Tuesday, September 27, 2022

East Africa

Tanzania in final preparations to introduce cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro

Tanzanian tourism authorities has said that they were at the final preparations to start a process of introducing cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Mary Masanja, the Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, said the process to...

Kenyan lawyer with bribery case at ICC found dead at home

A Kenyan lawyer charged at the International Criminal Court with bribing witnesses in the collapsed trial of President William Ruto six years ago, has died, Kenyan media reported on Tuesday. Citizen Television and Standard Newspapers reported that Paul Gicheru was...

Five killed in Nairobi building collapse

At least five people, including two children, were killed Monday after a six-story building collapsed in a town on the outskirts of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, a senior official said. The building, which was under construction in Kiambu, caved in on...

Half of Sudan’s most vulnerable children could die without aid – UN

The situation for Sudan’s most vulnerable children is so desperate that half of the most severely malnourished youngsters are expected to die without urgent humanitarian intervention, UN agencies have said. “As we speak today, 650,000 kids are suffering from severe...

U.S. airstrike kills 27 al Shabaab terrorists in Somalia

The U.S. military said on Wednesday it had killed 27 fighters from the al Shabaab militant group in an air strike in Somalia’s central Hiran region, where the army and allied forces have launched an offensive against the insurgents...

Ebola virus breaks out in central Uganda

Uganda health ministry on Tuesday announced that the deadly Ebola virus has broken out in the central part of the country. According to local authorities, a person was admitted at Mubende regional referral hospital on Sept. 15 after presenting Ebola...

Somali forces nab 10 al-Shabab terrorists in Mogadishu

The Somalian government has said 10 al-Shabab militants were arrested in an operation conducted in Mogadishu, the capital of the country, on Friday evening. "The forces destroyed this network of al-Shabab terrorists who were planning terrorist acts to undermine the...

Drought situation in 3 more Kenyan counties at alarm level

The drought situation in three counties located in semi-arid areas in Kenya is currently at the alarm phase as local citizens and their livestock are facing the risk of starvation, Kenya's National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) said Friday. The three...

UNICEF appoints Ugandan young climate activist as goodwill ambassador

UNICEF has named Ugandan climate activist, Vanessa Nakate,25, as its new goodwill global ambassador. UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell described Nakate as instrumental in redirecting the conversation on climate change to focus on the people most affected by the crisis:...

134 dead, scores of homes wiped out in Sudan floods

Flooding in Sudan has killed at least 134 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes in the northeast African country’s ongoing wet season, police said on Thursday. Heavy rains usually fall between May and October in Sudan, which faces...

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Justin Timberlake backs England’s World Cup bid

OK, this is getting silly now. Justin Timberlake has officially thrown his support behind England's World Cup campaign. Who would have predicted that three weeks ago? The...