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Ebola Outbreak in the DRC

Thu, 2017-05-18 08:27

The Kenyan government is on high alert following Ebola reports in DR Congo. The move comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an Ebola outbreak on Friday, following one positive test in a...

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President Uhuru Kenyatta Announces 18% Increment for Kenyan Workers

Tue, 2017-05-02 08:50

The 1st of May in the Kenyan calendar marks Labour Day. A day that has been set aside to celebrate workers not just in Kenya but in different parts of the world though the...

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Kenyans Reaping Big from Ecological Farming

Thu, 2017-04-20 15:56

In response to the five month severe drought which ravaged the Horn of Africa regions, several small scale farmers in Kenya have adopted simple but cost effective measures to grow crops. Because of poor...

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Why nearly half of Africans don’t trust elections

Sat, 2017-03-25 13:50

  “The reality of elections in Africa… Gabon – This summer has seen a number of closely contested elections across Africa. In Gabon, the national election in August sparked post electio n protests outside...

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Zambia: IMF holds talks with Over possible aid programme.

Fri, 2017-03-24 17:21

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday it held talks with Zambian authorities over the possibility of an aid programme. Adding that there was a range of facilities available for the southern African...

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Zambia: Opposition MPs boycott president’s address

Sat, 2017-03-18 15:22

Opp. MPs refuse to recognize Edgar Lungu’s election last August, saying they have evidence of fraud and irregularities. The opposition members of Zambia’s parliament Friday boycotted an address by the president en masse, saying...

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Catholic priests, religious face wave of violence in DR Congo

Sat, 2017-03-18 14:43

Nearly half of the Congo’s 67.5 million people are Catholic. Previously, nearly 6 million people died in the 1996-2003 conflict over the nation’s transfer of power.Following recent attempts at brokering peace between the government...

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OAIC Lifting Up membership’s Voices in Proclaiming the Gospel

Fri, 2017-03-17 17:55

The Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) is a representative body that brings together African Independent and Instituted Churches (AICs), offers a platform for restoring hope and enables churches to minister effectively to the needs...

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<p>The Nigerian city of Port Harcourt

Sat, 2017-03-04 10:14

The Nigerian city of Port Harcourt used to be known as “The Garden City”. However, it has recently been covered in a blanket of black soot, which has prompted the federal government to declare...

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Trade Lobby Encouraging Chinese Investments in Africa

Fri, 2017-03-03 17:55

Kenya Chinese Chamber of Commerce (KCCC) is focused on promoting exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences between China and Kenya. The business lobby, headquartered in Nairobi enhances Sino Africa relations, with special focus on...

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Meet Dorsen, 8, who mines cobalt to make your smartphone work

Tue, 2017-02-28 17:20

Undercover investigators have found children as young as four working in Congolese mines where cobalt is extracted for smartphones. The mineral is an essential component of batteries for smartphones and laptops, making billions for...

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South African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant march

Sat, 2017-02-25 12:24

South African police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up clashes between local protesters and immigrants in Pretoria on Friday at a march against foreigners. Shops and homes owned by...

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Kenyan prisoners to vote in August elections

Thu, 2017-02-23 13:13

The Electoral Commission in Kenya has started registering prisoners who are eligible to vote during this year’s General elections due in August. Hundreds of prisoners lined up in designated areas within the prisons to...

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South Sudan declares famine in Unity State

Mon, 2017-02-20 15:23

A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years. The government and the United Nations report that some 100,000...

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Banks accused of South Africa FX rigging

Fri, 2017-02-17 08:53

South Africa’s local  and international banks have been accused of rigging the price of South Africa’s currency, the rand, by the country’s competition watchdog. Global giants Barclays, JP Morgan and HSBC are among 17...

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The Democratic Republic of Congo has a new excuse for delaying polls : saying it can’t afford to hold a presidential election

Thu, 2017-02-16 17:13

The government of Joseph Kabila is has a new excuse for delaying the vote that would usher in a new president: Elections are expensive. Pierre Kangudia, budget minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

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Letter from Africa: ‘We Sudanese still feel like pariahs’

Thu, 2017-02-16 08:14

In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir of Sudan’s Elephant Media group explains what it is like to live in subject to US sanctions. 2017 at first felt like new era...

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A grandmother’s grief: painful death of joy

Fri, 2017-02-10 08:20

With a tenderness that can only come from a mother, Esther Wangui smiled as she watched her twin granddaughters, 10, hold each other’s hands as they walked to school on the morning of January...

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Fearless hunt for pasture cause a huge cattle invasion overwhelms iconic wildlife reserves

Thu, 2017-02-09 08:31

Cattle herders, wildlife conservancies and climate change are colliding on the beautiful Kenyan highlands of Laikipia with tragic consequences. Samburu, Pokot and Maasai tribesmen, driven by annually increasing drought and overstocking and abetted by...

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Somalia’s Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo chosen as president, in a vote held in an aircraft hangar.

Thu, 2017-02-09 07:44

BREAKING NEWS: Somalia’s MPs have elected a Somali-US national as the country’s new president in a vote held in an aircraft hangar. Ex-Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed beat President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in...

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