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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ELDERS PROTEST AFTER SOMALI TROOPS KILL JIHADISTS

Somali officials said they had killed eight jihadist fighters during an overnight operation, denying claims  from local elders that they had shot civilians dead, two of them children. Somali community leaders accused the troops, accompanied by US military advisors, of having killing the nine civilians in the overnight operations. An initial government statement said its […]

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OPPOSITION SUPPORTERS BURN BANNER CELEBRATING KENYATTA’S RE-ELECTION

Supporters of Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga in the western lakeside city of Kisumu have burned a banner that was to have been put up, congratulating President Uhuru Kenyatta on his victory in the 8 August election, privately-owned Star newspaper reports. It quoted a man in the city saying that the banner was “disturbing peace”. Another […]

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UGANDA TO SENTENCE SIX FOR TERRORISM

A court in Uganda is expected to sentence six suspects today on terrorism charges. The suspects are among 14 people arrested during investigations into the killing of Muslim clerics in 2014. The court has however not linked them to the murder of the Muslim leaders. The head of Uganda’s Shia community, Sheikh Abdu Kadir Muwaya, […]

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