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Uhuru Kenyatta warns against US, China rivalry in Africa

Kenya's president said Wednesday that African nations should be free to cooperate with both the United States and China, warning that foreign powers were exacerbating the continent's divisions.On a visit to Washington, President Uhuru Kenyatta said he was "very...

At least 13 pupils killed in a stampede in a Kenyan primary school

At least 13 pupils have died while at least 39 were seriously wounded in a stampede at Kakamega Primary School in Kenya on Monday reports Daily Nation.The stampede broke out at Kakamega Primary School, north-west of the capital Nairobi,...

Israel’s Netanyahu arrives Uganda to strengthen ties

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived Uganda for what he described in a speech as he left Ben-Gurion International Airport, as Israel ”returning to Africa in a big way.”“I am leaving now on another visit to Africa, my fifth...

Landslides, heavy rain kill 13 in Rwanda

Thirteen people in Rwanda have been killed after heavy rain struck on Sunday night, causing landslides, authorities say, quoting provisional figures.Six of those died inside their homes in the capital, Kigali.A resident of Kanombe, near the main airport in...

Tanzanian politician barred from US for gay rights violations

A leading Tanzanian politician who launched a crackdown on homosexuality has been banned from visiting the United States, the US State Department said.In a statement dated Friday, the US said the sanctions on Paul Christian Makonda, the Regional Commissioner...

Detained Ethiopian OLF activist breastfeeding in police station freed

A detained Ethiopian activist, Chaltu Takele, who had been breastfeeding her six-month-old baby in a police station in the western Shambu town has been freed.When Chaltu along with 75 supporters of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), was arrested in...

Ugandan MP punches rival in the parliament

Ugandan MP, Odonga Otto from Aruu County was rushed to the hospital on Thursday after he was allegedly punched by his Kilak North counterpart, Anthony Akol.The two lawmakers exchanged blows at Parliament over claims that Mr Otto was telling...

Ethiopian students in Wuhan China demands evacuation

Alarm is growing among the estimated thousands of African students stranded in the locked-down Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus.An association of Ethiopian students says in a statement released Friday that students...

Four Burundi journalists sentenced to 10 years in jail

Four Burundi journalists, Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Térence Mpozenzi and Egide Harerimana, have been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail each after a court found them guilty of threatening the security of the state.They were also fined one million...

Militants attack kills 15 in eastern DR Congo

Fifteen people have been killed in the eastern DR Congo region of Beni, where hundreds have died in militia violence since November, a local official said Wednesday, giving a provisional toll.In the past 24 hours, "14 bodies have been...
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UN calls for independent investigation into Cameroon anglophone village massacre

The UN called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the "shocking" killing of 23 villagers in...
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Nigeria military invade community burns homes after sea pirates attack

Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after "suspected pirates" killed six people, security sources and...

Police in South Africa hunt for female guard who stole $267k in cash

South African Police are still on the hunt for a female security official who allegedly stole R4m(about $267,000) in cash from her employer, SBV...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime...

Lesotho 1st lady set for trial in PM’s ex-wife murder March 27

The wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday...