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East Africa

Prince Charles pays tribute to genocide victims in Rwanda

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Prince Charles laid a wreath on Wednesday at a memorial to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda during the first visit to the country by a British royal.  The Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla paused in silent tribute at...

President Buhari to attend CHOGM 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda

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By David Iorja (Abuja) President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja on Wednesday, June 22, for Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), being held from June 20 to 26, 2022. A statement issued by the president's...

Zulum in Egypt, discusses Boko Haram at high-level Forum on Africa

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By Sadiq Abubakar (MAIDUGURI) Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has addressed participants at the third edition of Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development which held on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt. The Aswan Forum was launched in February 2019 by...

Attack on passenger bus leaves two dead in SW Rwanda

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Two people were killed and six injured when armed insurgents attacked a passenger bus Saturday afternoon in southwestern Rwanda, Rwandan police said. The attack by suspected members of the National Liberation Front (FLN) rebel group occurred at 2 p.m. local...

Kenya woos Chinese investors to drive green energy agenda

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Kenya plans to woo Chinese investors to help drive the country’s green energy agenda, a government official said. Peter Mbugua, CEO of state-owned Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation told Xinhua during a sustainable energy conference held in Naivasha. Naivasha is...

Kenya announces death of iconic male lion

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Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Saturday announced the death of a charismatic male lion from an undisclosed illness at its natural habitat inside Nairobi National Park. The majestic lion named Sirikoi was born in January 2014 in the Sosian Valley,...

Tight security as Somali president to be inaugurated

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Security has been beefed up in the Somali capital and around the Aden Adde Airport, ahead of Thursday's inauguration of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. Main roads in Mogadishu were closed on Wednesday with police deployed in large numbers and armoured...

Kenya audit reveals 250,000 dead people on voters’ roll

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Kenya's electoral agency says an ongoing audit of its voters' roll has found the names of nearly 250,000 deceased voters on the register. Nearly half a million more voters were found to have duplicate records and over 226,000 people were...

East Africa faces ‘highest living costs in decades’ – Report

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The World Bank has slashed its annual forecast for global economic growth, warning that some countries are facing a major recession because of Russia's war in Ukraine and coronavirus. The bank said eastern Africa and some parts of Europe were...

Judge stops Kenya from taxing church tithes

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A high court in Kenya has stopped the tax authority from demanding tax on tithes, donations and offerings given to churches, the Daily Nation newspaper reports. The Kenya Revenue Authority *KRA) had demanded 5.5m Kenyan shillings ($47,000; £37,000) from Thika...

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First green energy project in Burkina Faso for PIDG company emerging...

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The West African country of Burkina Faso is to get a new large-scale renewable energy plant, it was announced today, 15th March. Located some 250km...

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