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South Africa’s Zulu King dies at 72

South Africa’s Zulu King dies at 72

Goodwill Zwelithini, the controversial but revered king of South Africa’s Zulus, died Friday aged 72 after weeks in hospital, his palace announced.  The king wielded great influence among millions of Zulus through his largely ceremonial and spiritual role despite having no official power in modern South Africa. ‘It is with the utmost grief that I […]

Former Kenya prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

Former Kenya prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

Former Kenyan Prime Minister who is also Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Amollo Odinga has tested positive for Covid-19. Odinga’s personal physician Dr.  David Oluoch-Olunya in a statement released on Thursday evening confirmed the positive results. “We have confirmed Odinga has SARs-2 Covid-19 He is responding well to treatment he is receiving at the Nairobi hospital […]

Kenya lifts ban on Ugandan maize importations

Kenya lifts ban on Ugandan maize importations

Kenya has backtracked on a ban it imposed on import of maize from Uganda and Tanzania.  This is a relief to Ugandan farmers, traders and Government though the lifting of the ban has been accompanied with strict conditions. On March 5, the Kenyan government imposed a ban on imported maize, saying that they were seeking […]

Burundi bans maize imports

Burundi bans maize imports

Burundi has joined Kenya in banning the importation of maize grain and flour imports for the next six months. In a statement released by the country’s Ministry of Commerce on Monday, March 8, 2021, indicated that the maize they recently imported was “not good” and could affect people’s health. “While this grain and flour is […]

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 — […]

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