TANZANIAN MP SENT TO PRISON FOR DEFAMING PRESIDENT

  A Tanzanian opposition MP has been handed a five-month prison sentence after being found guilty of defaming President John Magufuli, The Citizen news site reports. Joseph Mbilinyi – popularly known as Sugu – from the opposition Chadema party, was convicted by a magistrate’s court in the southwestern town of Mbeya. His co-accused, Emmanuel Masonga, […]

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SA’S GUPTA BROTHERS ‘DENY THEY ARE FUGITIVES’

The Gupta brothers have denied they are fugitives from South Africa’s justice system, according to eNCA reporter Karyn Maughan. She says their lawyer accuses South Africa’s police force of issuing statements which are “malicious, misleading and simply incorrect”. She adds that the lawyer has demanded the police provide proof of an arrest warrant for Ajay […]

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ZIMBABWE WILL STILL MARK ROBERT MUGABE DAY

Robert Mugabe may no longer be Zimbabwe’s leader, but the country will still mark his birthday with a public holiday. Zimbabwe’s new government said tomorrow-21st February –will continue to be known as Robert Gabriel Mugabe Youth Day. Mr Mugabe, who was ousted from power in November, last year after three decades as president, will turn […]

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KENYA’S HIGH COURT SUSPENDS THE GOVERNMENT’S SHUTDOWN OF 3 PRIVATE TV CHANNELS.

Kenya’s High Court has suspended the government’s shutdown of three of the country’s largest private TV channels. KTN, NTV, and Citizen TV were taken off-air over plans to broadcast opposition leader Raila Odinga’s unofficial “inauguration” on Tuesday. The court has suspended the ban for 14 days while the case is heard. Mr Odinga lost last […]

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KENYAN TV GAGGED FOR RIVAL INAUGURATION

Kenyan authorities have shut down TV stations to prevent live coverage of a swearing-in event by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who boycotted last year’s disputed presidential election. Several hundred supporters gathered at a park in central Nairobi, where the opposition event was due to take place. The result of the August general election was annulled […]

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LACK OF WATER HITS KENYAN SLUM FIREFIGHT

Thousands of people have reportedly been left homeless after fire swept through a Kenyan slum on Sunday evening, killing at least four. Residents used sewage water in a desperate attempt to douse the flames which had engulfed their homes in the Lang’ata area of the capital, Nairobi. The MP for the area, Nixon Korir, said […]

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