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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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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