. Photo/AFP United Nations, Wednesday UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today voiced outrage after...

Over 100 people killed in fresh S. Sudan violence

Nairobi, Wednesday The UN said today that conflict had intensified in a region of South Sudan since a peace deal was signed, with hundreds of civilians raped or murdered by warring factions. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said civilians had been “deliberately and brutally targeted”...

Rwanda’s Kagame asks supporters to think differently about next president pick

KIGALI, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, who has been in office since 2000, on Tuesday said that he had asked his supporters to “keep thinking differently” about his candidature for the next presidential election. Kagame, who is also the chairman of the ruling party Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), was...
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