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19 dead during gun raid: Northwest Nigeria

19 dead during gun raid: Northwest Nigeria

Nineteen people were killed at the weekend when armed men raided two villages in northwest Nigeria’s Kaduna state, the government said, in the latest violence to hit the region. Gunmen from kidnapping and cattle rustling gangs — called bandits by locals — often raid villages in northwest Nigeria, stealing cattle, kidnapping for ransom and burning […]

Decision to dissolve Sudan’s Government: Prime Minister

Decision to dissolve Sudan’s Government: Prime Minister

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday issued a decision to dissolve the government, said the Council of Ministers in a statement. “In accordance with the provisions of the constitutional document for the transitional period, the prime minister issued a decision today to relieve the ministers and ministers of state in the government of the […]

Democratic Republic of Congo announces the return of Ebola Virus

Democratic Republic of Congo announces the return of Ebola Virus

DR Congo on Sunday announced  the return of Ebola in its troubled east after a woman died of the disease, just three months after authorities declared the end of the country’s previous outbreak. “We have another episode of the Ebola virus” in the Biena health zone of North Kivu province, Health Minister Eteni Longondo told […]

East African Community leaders to meet in Arusha, Tanzania

East African Community leaders to meet in Arusha, Tanzania

Preparations for the extraordinary heads of state East African Community (EAC) summit have been concluded, with leaders expected to convene in Arusha on February 27. The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Patrick Mugoya, on Monday confirmed the summit, saying leaders are now discussing whether it will held virtually or physically owing […]

Mozambique to go into curfew ever since civil war

Mozambique to go into curfew ever since civil war

About two million Mozambicans in the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus breakout will from Friday adhere to a curfew for the first time since the civil war ended in 1992, President Filipe Nyusi announced Thursday.  The southern African nation’s decision to impose a 9:00 pm to 4:00 am curfew in the Great Maputo area — […]

We want fair COVID-19 test fees: Cargo transporters

We want fair COVID-19 test fees: Cargo transporters

Cross-border good transporters have called for fair COVID-19 test fees among East African Community (EAC) member states. Byron Kinene the chairman of the Regional Lorry Drivers and Transporters Association said each member state is charging COVID-19 test fees differently. He said this violates the very essence of regional integration and frustrates the movement of goods. […]

Opposition to boycott elections: Congo

Opposition to boycott elections: Congo

The Republic of Congo’s main opposition party will boycott the March 21 elections in which President Denis Sassou Nguesso, in power for decades, is running for re-election. The 77-year-old has held office for a total of 36 years, making him one of the longest-serving leaders in the world and head of a deeply poor nation. […]

South Sudan to Change Time zone

South Sudan to Change Time zone

Starting next week, if you have any dealings or connections with people or businesses in South Sudan, take note they are changing their Time Zone and they will be one hour behind Uganda or many other East African countries. A time zone is a designated area of the globe that observes a uniform standard time […]

Museveni’s Private Secretary Remanded Over Intimidating EC to Give Jobs To Her Relatives

Museveni’s Private Secretary  Remanded Over Intimidating EC to Give Jobs To Her Relatives

Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s court has remanded President Yoweri Museveni‘s private secretary Caroline Kembabazi on charges of giving false information to the Electoral Commission in an attempt to secure jobs for her three relatives in the institution. Kembabazi, 31, a resident of Kireka in Kiira Division of Wakiso district, on Thursday afternoon appeared before Grade One […]

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