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East Africa

UN urges probe as 50 killed in Somaliland clashes

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The UN has called for an investigation into violence in the self-declared republic of Somaliland where at least 50 people have been killed during two days of fighting between regional government troops and local militias. Medics in the city of...

Protesters killed in attack on UN convoy in DR Congo

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Three protesters were killed on Tuesday during an attack on a UN convoy in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said in a statement. The UN mission in the country (Monusco) said it "deplored the deaths" during the attack...

Tanzania’s Zanzibar to host travel exhibition to promote eco-tourism

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Tanzania's Zanzibar is hosting a travel exhibition this week aimed at promoting eco-tourism, an official has said. The theme of the Feb. 9-11 Zanzibar Tourism Investment and Travel Exhibition (ZTITE) 2023 is "Greener Zanzibar," said Rahim Bhaloo, chairperson of the...

UN agencies call for renewed commitment to end female genital mutilation in Ethiopia

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday called for a renewed commitment to end female genital mutilation in Ethiopia. The UNFPA and UNICEF made the joint call in line with the International...

Kenya denies tax scrutiny on ex-presidents’ families

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Kenya’s Prime Cabinet Secretary, Musalia Mudavadi, has refuted reports that the families of former presidents Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel Moi were being targeted for tax evasion. Mr Mudavadi said President William Ruto had not mentioned any names in his push...

Guterres condemns attack on UN’s helicopter in DR Congo

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the attack against a helicopter of the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). The helicopter came under fire on Sunday while travelling from Beni to Goma,...

East African leaders call for immediate ceasefire in eastern DRC

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East African leaders called for an immediate ceasefire in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a communique by the East African Community (EAC) said on Saturday. The 20th Extraordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State was held...

14 killed in Kenya road accident

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Fourteen people were killed and 12 others injured in a road accident along a busy road in northwest Kenya's Turkana County on Saturday night, the police confirmed on Sunday. Turkana Central Sub-County Police Commander Lemmy Njiru said that the accident...

Kenya eyes more electric buses amid rising demand for green mobility

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Kenyan public transport operators are embracing the use of electric buses as demand for eco-friendly transportation systems in the country expands. The owners of public transport vehicles, popularly known as Matatus in Kenya, are increasing their uptake of electric buses...

Over 150,000 S. Sudanese refugees return home in 2022: UN

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Some 151,256 South Sudanese refugees voluntarily returned home in 2022 amid the relative security situation in the country, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said 627,028 refugees have so far returned...

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Conflict of interest in Benin stormwater project: Group challenges Obaseki to...

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By OLA MODUPE, Lagos - The controversy over the funding of the N30 billion Benin stormwater project has raged on with the Movement for Edo...

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