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East Africa

It is illegal to plan, organize and support online protests in Tanzania

Tanzania's government has placed a ban on all forms of protests held on the internet. Under a new legislation, organising, planning or even supporting any...

Rwanda reopens its airports to international travellers

After months of suspending international flights due to the coronavirus pandemic, Rwandan airports have now reopened to international travellers. On Saturday commercial passenger flights resumed...

Covid-19: Kenya resumes international flights

Kenya on Saturday resumed international flights after earlier suspension months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic. The first flight left the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport...

Man jailed for killing Ugandan mountain gorilla

A Ugandan man has been jailed 11 years for killing one of the country's best known mountain gorillas. The rare silverback mountain gorrilla called Rafiki,...

Somalia: Journalist jailed for Facebook posts on Covid-19

Somali based journalist Abdiaziz Ahmed Gurbiye has been jailed six months for comments he made on social media about Covid-19. Gurbiye was convicted for his...

[Video]: Outrage after cops in Nairobi brutally beat up lawmaker

There is outrage in Kenya after police officers were captured on camera beating up a female lawmaker with sticks. The cops assaulted Patricia Mutheu at the...

Ugandan man ‘disowns’ daughter contesting him in local election

In some families fathers encourage their daughters to aspire to the top but not for one father from Uganda who is a politician as...

Somalia’s lawmakers vote out Prime Minister Ali Khaire

Somalia’s parliament has voted to oust Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on Saturday. He was ousted through a vote of no confidence, the speaker of...

Tanzania’s former president Benjamin Mkapa dies

Tanzania’s former President Benjamin Mkapa has died, according to the government. He died on Friday morning, President John Magufuli said in a statement issued shortly...

Uganda’s 75-year old President Museveni seeks sixth term

Ugandan's President Yoweri Museveni has been confirmed as the presidential candidate for the ruling party for the general elections next year. The party on Thursday...

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African stars seek support for victims of Beirut explosion

Many African stars are rallying for support for victims of Tuesday’s bomb blast in the Lebanese capital Beirut. Former Chelsea and Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien,...

Ghanaian students demonstrate over strict exams supervision

Final year students of the Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School in Ghana’s Ashanti region have demonstrated against strict supervision in the ongoing West African...

Iker Casillas retires from football

Former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas has retired from football at the age of 39. Casillas made 725 appearances for Real during a...

SA Innovation Summit 2020 to take Africa to the World

For the very first time in its 13-year history, the SA Innovation Summit (SAIS) – the largest start-up event in Africa – will be...

Ghana: Businesses sack 42k workers, cut wages for 770k due to Covid-19

The shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has had considerable impacts on Ghanaian businesses, forcing many firms to cut costs by reducing staff hours,...
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