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Thursday, November 14, 2019

East Africa

Kenyans say UK stole their land for tea, push for UN inquiry

Kibore Cheruiyot Ngasura was just a small boy when his family was violently expelled from their ancestral land in Kenya's lush tea-growing western highlands by British colonisers, and banished never to return.Eighty-five years later he still bristles at the...

Rwanda’s first electric car set for launch today

Electric vehicles will debut in Rwanda today through a partnership between Volkswagen and Siemens under a pilot project.The vehicles, to be launched in the presence of Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente, are dubbed e-Golf. Rwanda is the first African country...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine dismisses Museveni’s ‘ghetto campaign’

Uganda's opposition politician Bobi Wine has dismissed President Yoweri Museveni's appeal for support from youths living in informal settlements, saying he is to blame for their "impoverishment".The musician-turned-politician, who is the self-declared 'ghetto president', ridiculed a mural of Mr...

Ethiopia PM Abiy denounces those trying to create ethnic and religious crisis

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, on Saturday denounced "attempt to provoke an ethnic and religious crisis" after violence that left 67 people dead during the week."The crisis we are experiencing could get even worse if Ethiopians do not unite,"...

4 Burundian journalists charged with undermining state security

Four Burundian journalists arrested this week were charged on Saturday with undermining state security, an editor at their newspaper tweeted, as Burundi’s government clamps down on journalists and human rights groups ahead of elections in 2020.The journalists from domestic...

Somali man who attacked Canada police officer guilty of attempted murder

Somali immigrant who ran down a Canadian police officer with a truck and then stabbed him repeatedly was found guilty on Friday of attempted murder, the Crown prosecutor’s office said.Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, 32, had denied the charges in connection...

Ten Eritrean children found in Belfast ‘cold and hungry’

Ten Eritrean children found cold and hungry in Belfast weeks ago, where said to have arrived illegally into Northern Ireland travelling through a shipping container. The East African children, were travelling without an adult.They were taken into care in Belfast...

Ethiopian activist Jawar to challenge PM Abiy next election

High-profile Ethiopian activist at the centre of violence that left 16 people dead this week has accused Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of acting like a dictator and said he might challenge him in elections planned for next year.In an...

Rwanda ink deal with Russia’s Rosatom, to build nuclear science centre

Russian state atomic company Rosatom has signed a deal with Rwanda to build a center of nuclear science and technologies, the Russian company said on Thursday, as it seeks to expand in Africa.The center would carry out scientific research...

Activist Jawar calls for calm after 16 Ethiopians die in clashes

Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm on Thursday amid protests that have killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prize-winning PM Abiy Ahmed in his political heartland.Addressing hundreds of supporters gathered around his house in Addis Ababa, Jawar...
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Amnesty international says counted 70 killed in Guinea protests

At least 70 people have been killed at protests in Guinea in the last four years, according to a...
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BRICS nations to consider adding countries to development bank

Leaders of the BRICS group of leading emerging economy nations meeting this week will discuss opening their development bank to other countries to increase...

Uganda protest killing of two nationals by Rwanda border officials

Uganda on Tuesday protested to Rwanda over the killing of two of its nationals by Rwandan security personnel and demanded that they be punished...

Mali says several extremists dead in new military offensive

Mali’s government says several extremists have been killed after the army launched a large-scale offensive in parts of the central Mopti region.The government said...

Embattled Guinea president replaces security minister amid deadly protests

Guinea President Alpha Conde announced on Monday that he was replacing his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend...