KENYA SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS UHURU KENYATTA POLL WIN

  Kenya’s Supreme Court has upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in last month’s election re-run, which was boycotted by the main opposition. Judges dismissed two petitions challenging the poll, opening the way for Mr Kenyatta to be inaugurated for a second term next week. The opposition said the ruling had been given under “duress”, and […]

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11 YEAR OLD BOY DIES ON THE SPOT AFTER BEING HIT BY FLYING STONES FROM A BLASTING QUARRY

An 11 year old boy has died on the spot while three others sustained serious injuries after they were hit by flying stones from a stone blasting quarry in Katombola area of Kazungula district.  Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo who confirmed the sad development to Komboni radio News says the quarry belongs to a retired […]

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SOMALIA DECLARES VICTORY OVER AL-SHABAB

Somalia says it has won the military war against the militant Islamists al-Shabab, leading the group to switch to terror tactics. Somalia’s Information Minister, Abdirahman Osman, told the BBC’s Newsday programme that the extremists would soon be totally defeated. His comments come after it was announced African Union (AU) forces were to gradually withdraw from […]

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LIBYANS DIG FOR WATER IN LATEST TEST FOR CAPITAL’S RESIDENTS

Across Libya’s capital residents have started drilling through pavements to access wells in a desperate search for water after the taps ran dry in a new low for living conditions. After years of neglect, workers turned off the water to do urgent maintenance earlier this month, cutting supplies to many Tripoli households. Then an armed […]

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4 PEOPLE KILLED IN THE KENYA ELECTION RE-RUN CLASHES

At least four people were killed on Thursday in clashes over Kenya’s election re-run, prompting officials to delay the vote in four counties and further tarnishing the credibility of a deeply divisive poll.  As counting began after a day marked by bloodshed and poor voter turnout, President Uhuru Kenyatta was heading for a landslide victory after […]

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KENYAN SUPREME COURT JUDGES UNDER FIRE

The hashtag #WakoraNetwork (meaning ‘criminal network’ in Kiswahili) is trending in Kenya amid allegations by the governing Jubilee Party that two Supreme Court judges met with lawyers representing the opposition leader, Raila Odinga, during the hearing of the presidential petition which annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win. The inspiration for the hashtag appears to come from remarks President […]

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SOUTH AFRICAN HOME AFFAIRS ANNOUNCES NEW PERMITS FOR ZIMBABWEANS IN THAT COUNTRY

South Africa’s Home Affairs Department has announced a new permit for documented Zimbabweans in South Africa. The permit, named the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit, will allow Zimbabweans to stay in the country for a maximum of four years. Enca reports that it will come into effect in January next year and be valid until December 2021. […]

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