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East Africa: What Museveni’s Win Means for EAC

When Kenya’s fifth president is elected in 2022, the victorious candidate will have to deal with a familiar face in the region who has been around for nearly four decades. Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni secured a fresh presidential term in the elections held on January 14, amid complaints of electoral fraud by the leading opposition […]

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Kenya: Koigi – Uhuru Must Work Hard to Salvage His Legacy Before He Retires

Former Subukia MP Koigi Wa Wamwere has waded into the debate about President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legacy and succession politics and his idea of a rotational presidency. Mr Wamwere urges the president to declare ODM leader Raila Odinga his “successor” after the falling-out with his deputy William Ruto. Q. If you were to reflect on the […]

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Kenya: Gloves Off As Ruto, Allies Drop Pretence to Take On President

Far from the loyal deputy that never responded directly to his boss and would carefully word his statements not to target him, Deputy President William Ruto has now come out of the shadows, boldly taking on President Uhuru Kenyatta as the 2022 General Election draws closer. Recent political developments indicate an emboldened Ruto-leaning Tangatanga crew […]

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Tanzania: All the 338 Tourists Confirmed Safe After Five-Star Hotels Catch Fire in Zanzibar

Dar es Salaam — All the 338 tourists who were accommodated at the Ocean Paradise Resort and Spa and Tui Blue hotels in Zanzibar were rescued to safety after fire broke out at the two five-star hotels located at Kiwengwa beach in the northeastern coast. The inferno which broke out in the early hours of […]

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Ethiopia: Gondar, Camelot of Ethiopian Epiphany Ready for Extraordinary ‘Timket’ Festivity

Addis Ababa — Gondar, the ancient historical city and considered as the Camelot of Ethiopian epiphany (Timket), has finalized its preparation of the carnival that will be celebrated on Tuesday, announced the city administration. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) inscribed Ethiopian Epiphany in the list of World Intangible Cultural Heritage as […]

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Africa: CHAN Tournament Key Litmus Test for African Football in Covid-19 TimesNationThe 2020 African Nations Championships (Chan), the biggest football tournament in Africa since the outbreak of Covid-19, started Saturday in Cameroon. Read more »

Africa: CHAN Tournament Key Litmus Test for African Football in Covid-19 TimesNationThe 2020 African Nations Championships (Chan), the biggest football tournament in Africa since the outbreak of Covid-19, started Saturday in Cameroon. Read more »

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Nigeria: Ruth Usoro Sets New Triple Jump National RecordPremium TimesUsoro jointly has the best indoor Triple jump distance in the world so far this year. Read more »

Nigeria: Ruth Usoro Sets New Triple Jump National RecordPremium TimesUsoro jointly has the best indoor Triple jump distance in the world so far this year. Read more »

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Zimbabwe: Chikwende Perfect for Simba

FC Platinum striker Perfect Chikwende is ineligible to play for his new side Simba SC in the CAF Champions League group stages after joining the club from the Zimbabwean champions on Friday. The Tanzanian football champions are believed to have paid an around US$50 000 transfer fee for the red-hot 27-year-old forward. Chikwende has already […]

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Zimbabwe: No Hope for Local Football Return

THOSE who are dreaming of Zimbabwean football’s return to the field any time soon will have to continue dreaming until probably deeper into the year or even next year. In fact, events on the ground are plain enough to see that it would be a miracle for football to be played as usual on a […]

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Malawi: Ekwendeni Move 2nd After Hammering Karonga Utd

From third position on Chilembwe Day after thumping Chitipa United 1-3, new comers Ekwendeni Hammers have moved up to the second position on the TNM Super League log table after inflicting more pain on hosts Karonga United on Saturday in a match that also ended 1-3. The result sees the rookies registering three away consecutive […]

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Somalia: Qatar Envoy to Somalia Meets With Mogadishu Mayor

Governor of Benadir Region who also doubles up as the Mayor of Mogadishu Omar Mohamud Filish has met with Qatar envoy to Somalia Hassan Bin Hamsa. The two leaders discussed the development of Qatari projects in the Benadir region and how to accelerate various Qatari projects in the capital. “The Governor of Banadir Region and […]

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Kenya: Judicial Commission Retreats to Plan Recruitment of the Next CJ

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has retreated to Mombasa to finalise preparations for recruiting a new Chief Justice following the retirement of Mr David Maraga on January 12. The commission said in a statement that the Notice Declaring a Vacancy in the Office of the Chief Justice will be out tomorrow. The notice should precede […]

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South Africa: All That Glitters – a Look Into Illicit Gold Networks

The Midas touch connecting South Africa to global smugglers, terrorists and Dubai’s dubious gold industry. First published in the Daily Maverick 168 weekly newspaper. South Africa has surfaced as a key transit point for bullion smugglers wanting to channel the precious metal to and from one of the world’s most prolific players in the gold […]

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Malawi Records Highest Number of Covid Hospital Admissions, Death Toll Rises

Malawi has registered 562 new coronavirus (Covid-19) in the last 24-hour reporting period and hospital deaths has risen by 9 amid a surge of infections, 18 new recoveries and the highest number of admissions at 167 in 18 hospitals across the country – with Blantyre still as the highest at 71. However, co-chairperson of the […]

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East Africa: Somalia Admits Tiff With Kenya ‘Profiting’ Al-Shabaab Militants

The Somalia government officials have made a subtle admission that the diplomatic tiff with Kenya is profiting the terror group Al-Shabaab, even as opposition politicians chided Mogadishu for cutting links which they would have used to iron out differences. The claims emerged last week as a special team from Djibouti toured both countries to gather […]

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Zimbabwe/Cameroon: Warriors Fall in CHAN Opener

THE Warriors began their record equalling fifth appearance at the African Nations Championship (Chan) finals in cruel fashion after narrowly losing to hosts Cameroon courtesy of a Salomon Banga second half strike at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium last night. Cameroon have qualified for the knockout stage of the Chan in two of their previous three […]

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Central African Republic: Rise in Food Prices Due to Escalating Conflict Tips More People Into Poverty in the Central African Republic

Bangui — ccording to the latest « Price monitoring Bulletin » produced by Central African Institute for Statistics, Economic and Social Studies (ICASEES) with support from the World Bank, the prices of basic imported food products, including milk powder, salt, sugar and onions, have spiked from 15% to 240% in markets surveyed across Bangui, Bimbo […]

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Seychelles: Cook & Share Recipe Book Is a Mixture of Food Cultures From a Seychellois in Switzerland

‘Cook & Share,’ a new gastronomy book by a Seychellois living in Silvaplana, Switzerland is inspired by recipes shared on a Facebook page with the same name. Pierre Savy – a home chef, as he refers to himself — is a foodie who hopes that the collection of Seychellois and international dishes will inspire more […]